Ahead of the surprise cruch clash between South Korea and the USA, David Pleat looks back at their opening game against Poland - one he describes as a 'fantastic experience'.
IT WAS A fantastic experience just to be at the game between South Korea and Poland.
The co-hosts played with a passion and vibrance that no other team so far has matched and fully deserved their whirlwind win.
The experienced Hwang took his goal well, but where was the marking. I liked Kim and Yoo in midfield.
Ironically, at the end of the game, both scorers were off the field - Yoo and Hwang. Song was an able captain and everyone in the stadium bar handful of Polish supporters revelled in the result.
The country came to a standstill throughout the evening and the television carried pictures of the goals, the manager and the public celebrations continuously the following day.