World Cup Fans Undecided on Where to Cheer

  • Arirang News

    June 12, 2014 10:56

    The Red Devils, the official supporters club of the national football team, have been anticipating the World Cup for four years but with just days to go before Korea's first game they still haven't found a main cheering spot in the capital.

    Their usual stomping ground at Seoul Plaza is being used as a memorial site for the victims of the April 16 ferry disaster.

    And while Gwanghwamun Plaza in downtown Seoul was the second preferred venue, officials stated that there are safety concerns with having thousands of fans in the area. They are looking into other locations.

    Moreover, with Korea's first match against Russia next Wednesday taking place so early in the morning here (7 a.m. on Thursday), cheering on the streets might prove a problem. Because the matches overlap with the morning rush hour, they have to be mindful of inconveniencing commuters.

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