Wednesday, June 27, 2018

"extravagant ginger bouffant"

Life is still awful but hey, South Korea beat Germany in hella dramatic fashion.  A nice story from all this involves Korean keeper Cho Hyun-woo:
"Not until Goretzka met a Joshua Kimmich cross with a flicked header three minutes into the second half was there a real sense of German threat. Cho Hyun-woo, though, leapt to his right to claw the ball away. The Daegu FC keeper came into the tournament as third choice before being surprisingly selected for the opening game because he is the tallest of the three keepers and the coach, Shin Tae-yong, was obsessed by Sweden’s height. Cho then gained a cult status in South Korea, where his extravagant ginger bouffant has earned him the nickname 'Dae-hair', taking the Korean word for 'great' to create a pun on De Gea."
Daegu FC (my hometown team) is a minnow among the slightly larger minnows of the K-League, or Korean Professional Soccer League.  Rumors are spinning that Cho will be moving to a Premier League team soon, and that's huge for any Korean soccer player.

Germany's meltdown is really something for the history books though.  For that much talent to accomplish so little is truly astounding.

That said, I'm picking Belgium now but will root for Mexico and Japan.

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