Last update: 15:18 | 31/01/2018
Vietnamese football players Bui Tien Dung, Phan Van Duc, Pham Xuan Manh, Nguyen Cong Phuong, Nguyen Van Hoang, Xuan Truong and Thanh Chung were warmly welcomed by their hometown fans who went crazy on January 30.
Goalkeeper Bui Tien Dung, his younger brother - midfielder Tien Dung, and midfielder Van Dai received a warm welcome from supporters upon returning to their homes in Thanh Hoa Province on January 30.
Many local fans in Thanh Hoa Province wait several hours for a chance to meet the football stars.
The three Vietnam U23 stars are warmly welcomed by the local fans.
The car carrying them is mobbed by crowds of excited supporters.
Some even light flares to greet their arrival.
The Thanh Hoa provincial People’s Committee presents awards to the U23 football players whose hometown is Thanh Hoa.
Goalkeeper Bui Tien Dung is awarded VND200 million.
Tien Dung and Van Dai each get VND50 million.
Businesses present a total of VND300 million to the three players.
A huge number of football fans gather at Vinh airport to welcome midfielder Bui Tien Dung upon his returning home.
Luxury cars are emblazoned with Vietnamese flags to show support for the footballer.
They line up to wait for the hero.
Leaders from Ha Tinh Provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism welcome Dung at the airport.
The footballer receives flowers from local leaders.
Many local fans wait several hours in Ben Thuy bridge for a chance to meet the football star.
Meanwhile, in Tuyen Quang province, a number of football supporters also take to the streets to welcome midfielders Thanh Chung and Xuan Truong as they return home.
Many streets in Tuyen Quang city are blocked by football fans.
A fan wearing coat with Xuan Truong’s photo on it.
Young girls raise a banner that says “Xuan Truong- the pride of Tuyen Quang province”.
Xuan Truong is surrounded by his fans.
His family and himself worship their ancestors.
Truong at an exchange with football fans in his hometown.
Xuan Truong and Thanh Chung receive certificates of merit from Tuyen Quang provincial People’s Committee.
The two payers are awarded VND100 million each by local enterprises.
Midfielder Phan Van Duc, defender Pham Xuan Manh, and striker Nguyen Cong Phuong were warmly welcomed from football fans at Vinh airport.
Parents are excited to meet with their beloved sons.
Thousands of crazy fans wait along the streets to greet their heroes.
Cong Phuong’s parents and sister.
Defender Xuan Manh.
Striker Cong Phuong receive a bouquet of flowers.
Duc Chinh (right) returned to his home town in Phu Tho Province on January 30.
Ha Ke San, vice chairman of Phu Tho provincial People’s Committee (left) awards a certificate of merit to Duc Chinh.
Chinh receives a generous welcome from the leaders of Phu Tho’s Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, and youth union.
A large number of local fans await Duc Chinh’s arrival from the early morning, seeking a chance to meet their hero.
Duc Chinh put in good performances in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U23 Championship 2018, where the Vietnam U23 squad made history by advancing to the final for the first time.
Many people want photographs with Chinh and give him bouquets of flowers.
Duc Chinh waves to the crowds to show his sincere thanks to local fans.
After the hearty welcome, Ha Duc Chinh travels back to his home in Xuan Dai Commune, Tan Son District, Phu Tho Province.
On his Facebook page, Chinh sends his sincere thanks to the provincial leaders, and local fans who have supported him.
Vietnam U23 football stars and coach Park Hang Seo were warmly received by Hanoi leaders on January 30.
Chairman of the Hanoi municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung received Vietnam U23 footballers and their coaching board on January 30.
The players recommended for awards are Nguyen Quang Hai, Nguyen Thanh Chung, Pham Duc Huy, Do Duy Manh, Doan Van Hau, and Truong Van Thai Quy.
Midfielders Do Duy Manh (left) and Nguyen Quang Hai (right) are from Hanoi FC.
Doan Van Hau, Nguyen Quang Hai and Do Duy Manh all play an important role in line-up of Hanoi FC as well as Vietnam U23s.
Speaking at the meeting, Chairman of the Hanoi municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung congratulated achievements of the Vietnam U23 squad at the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U23 Championship 2018. He also praised players from football clubs in Hanoi for making great contributions to the achievements of Vietnam U23s.
Each player of the Vietnam U23 squad is awarded VND20 million. Footballers of Hanoi FC who played for Vietnam U23 squad get VND50 million each.