Korea has been in sorrow for a while. Due to the Itaewon disaster, group cheering in sports was suspended, and a week-long national mourning period was held. However, it seems that the World Cup played a big role in overcoming this depression.
Gallup Korea conducted a survey on 1,011 people aged 18 or older from the 13th to the 15th, and a whopping 71% answered that they were happy because of the World Cup. To the question asking ‘whether life was more enjoyable because of the World Cup in Qatar’, 71% answered ‘enjoyed’. 17% answered ‘no’ and 12% did not comment.
Regarding these results, Gallup Korea analyzed, “World Cup football seems to have a far greater impact on all generations than the Olympics.”
In other words, it is an analysis that this World Cup has had a great impact on the public sentiment beyond being a simple sporting event.
On the other hand, 6 out of 10 people naturally picked Son Heung-min (Tottenham) as the player who performed the most impressively at the Qatar World Cup.
On the 16th, it was revealed on the 16th that 59% of the players who were most impressive at the World Cup in Qatar, both domestically and internationally, picked Son Heung-min. The survey was conducted in such a way that respondents freely chose two players. 스포츠토토
Cho Kyu-seong (20%, Jeonbuk), Hwang Hee-chan (19%, Wolverhampton), and Lee Kang-in (18%, Mallorca) were chosen after Son Heung-min.
This was followed by Lionel Messi (11%, Argentina), Kylian Mbappe (France), Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal), Neymar (Brazil, over 4%), Kim Min-jae (3%, Napoli), Baek Seung-ho (Jeonbuk), Kim Young-kwon (Ulsan, Ulsan). 1% or more), Hwang In-beom (Olympiacos), and Yashin Bunu (Morocco, 0.5% or more).
Son Heung-min took the lead in Korea’s advance to the round of 16, playing all World Cup games full-time despite undergoing surgery for an orbital fracture.