“Cute Holan, close your fist, SON!” Tottenham-Manchester City also cheered for “high school seniors.”


Following in the footsteps of South Korean national soccer team captain Son Heung-min, European soccer clubs, including Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City (England), have been cheering on South Korean students taking the College Aptitude Test.토토사이트

The South Korean national football team (ranked 24th in FIFA), led by head coach Jürgen Klinsmann, will take on Singapore (ranked 155th in FIFA) at 8 p.m. today (June 16) at the Seoul World Cup Stadium in the first match of Group C of the second Asian qualifying round for the 2026 FIFA Confederations Cup North America (co-hosted by the United States, Canada and Mexico).

This will be the first game in which South Korea’s soccer team will take a serious step toward the 2026 World Cup. Singapore is considered a lesser team than Korea, so the Koreans are expected to win.

It’s also the day that South Korean students take the College Aptitude Test. South Korea’s captain, Son Heung-min, hasn’t forgotten that.

The day before the test, he attended an official press conference at the Seoul World Cup Stadium and said, “I hope the test takers don’t get scared and take the test in good condition as usual.” He also encouraged them.

He also wrote a supportive post on his SNS (social networking service). He wrote, “To all of you who are doing your best until the end. I’m sure you’re nervous and shaky, but I wish you all the best for your hard work and even better results,” he wrote, conveying his feelings to the high school students.

Son Heung-min focuses on team training. /Photo courtesy of News Corp.
Not only Son, but his team, Tottenham, also sent messages of support to the students. Tottenham posted a photo of Son Heung-min smiling with his fists pumped, along with the caption, “The 2024 SAT is one day away. Tottenham Hotspur cheers you on to a wonderful future,” the club posted.

English Premier League (EPL) powerhouse Manchester City also showed its support for the test takers. On social media, City posted a photo of its star, Elling Holland, clapping in a suit. “Good luck with the SATs! I’m cheering for all the Korean test takers,” he wrote.

Meanwhile, the Korea Football Association (KFA) held a free admission event for the first 2,000 students who purchased tickets for the Singapore match. All 66,000 tickets for the Singapore match have already been sold.

It will be interesting to see what role Son Heung-min will play in the Singapore match. With Singapore virtually certain to play a ten-back defense, it will be up to Son to pave the way for the attack. “As a footballer, it’s not easy for any team when the opponent drops their defense. I think how much we capitalize on our early chances will determine the game. The most important thing is to play seriously without letting our guard down,” he said, vowing to win.


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