In every World Cup new stars are born and Qatar 2022 is no exception: in this edition it’s up to the world to meet Cho Gue SungSouth Korea’s “9”.
Cho Gue-Sung doesn’t just stand out for his goals (he scored two against Ghana in his side’s 3-2 defeat): in the networks they love him for his look.
The 24-year-old forward born in Ansan arouses devotion among netizens, especially fans of k-pop and k-drama. Don’t worry, Cho, if he sang, he could be the eighth BTS.
The delirium for “El Nueve” is total. Since the start of the World Cup, his Instagram account, @whrbtjd, it went from 30,000 followers to 1,200,000.
In the match against Ghana Cho also made history: he became the first South Korean player to score more than one goal in a World Cup match and the first Asian to score two headers in a tournament match.
And not only, He also converted one of the fastest doubles in World Cup history.
Having scored two goals in 2 minutes and 47 seconds, he was in the top 3 of the list led by the German Tony Kross and the Brazilian ronaldo. It shares its location with the Russian Oleg Salenkowho scored two goals in the same time as him.
For the moment, although Korea has been very difficult in the face of qualifying for the round of 16, with his two goals Cho has already scored more goals than the other nine important players in the group. Inaki Williams (Ghana), Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal), e Luis Suarez (Uruguay).
The South Korean measures 1.88 meters and plays in Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors of K League 1. He was the goalscorer in the last season of South Korean football premiere.
Fury in the networks
“Cho Gue-Sung, you got me”, “The World Cup lost Cho Gue-Sung on the 9th of Korea, football is dead”, “Cho Gue-sung, marry me” and “this man hurt me ” were some of the comments that appeared this Monday after his brace against Ghana.
The devotion to him on Twitter, however, already came from the Tigers’ debut against Uruguay.
“Defeated but he got all the attention, you played very well and fell in love with everyone. Congratulations Korea No. 9 Cho Gue-Sung!” acknowledged a user who appreciated the striker’s performance in Korea’s second match of the South.
Here are more messages from 9 fans on Twitter:
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