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thomas
26-06-02, 00:13
Germany ends Korea's dreams with 1-0 victory

=> http://www.japantoday.com/e/?content=news&cat=6&id=220294

Germany Wins Seoul Semi-finals 1:0

=> http://english.chosun.com/w21data/html/news/200206/200206250042.html

Germany ends South Korean dream

=> http://mdn.mainichi.co.jp/news/20020625p2a00m0sp029000c.html

Evil tongues claimed that once a game is properly refereed, Koreans lost.
;)

The show of patriotism by Korean soccer fans was slightly disturbing. While Japanese fans also supported foreign teams, similar behaviour could not be expected of the "Red Devils": today Korean police confiscated a huge swastika banner and other Nazi devotionalia carried by Korean fans in order to "greet" the German soccer team.

A world cup host in a patriotic frenzy?

Twisted
26-06-02, 21:09
Wasn't there also a bar in Seoul full of Nazi-flags and portraits of Adolf Hitler? I saw it on the news a few years back.
The sad thing is, is that most Koreans haven't got a clue of what happened during the Holocaust.

thomas
26-06-02, 21:53
Yeah, I remember that story. I think the bar was called "Third Reich" and was closed after the Israeli Embassy in Seoul vehemently protested.


The sad thing is, is that most Koreans haven't got a clue of what happened during the Holocaust.Ignorance is their only excuse...

thomas
26-06-02, 22:26
Reported by Yahoo! News (http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/020625/170/1qvdn.html):

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A South Korea soccer fan removes a "No Nazi" sign inside the stadium after officials asked him to take it down ahead of the World Cup semi-final match against Germany in Seoul, June 25, 2002. REUTERS/Oleg Popov

larry_s
28-06-02, 14:18
What a shame... :eek:

moyashi
19-07-02, 12:17
I wonder how much the Turkish team was able to teach S. Korea?

thomas
19-07-02, 12:30
Hm, I think that the fans depicted above were a small minority. However, as you said before, I also disliked the constant booing, not acceptable for a host country.

Wow, I remember the Turkish fans celebrating in the streets here, hehe. It sure was a small lesson of humility for the Koreans.