Tuesday, June 18, 2002
Mass hysteria in Korea as they beat Italy to go through to the quarter finals. Italy are far from happy and are shouting "conspiracy" very loudly. They were unlucky it's true but had many chances to put the issue beyond doubt. Fantastic news for Korea and the competition. The twists and turns of this bewildering World Cup continue, what happens next is anyones guess. Really, you couldn't make it up.
Japan went out, getting beaten by Turkey, as you would expect. Hope they don't lose their fervour.
Seems it has been happy and peaceful so far. Good Guardian article on being amonst the fans. Written by a guy who has slummed it a bit so probably one to take notice of.