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S. Korean soccer heartthrob Cho Gue-sung flooded with daily marriage proposals

  • South Korean striker Cho Gue-sung, who found global fame at this year’s World Cup, has been on the receiving end of of daily marriage proposals, according to a Korean journalist.
  • Cho, who plays for Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors FC during the regular season, was reportedly forced to shut his phone off due to the barrage of messages he has been getting.
  • The 24-year-old athlete’s Instagram account, which had only 20,000 followers just a few days ago, now has 2.4 million followers.
  • As social media users began digging into his personal life, speculations emerged online that he’s currently dating model Ji Min Joo, while another rumor linked the athlete to the sister of Haram from the girl group Billlie.
  • Cho also generated attention after engaging in a verbal squabble with soccer icon Cristiano Ronaldo during the match between South Korea and Portugal on Friday.
  • South Korea’s upset win over Portugal on Friday was followed by a defeat from Brazil on Monday.

South Korean soccer player Cho Gue-sung has reportedly decided to turn his phone off due to the flood of “daily marriage proposals” from global fans.

The talented striker, who emerged as a global star at this year’s World Cup, has reportedly become overwhelmed by the attention he’s been receiving online in the past few days.

Japan’s World Cup 2022 journey ends after high-stakes penalty shootout against Croatia

Japan’s magical FIFA World Cup 2022 journey has come to an end after a high-stakes penalty shootout with Croatia on Monday.

The match, which took place at Al Janoub Stadium in in Al Wakrah, Qatar, saw Japan and Croatia end the first 90 minutes with a 1-1 draw. Daizen Maeda scored a goal during the first half of the match, but Croatia managed to catch up following Ivan Perišić’s goal during the second half.

Japan pulls off stunning upset of Spain, eliminates Germany from World Cup

  • Japan defeated Spain at the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Quatar on Thursday, preventing Germany from advancing to the knockout rounds.
  • Ritsu Doan first scored to tie the game, then Ao Tanaka scored the next goal, placing Japan in the lead.
  • The Group E win means Japan will be facing Croatia in the Round of 16 as the European country tied with Belgium on Thursday morning. 
  • Japan has made the Round of 16 in four of their last six World Cup appearances. 

Japan defeated Spain in their FIFA World Cup 2022 match in Qatar on Thursday, preventing Germany from advancing to the knockout rounds.

Although the Spaniards took an early lead, the underdog Samurai Blue managed to score two goals in the first seven minutes of the second half.

2 giant pandas go viral for predicting World Cup 2022 matches in Qatar

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  • Two giant pandas in Qatar have gone viral for predicting the winners of matches at the FIFA World Cup 2022.
  • Thuraya and Suhail arrived in Doha, Qatar, after leaving the China Conservation and Research Centre for Giant Pandas’ Ya’an base in Sichuan province earlier this month.
  • Prior to the opening match between hosts Qatar and Ecuador, a short video shows one of the animals at the Panda House in Al Khor Park sniffing each country’s flag on a glass wall before placing their paws on one of them.
  • Thuraya and Suhail were tasked again with predicting the match between Germany and Japan two days later.
  • An 8-year-old river otter named Taiyo predicted the winner in the match between Japan and Germany last week.

Two giant pandas in Qatar have gone viral for predicting the winners of matches at the FIFA World Cup 2022.

Thuraya and Suhail arrived in Doha, Qatar, after leaving the China Conservation and Research Centre for Giant Pandas’ Ya’an base in Sichuan province earlier this month, South China Morning Post reported.

Japanese fans continue to clean up following World Cup loss to Costa Rica, inspires others to do the same

  • Japanese football fans continue to win hearts around the world after cleaning up again following their team’s loss to Costa Rica at the World Cup in Qatar, inspiring fans of other squads to follow suit.
  • Despite losing to Costa Rica 0-1, the Japanese team’s fans were praised by FIFA for helping staff at Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium clean up after the match.
  • The Samurai Blue fans’ acts of cleanliness inspired fans from other countries to do good deeds of their own.
  • While some Japanese fans appreciated the outpour of support for their culture, some expressed confusion over making a big fuss about something as simple as cleaning.
  • Along with Japan, the Senegalese team also helped to pick up trash after winning a match at the 2018 World Cup.

Japanese football fans continue to win hearts around the world after cleaning up again following their team’s loss to Costa Rica at the World Cup in Qatar, inspiring fans of other squads to follow suit.

Despite losing to Costa Rica 0-1, the Japanese team’s fans were praised by FIFA for helping staff at Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium clean up after the match.

Maskless crowds at World Cup cause uproar in China

Qatar World Cup coverage in China has sparked an uproar among Weibo users, who have been speaking out against the Chinese government’s implementation of its strict zero-COVID policy.

Initial coverage of the football tournament that showed audiences not wearing protective masks in Qatar has caused many in China to question the continued widespread lockdowns, quarantines and mass-testing campaigns in the country.

Japanese World Cup team praised for tidying up locker room after victory over Germany

  • The Japanese national football team upheld their country’s reputation for cleanliness by tidying up their locker room after their massive 2-1 victory against Germany.
  • The team left their locker room “spotless,” FIFA tweeted on Wednesday.
  • The towels were left neatly folded up, no sweaty clothes can be seen hanging on hangers and the water bottles appeared as if they were untouched.
  • The team also left what appear to be 11 origami paper cranes and a message that reads “thank you” in Japanese and Arabic.
  • Impressed with the team’s cleanliness, one social media user asked where they could find a Japanese man to marry.

