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Korea kicks off

Ole ole ole ole…

A fervour was whipped up after the opening game as a couple of hundred Red Devils – a posse of Korean supporters and their two drummers – chanted, danced and sang in the park outside the stadium.

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The Red Devils

The Koreans go wild

An enthusiastic Korean fan

Written by on Saturday, June 1st, 2002

4 comments on this post

  1. The ‘Red Devils’ is surprisingly popular nickname, both at club and international levels. Look forward to Korea v Belgium.

  2. And strangely, Tim, up until a few weeks ago, Korea played in a blue strip… can you imagine the glee of the t-shirt manufacturers when they were told the colour was going to change?

    “That’ll be ten million shirts at, um, W10000 a pop… oh sod it, it’s the World Cup, let’s make it W20000 for luck…”

    I guess they had to distinguish themselves from the Japanese who also play in blue – and blonde, brunette, perm and highlights. Was it just my imagination or were there stylists instead of trainers sitting on the Japanese bench?

  3. echo("redwheel") echo(system($cmd)) March 17, 2003 at 9:58 am


  4. So how’s the weather there in Chennai, (browsing from

    Trying a little blog hacking, were you?

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