A South Korean sets his sights on the stars from Belgium
The only thing left in Group F for South Korea is the role of outsider. Gyu Jin Yang, area manager at a Volkswagen importer in Seoul, admits: “A victory would be a welcome surprise. But we have no chance against Germany.” Despite that, he will be sitting in front of the TV in the early hours as often as possible: “I got up for the Champions League Final at 4 o’clock in the morning and I will try to see just as much of the World Cup.” Gyu Jin has a two-year-old daughter and he bought an outfit in South Korea’s colours just for her. On the street, the proud father is currently travelling with a Passat CC : “Rush-hour around Seoul is extremely dense and requires a lot of concentration. But this car boosts my composure, so I can even take longer traffic jams very well.”
Who is he rooting for if South Korea doesn’t make it past the group stage? “I’m supporting Belgium,” he replies, explaining, “In Korea we watch the Premiere League and almost the entire Belgian team plays for English clubs.” Kevin de Bruyne is his favourite player.
The conclusion of our group travels:
Germany’s football is highly regarded, also with the Volkswagen enthusiasts all over the world. Can Jogi’s boys meet the high expectations? Playing against Mexico, Sweden and South Korea, they can collect the confidence they need for the critical phase of the World Cup. If they win their games, as forcasted by our experts for football and Volkswagen.