Japan’s national football team has gone viral for upholding their country’s reputation for cleanliness by tidying up their locker room at the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Images of the team’s locker room blew up online just days after Japanese football fans went viral for cleaning up after the opening game on Monday.

‘Why can’t we win?’: Chinese influencer cries after Japan’s win at World Cup

  • Chinese Weibo influencer 山羊君GOAT filmed himself crying after witnessing Japan’s “Samurai Blue” score a clutch win against Germany at the FIFA World Cup 2022 on Wednesday.
  • “That’s our neighboring country. We have similar physiques, why can they win but we can’t?” he says in the video shared on Weibo.
  • Coming in from behind, Japan’s national football team scored the final two goals in the last 15 minutes of the game, beating four-time champion Germany.
  • Wednesday night's game was the first time Japan had beaten Germany in the four times the two teams had met.

A Chinese Weibo influencer broke down after witnessing Japan’s win against Germany at the FIFA World Cup 2022 on Wednesday, questioning why other Asian countries can win and not China.

The Weibo influencer, known to his over 200,000 followers as 山羊君GOAT, filmed himself crying in the stands at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar, on Wednesday as Japan’s “Samurai Blue” took an intense 2-1 victory.

Japan’s World Cup victory brings ‘Blue Lock’ aspirations to life

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  • While an anime adaptation of the “Blue Lock” manga is airing in Japan, a live action version seems to be playing out over in Qatar, with Japan defeating Germany in an upset victory during the 2022 World Cup.
  • After Japan pulled off their massive upset over Germany, anime and sports fans alike flooded Twitter with posts hailing the Japanese national team as a real life culmination of the Blue Lock Project.
  • Even series creator Yusuke Nomura took to Twitter to express his disbelief, sharing an illustration of “Blue Lock” character Asahi celebrating the win.
  • Nomura and “Blue Lock” co-creator Muneyuki Kaneshiro also had a significant role in designing the origami-themed Adidas jerseys that the Japanese national team wore in their match against the European frontrunners.
  • Japan’s next match against Costa Rica is scheduled for Nov. 27.
  • In the meantime, you can stream the first seven episodes of “Blue Lock” on Crunchyroll, with the eighth episode releasing on Nov. 26.

While an anime adaptation of the “Blue Lock” manga is airing in Japan, a live-action version seems to be playing out over in Qatar, with Japan defeating Germany in a shocking upset victory during the 2022 World Cup.

Set in the aftermath of Japan’s real-world loss in round 16 during the 2018 World Cup, “Blue Lock” centers on the Blue Lock Project: a rigorous search for the next great striker which pits hundreds of aspiring high school players against each other in order to transform Japan into the an international soccer powerhouse.  

Japanese fans go viral for cleaning up everyone’s mess at the World Cup — again

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  • Japanese football fans were filmed cleaning the Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, Qatar, on Monday after the opening game between Qatar and Ecuador.
  • The inspiring moment was shared on Twitter and Instagram by Bahraini YouTuber Omar Al-Farooq. The viral video has been viewed more than 2.3 million times on Twitter as of this writing.
  • “They have respect and install respect in their children. So as we see this year and in previous years, the Japanese people are above others in their actions,” one Instagram user commented. “May we the Arab people learn this level of respect and start cleaning up behind us instead of waiting for a domestic cleaner to do the cleaning.”

Japanese football fans are going viral for staying behind to clean up after the opening game between Qatar and Ecuador at the 2022 FIFA World Cup on Monday.

Bahraini YouTuber Omar Al-Farooq highlighted the inspiring moment in his video shared on Twitter and Instagram. In the clip, which has been viewed on Twitter over 2.5 million times, Japanese fans can be seen picking up trash left in the stands by the World Cup crowd at the Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, Qatar.

BTS’ Jungkook performs at 2022 World Cup opening ceremony

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BTS’ Jungkook performed his newly released track “Dreamers” as part of the opening ceremony of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar over the weekend.

The BTS vocalist shared the Al Bayt Stadium stage with Qatari singer and producer Fahad Al-Kubaisi. Together, the two artists kicked off the opening ceremony and match between Qatar and Ecuador. The World Cup will see 32 teams square off until a championship team is decided on Dec. 18. 

Qatar denies paying Indian fans to cheer for England ahead of World Cup

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  • The Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee released a statement denying allegations that members of the crowd were paid to drum up excitement for the upcoming World Cup.
  • Videos of fans cheering for England in the country’s capital of Doha recently went viral on Twitter and TikTok but immediately drew skepticism regarding their authenticity.
  • “Numerous journalists and commentators on social media have questioned whether these are ‘real’ fans,” the statement read. “We thoroughly reject these assertions, which are both disappointing and unsurprising.”
  • The fans, who are from Kerala, India, have also denied allegations that they are paid actors, noting that many of them “grew up watching Beckham and Michael Owen.”

Qatar’s local organizing body for this year’s upcoming World Cup has denied accusations that the crowds filmed in Doha were fake. 

Videos of fans cheering for England in the country’s capital recently went viral on Twitter and TikTok but immediately drew skepticism from media outlets and social media users.