Street cheering for U-20 nat’l football team to begin 5 a.m. Friday


The street cheering event for South Korea’s semifinal match at the FIFA U-20 World Cup has been approved to take place at Gwanghwamun Square in central Seoul. The event, organized by the Korea Football Association (KFA) in collaboration with the Seoul Metropolitan Government and the Red Devils (the official supporters group for national football teams), will begin at 5 a.m. on Friday, one hour before the kickoff.

The cheering event is sponsored by the Federation of Korean Industries, the sports ministry, and the Seoul government. Gwanghwamun Square, which last hosted an outdoor cheering party during South Korea’s round of 16 match against Brazil at the FIFA World Cup in December 2022, will be the venue for this event.보증놀이터

South Korea will face Italy in their quest for a spot in the championship match at the U-20 World Cup, taking place at La Plata Stadium in La Plata, Argentina. The match is scheduled for a 6 p.m. local time kickoff on Thursday, which translates to a 6 a.m. start in Seoul on Friday.

South Korea is aiming to reach the final for the second consecutive U-20 World Cup after finishing as runners-up to Ukraine in 2019. The 2021 tournament was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the past, Seoul has held outdoor cheering events for U-20 World Cup matches, including the 2019 final.

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