Stars Congratulate Korean Soccer Team For Qualifying For Semifinals In 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup
On June 9, the South Korean soccer team played against Senegal at the Bielsko-Biala Stadium in Poland for the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup. After 90 minutes, both teams were tied 2 to 2, and they tied again 3 to 3 during overtime. The match was ultimately decided by a penalty shootout where South Korea won with a final score of 3 to 2.
This is South Korea’s first time qualifying for the FIFA U-20 World Cup semifinals in 36 years since the 1983 FIFA World Youth Championship in Mexico.
Several celebrities who were watching the game took to their Instagram to express their joy.
Jung Hae In wrote, “120 minutes of fighting. I’m moved by the South Korean players!” and FTISLAND’s Song Seung Hyun commented on the post saying, “Hyung, you also saw.”
INFINITE’s Nam Woohyun said, “[First time] in 36 years. Amazing (crying emoticon). Semifinals! Let’s go!” He added the hashtags, “South Korea,” “soccer,” “U-20,” and “World Cup.”
Ji Suk Jin stated, “I don’t think I’ll ever be able to watch this kind of game again! It was an amazing, distinguished game. Seriously the best game by South Korea! A turnaround followed by a turnaround. Coach and players, you really worked hard!”
Lyricist Kim Eana said, “Wow! It was really a plot twist followed by a plot twist followed by a plot twist followed by a plot twist! My life span was shortened by a couple months during the penalty shootout, but I have no regrets.” She concluded with the hashtags, “U-20 World Cup” and “qualified for semifinals.”
Actress Choi Myung Gil commented with the hashtags, “the best,” “moving,” and “a total drama.”
South Korea will face off against Ecuador in the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup semifinals on June 12 at 3:30 a.m. KST.