Yonhap News Agency, Seoul, November 25. On the night of the 24th when the South Korean team played the first match of the 2022 Qatar World Cup, cheers for the Republic of Korea were heard from all over the country.
In front of the main stage and big screen set up in the center of Gwanghwamun Square in Jongno-gu, Seoul, a large number of spectators gathered in the evening. Compared with fans watching the game with their families, there are more post-80s and post-90s with friends or lovers. . Five viewing areas extend from Liucao Square to the vicinity of the bronze statue of General Yi Sun-shin. At 9:00 p.m. one hour before the kick-off, tens of thousands of citizens gathered in the viewing area. As the crowd density increased, the police removed the fence behind the fifth viewing area and opened up a new place to cheer.
A citizen who watched the game with four friends said that street cheering for the World Cup is one of the few opportunities in South Korea that can gather the positive energy of the whole people and Korean characteristic culture. He hopes that the South Korean team can beat Uruguay, so that he can experience the joy of victory. Feeling.
On the same day, the South Korean team had a close match with Uruguay, and finally shook hands 0-0. (Finish)
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