Stars Celebrate Korean Soccer Team’s First Time Placing 2nd In FIFA World Cup

Several celebrities have taken to social media to congratulate the Korean soccer team on the new record they broke!

On June 16 KST, the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup’s final match took place between South Korea and Ukraine. Ukraine won the match with a final score of 3 to 1 and became the champions of the tournament. Despite losing the game, South Koreans celebrated the moment as it was the first time that the Korean national soccer team finished as runners-up in any tournament hosted by FIFA. Korean soccer athlete Lee Kang In was also awarded the Golden Ball, which is given to the MVP of the tournament.

Kim Sohye shared a photo of herself in the Korean national team’s uniform and said, “U-20 World Cup second place!!! Everyone worked really hard!! #HappyTimes #ThankYou.”

Yoon Eun Hye shared a video and captioned it, “The dream-like U-20 World Cup has come to an end! I send support and claps to each and every player who fought until the end~ I’m looking forward to a more amazing future.”

In another post, she wrote, “Golden Ball”!!! I am~!! Proud!!”

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Actor Han Sang Jin shared how happy he felt to be alive to see Korea’s first ever experience in the World Cup finals and congratulated Ukraine on their win.

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#u20worldcup#준우승#괜찮아 #졌잘싸??????#대단한대한민국청년들⚽️ 내 생애 월드컵 결승을 보게 될줄이야..진짜 고마워요..? 살아서 또 볼수있을까.. 무언가 버킷리스트가 이뤄진 느낌..ㅎ 세상이 변화하는게 아니고 변화하니까 세상이라는 말 실감 기적같은일들이 일어나네요.. 꿈은 꾸는 자의 몫이라는데.. 나에게도 기적과 꿈도 이뤄지기를ㅎㅎㅎ 근데 아쉽지만 분명 잘한거임.. 이강인 진짜 대단한 선수.. 내 마음속에는 선수단 모두가 영웅이고 골든볼 플레이어? 우승한 우크라이나도 축하!!! 근데 우리 선수들 진짜 축하합니다!!! #이강인#골든볼#omg Congratulations on winning #Ukraine But next time our players will win another miraculous victory I expect korea fighting!!! The Korean team is my hero in my heart. Thank you for making me hope. #꿈은이루어진다#감동축구 그와중에도#mbc#안느님#해설#애정듬뿍 #안정환 그는 진짜다!!!

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Kim Soo Ro, a well-known fan of soccer who even has his own soccer variety show, wrote on his Instagram, “Thanks [to the Korean team], I had such a joyful time. You’re already extremely amazing. Truly, congratulations on second place. Korean soccer fighting! Hooray! Hip hip hooray! Korean soccer is already the best!!!!”

Han Seung Yeon shared, “Second place!!! Thank you, congratulations! You grew up well! Thank you! Wow, U-20 #Korea finished second!!! Proud of you guys, don’t cry.”

Lastly, Ryu Jun Yeol took to his Instagram Stories to write, “You worked hard!!! Respect!”

Congratulations to the Korean national under-20 soccer team on their achievement!


DIA uploaded a handwritten message to the soccer team! They wrote, “Hello, this is DIA. To the Korean national soccer team’s athletes and coach Jung Kyung Yong, you worked so, so hard! DIA will continue to cheer you on. Korean soccer, fighting!”

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