The stadium resonated with the song 'Dreamers', performed by Jeon Jungkook, the youngest member of the globally recognised boy group BTS.
After an exciting quarter-final clash in the Asian Cup 2023, South Korea secured a spot in the semi-finals with a remarkable 2-1 comeback victory over Australia in extra time at Al Janoub Stadium on Friday. Korean captain Son Heung-min sealed the win with a spectacular free kick. As the game concluded, the stadium buzzed with excitement, but it was the post-victory song that truly captured the attention of all.
Amidst the cheers of fans celebrating their team's victory, the stadium resonated with the song 'Dreamers', performed by Jeon Jungkook, the youngest member of the globally recognised boy group BTS. This song, featured on the official soundtrack of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, holds a special place in the hearts of BTS' devoted fanbase, known as ARMY.
Soon after the song was played, ARMY wanted Jungkook to come and sing the song live once more as he did during the FIFA World Cup. However, their wishes won't become a reality as the idol is currently fulfilling his mandatory military service in South Korea.
Korean ARMY and numerous football fans have turned to social media platforms, especially X (formerly known as Twitter), to share videos and photos from the quarter-final showdown. They are seen urge for Jungkook's temporary release from military duty, hoping he would be able to perform the song again if South Korea manages to secure a spot in the final.
In the 2015 final, Australia clinched their first Asian Cup title by defeating South Korea in extra time with the same scoreline. However, this time, the tables turned, with the Koreans emerging victorious by a late goal score in stoppage time to push the match into extra time.
South Korea will be facing Jordan in the first semi-final on Tuesday, following Jordan's 1-0 victory over Tajikistan earlier on Friday. Notably, South Korea managed to secure a late equalizer in a 2-2 draw against Jordan during the group stage.