AFC's Asian Cup Festival in Hanoi attracts 5,000

The Asian Football Confederation launched its AFC Asian Cup 2007 Festival in Hanoi, Vietnam, on Saturday and attracted a crowd of more than 5,000 to the city's My Dinh Stadium. "Football enthusiasts started making a beeline for the venue since afternoon to take part in the ball juggling and shooting contest while the entertainment-cum-interactive sessions began in the evening ... Noted Vietnamese singers presented their morale-boosting numbers in the presence of national team players and their Austrian coach Alfred Reidl," the AFC's website reported.

AFC Assistant General Secretary Alex Soosay, Vietnam Football Federation’s Deputy General Secretary Duong Nghiep Khoa and two Vietnam national team players along with their coach shared their views on the AFC Asian Cup 2007 in between the performances such as Tran Lapbegan's ‘Way to success’, My Dung’s feet-tapping number “Belief in success”, Ha Anh Tuan's "A peaceful day" and Thuy Trien Do's "Friendship".