Red shirts + Red devils = Korea wins!
Korea dominated Greece in their first match of the world cup in South Africa! The country’s spirit and pride finally appeared. I always knew that Koreans are prideful, but it was different seeing it with sports. The first time we saw this pride was when Kim Yuna won the gold medal in the Olympics this year. But, seeing the whole country cheer for their soccer team is amazing. It reminds me of being at a sporting event in America. Unfortunately, most schools in Korea don’t really have sports teams where they compete on a regular basis. I’m not even sure if students can get scholarships for sports. Regardless, we see Korea’s pride come out in world sports like soccer. Even the small city, of 1 million people, Ulsan had major events for the first game. Big screen TVs were set up at Ulsan Grand Park and the park at Taehwa River. Everyone was decked out in their red t-shirts, blinking red devil horns and as much red, blue and white paint as they could wear. It seemed like everyone in Ulsan was at Taehwa River.
Although it was a little hard to actually watch the game, because I’m short and there were tons of people, it was just exciting to be there. Each time Korea scored a goal, fireworks shot up from the main stage! And the crowd went crazy! The next game will be even more exciting because Korea will be playing one of the hardest teams, Argentina. We’ll watch the game at Munsu Cup Stadium where the 2002 FIFA World Cup was held in conjunction with Japan.
Enjoy the video of the momentous night!