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Vietnam U23 team meet with city fans
Minh Phong
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Vietnam U23 team meet with city fans

Minh Phong

Vietnamese players pose for a photo with the national fl ag made from 1,500 velvet roses upon arrival in HCMC to meet with city fans - PHOTO: THANH HOA

Thousands of football fans in HCMC on February 4 rushed to Thong Nhat Stadium in District 10 to interact with members of the Vietnam U23 football team who had won the hearts of millions of Vietnamese people for their strong fighting spirit at the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U23 Championship.

Following a home-coming celebration held at the My Dinh National Stadium in Hanoi City last week, the city government has teamed up with the Vietnam Football Federation to organize a ceremony in HCMC to congratulate the national Under23 team on their achievements at the AFC U23 tournament.

Throngs of local youths flocked to the stadium from around 2 p.m. amidst sweltering sunshine to wait for the Vietnam U23 boys though the event was scheduled to take place a few hours later.

Although the squad failed to win the championship at the AFC U23 tournament, their strong fighting spirit amidst heavy snow and freezing weather at China’s stadium heaped praise from millions of supporters throughout the country.

As covered in local media, Vietnam lost 1-2 to Uzbekistan in the final in China last week, but huge numbers of football fans in HCMC and many provinces and cities around the country still took to the streets to celebrate the fantastic fighting spirit of Vietnam U23.

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