There was also a lot of interest in the article that coach Guus Hiddink, who led the myth in the quarterfinals of the 2002 World Cup, revealed the story behind the round of 16 match against Italy.

Hiddink appeared in the documentary to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Korea-Japan World Cup released by FIFA, the International Football Federation. If we win the match the next day, we will give the players military service benefits.”

In the round of 16, Korea lost 1-0 to Italy in the second half, but Seol Ki-hyeon scored an equalizing goal in the second half to lead the game to extra time, and Ahn Jung-hwan's header from a come-back header in the extra time won the victory.

Hiddink recalled that the players shed tears after hearing the conversation with the president the day before the match, and recalled that the next day's match was 'explosive and bitter'.

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