‘Gather at Gwanghwamun’
A street cheer will be held to support Kim Eun-Joong-ho, who is writing miracles at the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) Under-20 (U-20) World Cup.
On July 7, the Korea Football Association announced, “Seoul and the Red Devils will hold a group street cheer at Gwanghwamun Square to support our national team against Italy in the U-20 World Cup semifinals.”
The U-20 team, led by head coach Kim Eun-joong, will face Italy at 6 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 9, at La Plata Stadium in Argentina for a ticket to the U-20 World Cup final.
South Korea finished as runners-up four years ago, led by a special ace in Lee Kang-in, who won the U-20 World Cup Golden Ball. Kim Eun-joong-ho was determined to replicate his older brothers’ mythology, but his lack of standout talent kept him out of the limelight. Few expected him to advance past the group stage and into the quarterfinals and semifinals.
But Kim breezed through the group stage with a 2-1 victory over European powerhouse France, then defeated Ecuador 3-2 in the round of 16 and Nigeria 1-0 in the quarterfinals to become the first Asian team to reach the semifinals of two consecutive tournaments.
“I had no expectations, and I had a lot of concerns,” Kim said after the Nigeria game. I didn’t know much about the players, so it was heartbreaking that the players who were not in the spotlight were not able to fulfill their potential.” “They treated me really sincerely, and they followed me well. I feel like they’re fulfilling their potential now,” he says with tears in his eyes.스포츠토토
Now, soccer fans have a chance to cheer on Kim as he tries to write a miracle on the other side of the world. Even though the game is in the early hours of a weekday, they can still play alongside the young Taeguk warrior who is defying all odds to reach the final.
Gwanghwamun Square is expected to be flooded with red seven months after the Korea-Brazil World Cup Round of 16 match in Qatar last December.