The 2018 World Cup has been in full swing this past week. Germany was the reigning champion, and they suffered a humiliating blow on the field when they lost to South Korea 2-0. South Korea had just lost two matches and were basically out of the competition, and Germany had just beat Sweden in their previous game. Needless to say, the victory was a shocker.
However, simultaneously, the Mexican team was in a losing battle against Sweden. But when news broke of South Korea’s victory, the Mexican team and their fans had the slow dawning realization that this meant they got to live to fight another day as well. South Korea had already lost two matches, and are out of the tournament despite their win, but, Mexico will remain in group F and live on to fight group E favorite, Brazil.
Fans of Mexico were celebrating South Korea on the streets…
The Mexicans found a South Korean outside the stadium pic.twitter.com/9gG7V9wtOd
— Siavoush Fallahi (@SiavoushF) June 27, 2018
JAJAJAJAJA ENCONTRARON A UN COREANO Y LOS AFICIONADOS MEXICANOS LO TRATARON COMO HÉROE. pic.twitter.com/3J3yIFUc3M
— Papu (@Soypinchewey) June 27, 2018
I’m going to Korea Town today and will hug and thank every single person I run into. Gracias Korea pic.twitter.com/g1sVW3NXxZ
— Abe (@Abe_A93) June 27, 2018
In honor of Korea, I had to put this Korean man on my shoulders to celebrate pic.twitter.com/A8mNVH3DuE
— ⁶ (@mrtinjrafael) June 27, 2018
— Valerie Baeza (@_Valeriebee) June 27, 2018
— Chris Su (@christepher) June 27, 2018
Even the Korean consul for Mexico was greeted by adoring fans outside the embassy in Mexico City…
That’s the Korean consul general to Mexico, Byoung-Jin Han, celebrating with grateful Mexican fans outside the Korea embassy here. One fan said he took a shot of tequila with them earlier. pic.twitter.com/NGWEmRADUW
— James Wagner (@ByJamesWagner) June 27, 2018
So, anyone who is a fan of the Mexican World Cup team, remember that today is thank a Korean day!