For an hour, the Myanmar fans were solidly behind their national team with the noise of their cheers and drums spiking whenever the players surged towards the opposing Laos goal.
File picture. Vietnam's Phan Van Tai Em, right, tackles Myanmar's Kyaw Ko Ko at the AFF Suzuki Cup group B match in Hanoi in 2010. Myanmar stood among the best in Asia from the mid-1960s to the 1970s, which is regarded as the country's golden age for football, but has had a four-decade slide to a record low in the world rankings.
But as the game went on, and it became clear the players would settle for the 0-0 draw that would take them to Southeast Asia's AFF Suzuki Cup, the crowd turned on their own team.