November 07, 2022 08:27
The Korea Football Association has canceled all mass cheering events for the upcoming World Cup in Qatar in the aftermath of the deadly Halloween stampede in Itaewon.
The KFA last Friday said the decision was made out of respect for the victims and their families.
Events were planned for Gwanghwamun Plaza as well as other prominent locations across Korea. Street cheering first began during the World Cup in 2002, when the country co-hosted the quadrennial event with Japan.
This year's tournament starts on Nov. 20 and Korea first faces Uruguay on Nov. 24.
On Friday, Korea will play a friendly against Iceland in Hwaseong, Gyeonggi Province before heading to Qatar.
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