What a horrible day to be Korean-American. Both Korea (my motherland) and United States (my birth place and current home) crashed out of the World Cup today with losses to Uruguay and Ghana, respectively. Now I'm just waiting for the IRS to call me to tell me I did my taxes all wrong, and that I owe the government everything I own.
What an unsweet 16... Yes, I am bummed that there will be no more South Korea (or USA) games for the rest of the World Cup, but I am genuinely depressed that we lost a perfectly winnable game. So turns out, Uruguay was not as good as advertised. South Korea dominated the possession game, and had a lot more chances to score. I mean, we HAD the game...
Despite starting the game poorly by giving away the first goal, we played superbly, especially in the 2nd half, but it was our decision to stop attacking once we tied the game at 1-1, that eliminated us. We almost seemed content with the tie, and wanting to stretch this out to overtime, or penalties. Grrr... more on that in my next post.
Yes, we've achieved that goal of reaching the knockout stage, and I know I should be happy. But I've waited for so long (OK... 4 years), and it's already over just like that, a bit anti-climactic - at least that's how I feel... I mean, we only won 1 game.
Again, I will go into my analysis on the game in my next entry, but I just wanted to quickly post my thoughts, and let you know that I didn't jump off a bridge. Also, THANK YOU ALL so much for reading this section, and for your awesome, well-thought-out comments. You guys are #1.
Now, with Korea and USA out, I'm rooting for England, Japan and Holland. How bout you?