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Hundreds of thousands of fans tricked into watching fake AFF Cup match on YouTube


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A livestream video of a Vietnam-Indonesia football match on YouTube, January 9, 2022. Photo by VnExpress/Luu Quy


Hundreds of thousands of football fans were tricked into watching an old Vietnam-Indonesia football match on YouTube, instead of the actual AFF Cup semifinal on Monday.


"When my neighbors screamed ‘Goal!’ but my computer kept showing the score at 0-0, I realized I was watching the wrong match," said Ha Van Quyet from Hanoi. Quyet wanted to watch the Vietnam-Indonesia semifinal match on Monday, but when he went on YouTube, he stumbled upon a match from SEA Games 31 in May.


"Both the title and the thumbnail said it was the latest match," he said. "The video was from a reputable channel, which is why I watched it."


Full Story: https://e.vnexpress.net/news/news/hundreds-of-thousands-tricked-into-watching-fake-aff-cup-match-on-youtube-4558369.html


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