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“2002 FIFA World Cup: The Rise of South Korea”

In the spring of 2002, the world’s attention turned to South Korea, as it co-hosted the prestigious FIFA World Cup along with Japan. This global sporting event, held from May 31 to June 30, 2002, marked a momentous occasion for South Korea, as it was the first time the country had ever hosted the World Cup. The nation was abuzz with anticipation and excitement as it prepared to welcome football teams and fans from around the globe. Little did anyone know that this tournament would be etched in history as one of the most remarkable and controversial World Cups of all time, as South Korea embarked upon an astonishing journey to the semi-finals.