Since the round of 16 match against Brazil is at 4:00 in the morning, there must be many people wondering whether to wake up early or stay up all night.

There is also a fried chicken restaurant open all night for those who want to cheer up while forgetting about going to work or school tomorrow (6th).

Reporter Jeong Ban-seok covered this story.


The match against Portugal advanced to the round of 16.

At Gwanghwamun Square, a heated cheering match was held until 2 am.

In this round of 16, the enthusiasm for cheering did not cool down despite the burden of early morning matches on weekdays.

Office workers who have to go to work the next day say they will refrain from dinner and get off work early to sleep.

[Kang Hyeon-myeong/Yangcheon-gu, Seoul: I bought some chicken, and I plan to eat it at home after turning the air fryer on.

It seems that the company is refraining from having a dinner party because of tomorrow's game, and I plan to go in early today and go to bed early to support tomorrow


[Oh Eun-chae/Yangcheon-gu, Seoul: I will order chicken in advance (morning) and wait all night until 4:00 and cheer hard.

I hope the Korean Taegeuk Warriors will fight.]

In celebration of the World Cup special, chicken restaurants are also open all night.

In recent Korean preliminaries, chicken restaurants have so many orders that they can't sell because they don't have ingredients, and sales have multiplied several times.

Reservation inquiries continued asking if we could watch the round of 16 game while enjoying chicken and beer, so we finally decided to extend our business.

[Lee Jae-kyung/President of Chicken House: Normally, it closes at 12:00.

In today's case, it's a 4:00 game, so we're cheering for them, and we're going to stay open until the football is over.]

Nearly 20,000 people from all over the country booked reservations for the live broadcast at the cinema to cheer together at the theater in the early morning.

Citizens, moved by the passion of the players, are praying for advancement to the quarterfinals by giving up sleep at dawn and cheering.

(Video coverage: Lee Sang-hak, video editing: Jeon Min-gyu)