My Dinh listed among five best stadia in Southeast Asia

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NDO - My Dinh National Stadium in Hanoi has recently been selected as one of the five best stadiums in Southeast Asia by

My Dinh Stadium is a multi-purpose venue located 10 kilometres west of central Hanoi. The stadium, which has a capacity of 40,192, opened in 2003 and was used for the 2007 AFC Asian Cup in Southeast Asia.

Construction on the venue began in 2002 and it was officially opened on September 2, 2003, when it hosted a friendly between Vietnam U-23 and Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua. It was then used as the main venue for the SEA Games later that year.

In 2007, when the AFC Asian Cup was staged in Southeast Asia, My Dinh Stadium hosted all but one of the Group B games. Vietnam defeated the United Arab Emirates 2-0 in their opening match before advancing to the last eight as runners-up behind Japan.

The other four featured stadiums include Stadium Australia (Sydney, Australia), Gelora Bung Karno Stadium (Jakarta, Indonesia), National Stadium (Bukit Jalil, Malaysia), and Rajamangala Stadium (Bangkok, Thailand).