Korean soccer fans reacted strongly as their national soccer team got beaten by Sweden 0-1 in World Cup Russia 2018 Group F match held in Nizhny Novgorod in Russia on Monday.
Before the kickoff, thousands of Koreans took to outdoor cheering venues in the streets of South Korea and in Nizhny Novgorod, a city some 425 kilometers east of Moscow, to share their passion for the victory of its national team
Amid the sweltering summer heat here, a flurry of supporters in red uniforms gathered at venues, including Seoul Plaza, in front of Seoul City Hall, as well as the street Yeongdong-daero in southeastern Seoul.
Korean soccer fans, also known as “Red Devils,” flocked to HDC IPark Mall in Yongsan, Daehyun Cultural Park in Shinchon and Garden Five Mall in Songpa-gu in Seoul, as well as Suwon World Cup Stadium, Ilsan Cultural Park, Daegu Samsung Lions Park and Gwangju World Cup Stadium.
Such outdoor cheering venues featured large screens where the Korean team’s first pre-tournament match was aired in real-time. Emotions ran high among spectators.
Fans had gathered hours before the match kicked off at 3 p.m. at Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod.
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Written by Son Ji-hyoung