WATCH: Mexico fans celebrate outside South Korean embassy after Germany suffer shock exit from World Cup
The World Cup is wonderful
There is a lot wrong with football. Corruption, gamesmanship, the exploitation of fans, the list goes on. But there's also a lot right with football.
Sometimes, in spite of everything that clouds the beautiful game, football makes you smile, laugh, and feel warm inside. For instance, Germany getting knocked out of the World Cup in the group stage. Makes you smile, doesn't it? It's about time they suffered some heartbreak, having been so relentlessly good for so long.
But what followed an incredible two hours between 3pm and 5pm was even more heartwarming.
South Korea's win over Germany not only knocked Germany out but also saved Mexico from being eliminated too. Sweden pulled off a shock 3-0 win over Mexico, who had beaten Germany in the first round of games, in what turned out to be a completely bonkers group.
In a gesture of gratitude to South Korea for saving their World Cup hopes, a group of Mexican fans were seen celebrating outside the Korean embassy and parading a Korean fan around the streets of Russia.
Re: Korea defeating Germany, thus allowing Mexico to progress to the next round--this video of Mexican fans bumrushing the Korean embassy in Mexico City to thank the ambassador personally, and forcing him to down tequila shots is so beautiful and perfect 😂 #KORGER pic.twitter.com/E1GeZCRrlK
— Avi Gavai (@Rantaramic) June 27, 2018
It was happening everywhere as these videos show.
That’s the Korean consul general to Mexico, Byoung-Jin Han, celebrating with grateful Mexican fans outside the Korea embassy here. One fan said he took a shot of tequila with them earlier. pic.twitter.com/NGWEmRADUW
— James Wagner (@ByJamesWagner) June 27, 2018
World Cups are wonderful.