It seems that the people of Vietnam are happy as the Philippines despite not getting the overall champion title in the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games.
Thousands of Vietnamese went out of their homes to gather into the streets of Ho Chi Minh city to celebrate the first-ever football gold medal they got in the SEA Games.
Newspaper VN Express international and netizens posted several photos of the celebration.
Some netizens also uploaded a video of the scene, showing thousands of Vietnamese cheering and waving their flags.
After a long strinving path, Vietnam won the Men's Football Championship at Seagame and once again confirmed the Asean No. 1 position in football. The incident worths all celebrations, isn't it? pic.twitter.com/43qPpDeItr
— Kien Doan (@doanthaikien) December 11, 2019
Some of them even brought fireworks to make the celebration brighter.
CONGRATS VIETNAM! 🇻🇳
Ho Chi Minh erupts into celebration after Vietnam takes the gold at the 2019 SEA Games men's football tourney. pic.twitter.com/KYQCzDbM0U
— Robbin M. Dagle (@RCDagle) December 10, 2019
Vietnam defeated Indonesia 3-0 in the final of the SEA Games giving them the elusive gold medal in football.
The Vietnamese are one of the most active fans of football.
Vietnam received a total of 288 medals (98 gold, 85 silver, and 105 bronze), placing second in the tally.