Despite a 3-0 loss to Sweden, Mexico fell ass-backwards into the knockout rounds because of some late heroics from an already-doomed South Korean squad. After Mexico’s fate became clear against Sweden, their fans turned their attention towards the Germany-South Korea game in hopes that the questionable Korean defense would stand strong. Not only did the Koreans stand up, they also scored twice, punching Mexico’s ticket, sending Germany packing, and inspiring Mexico fans around the world to treat Korean fans in their midst as national heroes. Here are a few of the better videos of Mexico fans thanking/worshipping their Korean counterparts.
Fans in Mexico City headed to South Korea’s embassy and proceeded to celebrate with the South Korean ambassador.
South Korea may not have advanced, but they’ll go home with an all-time win and the undying gratitude of Mexico. That’s something.