Street support for South Korea’s U-20 World Cup quarterfinal win over Italy will officially begin at 5 a.m. on Sept. 9 at Gwanghwamun Square in Seoul.
The Korea Football Association said on Monday, “Street support for our national team will be held at Gwanghwamun Square from 5 a.m. on the 9th,” adding, “Jongno-gu Office held a deliberation committee and gave final approval to hold the street support.”
The national team’s supporters, the Red Devils, will be on hand to cheer one hour before the main match, which starts at 6 am.
South Korea’s U-20 soccer team, led by Kim Eun-joong, will face Italy at Argentina’s La Plata Stadium for a spot in the final.
After finishing as runners-up at the last tournament in Poland in 2019, South Korea will have to beat Italy to reach the final for the second time in a row.
According to the association, the street cheer is supported by the Korea Federation of Businessmen and Entrepreneurs, the Seoul Metropolitan Government and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
The street cheer at Gwanghwamun Square will be the first time in about seven months since the round of 16 match against Brazil at the World Cup in Qatar last December.
Previously, five large-scale group cheers were held at the U-20 World Cup, which is not a World Cup that pits adult national teams against each other. 스포츠토토
Starting with the group stage match against Brazil at the 2005 World Youth Football Championship in the Netherlands (now the U-20 World Cup), where Park Joo-young (Ulsan) played, soccer fans took to the streets to support the national team during the three group stage matches and the round of 16 match against Portugal at the 2017 tournament in South Korea, and the final match against Ukraine at the 2019 tournament in Poland.