Faces of Soccer: South Korea

Faces of Football: South Korea

Pricey South Korean nationwide group, 

I am Jaebeom Hong, a 35-year-old radiologist from Daegu in South Korea. Subsequent to work and taking good care of my fantastic youngsters, soccer is crucial factor in my life.  

I’ve been supporting the South Korean nationwide group because the 1994 FIFA World Cup. I used to be simply eight years outdated on the time however I vividly bear in mind celebrating Hong Myung-bo’s good lengthy vary purpose towards Germany within the group levels. We misplaced that sport 3-2, however having gone three objectives behind within the first half, our boys confirmed nice braveness to attain two objectives and ‘win’ the second half. 

My most memorable second as a fan needs to be the ultimate group stage sport of the 2018 World Cup, after we did handle to beat Germany. It was towards all the chances, however South Korea managed to win because of a 94th minute purpose from Kim Younger-gwon and a ninety fifth minute purpose from Son Heung-min. It was really unbelievable. 

Like each different South Korean fan, Son is one among my favorite gamers of all time. He’s positively the perfect participant we at present have at our disposal and I’m trying ahead to seeing him hearth us to glory as soon as once more this winter. My different favorite of all time is Park Ji-sing. He’s maybe our best ever participant, and I at all times appreciated how diligently he lined floor and the way a lot he was keen to battle for the nationwide group shirt.  

I am planning to observe the event at dwelling with my household this yr. It will likely be my three-year-old daughter’s first ever World Cup and I’m so excited to observe the video games along with her and see her fall in love with the nationwide group in the identical method that I did once I was a baby. She has been to the stadium of our native group Daegu FC a number of instances and I can already see her curiosity within the stunning sport rising. 

I’m backing the group to make it by way of to the spherical of 16. We’re in a troublesome group, sure, as Portugal and Uruguay are two superb groups and Ghana are definitely no pushovers both. I believe, with a purpose to get by way of, we have to be a bit extra defence and maybe hit groups on the counter assault and rating objectives by way of set items. 

I do know it’s a pipe dream, however successful the World Cup could be the best second of my life as a soccer fan and it could change South Korean soccer ceaselessly. 

No matter the way you guys carry out although, keep in mind that there’ll at all times be 50 million followers supporting you and cheering you on again dwelling. I want you all the perfect on the event.

Good luck!

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