Jun 28, 2022
After coming so close to doing the improbable, Korea fought
valiantly and bowed out to the Germany in the semifinals of the
2002 World Cup. In our final episode of this mini-series, we
briefly look at the third-place play-off match with Turkey
before delving into the legacy that this team left on Korean
football and how much is felt twenty years on.
defeat to Germany in the semi-finals, Korea's 2002 heroes still had
one match remaining; the 3rd-place playoff with Turkey. While for
many supporters, this particular fixture would perhaps go by
unnoticed, for Korea it served as a fitting farewell to a side that
had not only inspired a nation, but had made the football world sit
up and take notice.
is joined by Paul
to first go over the match before being joined
to get his experience from being in Korea at that
time. Later, we are then joined by the founder of the Tavern
of the Taeguk Warriors
, to recall his memories of watching Korea and discuss the
legacy this team has left on Korea and Korean football.
this and more, in the final episode of our K League United Podcast
2002 World Cup Rewind Series.