…And like any football/ soccer fanatic, Vietnam celebrated and cheered on the teams.

Hundreds and thousands of people, if not more, of all ages gathered in the streets and at local pubs to cheer on the first 2010 World Cup game.  Televisions and projectors teemed the sleepless cities (and will continue to for days to come).

Check out the party pictures below.

Even newly formed boy band La Thang came to join the fun.

Singer Phuong Thanh “MC-ed” the event and got the crowd going.