Thursday, July 30, 2015

A big day for local South Koreans

Fans in University City watched South Korea advance to the second round of the World Cup with a 2-2 draw against Nigeria.

A big day for local South Koreans

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Eight years ago, South Korea's soccer fans exploded onto the international stage by willing their team to the semifinals of the World Cup on home soil.

Now in South Africa, the Red Devils are making noise again. Their 2-2 draw with Nigeria yesterday got them to the Round of 16 for the first time since 2002, and the first time ever on foreign soil.

One of our interns here at Philly.com this year, Esther Lee, is a huge South Korea fan. Her family is from there, and she's got a great handle on the pulse of the Korean community in Philadelphia.

So the two of us went out to a local Korean restaurant, Han-Wool in University City, to watch the game and chat with the big group of fans that gathered there. We put together a video that you can watch below.

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