They all came together to support the team.
In a dramatic turn of events that had everyone on the edge of their seats, the South Korean national football team — led by the on-field and off-field superstar Son Heung Min — pulled off a heart-stopping 2-1 victory against Australia in the quarter-finals of the 2023 AFC Qatar Asian Cup.
As thrilling as the game was on the field — with Son scoring a thunderous late winner — the reactions off the field from some of the most popular celebrities in the country added a whole layer of excitement and drama to the night’s events. Celebrities from across the board stayed up late, riding the rollercoaster of emotions alongside the “Taeguk Warriors,” and their reactions were as wild and heartfelt as they come.
Park Seo Joon, the heartthrob actor and known close friend of Son Heung Min, couldn’t contain his excitement, shouting “South Korea!!!” into the social media void while sharing a snapshot of the live broadcast, showing his support from afar.
Meanwhile, Son Tae Young found herself almost causing a scene at a café in the United States. The popular actress shared her excitement in a recent Instagram post, saying, “Almost became a nuisance at the café. Well done, players! Fighting!”
Yoo Sun and Park Han Byul also took to Instagram to share their exhilaration, with Yoo Sun hailing the team as “Warriors of the comeback! The miracle of South Korea!” and Park Han Byul admitting, “Wow, my heart is pounding so hard… I’m so happy. I can’t sleep.”
Not to be outdone, popular TV personality Hong Seok Cheon offered words of encouragement, reminding everyone that “God gives gifts to those who don’t give up.”
No Yoon Seo, Choi Hyun Wook, and Park Ji Bin also joined in the cheering squad, sharing snapshots of the game and tagging Son Heung Min in a show of admiration and pride.
Through all the celebrations, actor Jung Tae Woo shared an adorable picture with his son and focused on the future — urging the team to “recover quickly and recharge” for the semi-finals.
The support didn’t stop there, with Sung Yuri, Oh Yoon Ah, Roy Kim, No Jung Eui, and Kim Yoo Mi all throwing their support behind the “Taeguk Warriors,” making it clear that when it comes to football, South Korea stands united — from its celebrities to its fans.