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Live connect: World Cup Korea-Belgium match street cheer

Updated: 2014-06-27 03:41:09 (KST)
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And to no one's surprise, thousands of Korean fans have stayed up all-night to watch the game at number of different cheering spots across the nation.
To get a feeling of what the atmosphere is like,
Let's connect to our Shin Se-min who at one of the venues in southern Seoul, Se-min?


Good morning Mark,… as you can see behind me, the second half of the game against Belgium is well underway, and it's Korea _____ Belgium ____ (JUST PUT SCORE HERE)
Here on the streets in front of COEX in southern Seoul, it is OVERFLOWING with people, all hoping for one thing: a victory, and hopefully a ticket to the next round.
Just like the previous two games, the crowd have been throwing their full support behind Korea.
Fans here are not only focused on watching the Korea-Belgium game, they are also SIMULTANEOUSLY monitoring the other Group H match between Russia-and-Algeria, also into the 2nd half.
Russia need to either win or draw against Algeria for Korea to have any chance of advancing.
(KOREAN)
"As the match between Russia-Algeria is as crucial as the Korea match, I'll be watching both games at once."

So Mark just like he mentioned,.. you might want to turn on another TV or PC for the match between Russia-and-Algeria as well, if you are watching the game.


Alright, thanks for the tip Se-min
For the cheering squad filling the street,.. how long have they been there?

It's been little over 5-hours since I joined the pep team here, but it's been busy all night.
Fans were apparently finding spots from 8-p.m. last night, but pre-game K-Pop performances were held on the stage here to keep the early birds entertained.
In terms of road closures around the area, it would be advisable to take public transportation if you are coming to this part of Seoul this morning as roads around this area will remain closed until noon, so for another six hours or so.
For those people on the early morning commute, best to take the bus or subway to work.
Reporting live at Yeongdongdae-ro near COEX, this has been Shin Se-min, and will be back with the result in one hour's-time.


Reporter : ashin@arirang.co.kr

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