Then, the national team visited Mausoleum of President Ho Chi Minh to report their achievement at the tournament.
Attending in the meeting were Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam, Chief of Government Office Mai Tien Dung, Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyen Ngoc Thien and senior leaders.
Speaking at the meeting, PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc said that he waited for over five hours to meet the footballers; and he expressed his pleasure at success and efforts of the Vietnam national under-23 team as Vietnam came the second and became the first Southeast Asian country to enter the final of the AFC U23 championship.
Head of the Vietnamese Under 23 football delegation Duong Vu Lam reported competition process of the footballers, and Chief of Government Office Mai Tien Dung announced a decision to certificate members and outstanding individuals at the 2018 AFC U23 Championship in China.
On behalf of the Party and State leaders, PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc offered the First Class Labor Medal to the national team, and the Third Class Labor Medal to head coach Park Hang-seo, goalkeeper Bui Tien Dung and midfielder Nguyen Quang Hai respectively.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam offered certificates to the members.
PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc offers the Third Class Labor Medal to head coach Park Hang-seo, goalkeeper Bui Tien Dung and midfielder Nguyen Quang Hai respectively.Vietnam won the second- best in the final of AFC U23 Championship after losing Uzbekistan 1-2. In addition, Vietnam also won Fair Play award.
On the same day, the footballers and coach board of the national team participated in Gala at My Dinh National Stadium.