LOOK: Mexico fans laud South Korea for sealing team’s place in last 16

Rappler.com
LOOK: Mexico fans laud South Korea for sealing team’s place in last 16

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It's raining tequila in front of the South Korean embassy in Mexico City

MANILA, Philippines – Mexico fans know that South Korea was the true hero as their team squeaked into the 2018 FIFA World Cup’s last 16 after the Koreans eliminated defending champion Germany, 2-0, on Wednesday, June 27.

Prior to the end of South Korea’s shocking win, Mexico suffered a heavy 0-3 loss to Group F winners Sweden that left Mexico fans clinging on to the Asians for hope. 

However, in the 90+2′ minute of the game, this happened: 

 


 

 

Heung-Min Son sent the corner kick that found Hyun-Soo Jang, who mishandled the ball to Toni Kroos. Hearts stopped when the German fumbled with his pass to teammate Niklas Süle that saw the ball land in front of Young-gwon Kim, who fired it past the goalkeeper. 

 


When the match ended with Heung-Min Son tapping the ball into an open goal off a counterattack in the 90+6′ minute, the ecstatic mob found a random Korean outside the stadium and hoised him up – even though he was cheering for Sweden. 

 


 

There goes the same thing for a Korean Mexico fan, who felt the best of both worlds back at home. 

 


 

 

But the best part is seeing the fans frolic in front of the South Korean embassy with tequila bottles for consul general Byoung-Jin Han in their hands. 

 


 

And Han did give in to peer pressure:


 

 

But for a day, he was definitely the star of the city. 

 


 

 

Mexico will try to come up with another highlight in the last 16, but El Tri will need a lot more than luck as the team clashes with a tough Brazil team on Monday, July 2.  – Rappler.com

 

 

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