HÀ NỘI — Airports were awash with red this morning as hundreds of eager Việt Nam football fans flew out to the Philippines for the final men’s match of the South East Asia Games.
With horns, loudspeakers, and flags wrapped around their shoulders, attendees roared with anticipation for tonight’s event.
“I’m very happy and nervous and hoping for victory for Việt Nam,” said Vũ Văn Dũng at Nội Bài International Airport.
Even in the air, shouts of “Việt Nam vô địch” made planes sound like playing fields. Excited supporters could not keep themselves seated.
“I hope our team plays calmly, confidently, and uses 200 percent of their strength to beat Indonesia and bring back the Gold Cup,” said Đinh Tiến Dũng, another football fan.
While Việt Nam’s women’s football team have gotten the gold before, the adrenaline level is above-average today as a victory against Indonesia will mark the first time that the men’s team have championed the SEA Games. — VNS