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Vietnam: South East Asia Football Kings!

I had been in Vietnam for a week and was blown away by the activity on the streets and the masses of scooters zipping to and fro. Ho Chi Minh City itself boasts a population of over 5 million people and 3 million scooters.

December 28th, however, held something special in store for me the visitor, as well as masses of Vietnamese glued to television sets across the country. With a 3-2 aggregate win over Thailand, Vietnam were triumphantly crowned as the 2008 South East Asia football champs winning their first regional title ever!

One could not help but to be swept away by the raw joy and energy that ensued. I had never been so enthused for another country's sporting achievement!

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