Over 1,000 police and security guards have been assigned to My Dinh Stadium as Vietnam play the Philippines in the 2018 AFF Suzuki Cup semi-final second leg on Thursday evening. Vietnamese football fans gather at the Hoan Kiem Lake to celebrate a victory of the national football team in the AFF Suzuki Cup 2018 The match will start at 7.30 pm at My Dinh Stadium. The chained balls at My Dinh Stadium are removed on December 5 Kieu Huu Tho, a fan living near My Dinh Stadium said he supported the decision, reasoning that the chained balls mean blocked energy. “Our team won when playing overseas but mostly have drawn or lost at home. A moving ball creates energy. But these balls are chained. They should be removed in the long term anyway,” he said. However, many agreed that this should be considered a fun story as skills and strength of a football team will decide the outcome of a match.