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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?
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.
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...
Reported by Yahoo! News:


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
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.

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