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Sidewalk restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City make sure Euro 2016 fans feel comfortable staying the night

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Many coffee shops and restaurants on Pham Van Dong Street are opening all night and have put up big screens to serve customers during the Euro soccer season. Photo credit: Zing
 Owner of this coffee shop said he has spent around VND30 million (US$1,300) buying a projector and a screen and he hopes that the investment will pay off after a month of the competition.
Many people gather at a sidewalk restaurant to watch a game together.
Some people living along the road have also brought their TVs outside to join the crowds. 
 Tran Quoc Vu (R) and the friends he invited to the restaurant where he works as a chef. All are attentive at 11 p.m. and plan to stay up all night.
 Two college students react while watching a game at a restaurant.
Some women also join the fun. 
Staff members of a restaurant dance to their favorite team’s victory. 
Street food vendors also stop by to enjoy a game. One says he usually sells until 9 p.m., but for the season, he has decided to work until 4 the next morning. 
You can find the original Vietnamese story here on Zing.

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