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Photo book captures Vietnamese football’s success in 2018

Photos featuring iconic moments for Vietnamese football in 2018 will be showcased in an exhibition at Hanoi’s Temple of Literature, which will open on January 30.

The pictures are part of a photo book entitled “2018 – Historical hallmark of Vietnam’s football” of photographer Nguyen A.

The book contains nearly 500 photos capturing Vietnamese players in their matches and joyous fans celebrating victory.

The year 2018 began with a historic achievement, with the U23 national men’s football team finishing second at the 2018 Asian Football Confederation Championship in China in January. This was Vietnam’s highest ever finish at a continental-level football tournament.

Next, the Olympic team qualified for the semi-finals of the 2018 Asian Games (ASIAD 18), losing out to eventual winners the Republic of Korea.

The crowning achievement came in December, as Vietnam won the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Suzuki Cup for the first time in 10 years.

The men’s football teams won praise from around the world, largely thanks to the grit they showed against heavyweights like Australia, Qatar and Japan.