Boy Band Stars Confirmed for MBC’s “Idol Futsal World Cup”


Television station MBC has announced the participants for upcoming sports special “Idol Futsal World Cup.” Among those taking part in the program will be the likes of EXO‘s Xiumin and Luhan, SHINee‘s Minho, B1A4‘s Baro, Infinite‘s Woohyun and Hoya, as well as ZE:A‘s Dongjun, Taehyun and Minwoo

A representative for the show told the press, “The program is intended as a show of support for the Korean national team, who will be taking part in the FIFA World Cup in Brazil next month. There are a lot of soccer fans among the members of idol groups. Regardless of age and nationality, we wanted to get as many of them involved as possible. Many boy band members have been involved in previous sporting events, such as idol track and field contests, and so on.”

Cheerleaders will also be taking part in the event, with members of girl groups such as Miss A, Rainbow, Secret, After School and solo star Sunmi supporting the teams.

The show will be recorded on May 26 and is set to screen early next month.