Here’s How Mexico Fans Are Showing Their Love For South Korea In This Year’s World Cup

Before Mexico’s final group match against Sweden, Mexico fans were extremely anxious about the results of the game. Even though Mexico had won their first two games, they were still at risk of being eliminated from the World Cup with this match. After being defeated by Sweden with a score of 3-0, Mexico needed a Germany draw or a South Korea win to advance to the next round.

Late in the game, South Korea scored twice and defeated Germany, knocking the defending champions out of the tournament and putting Mexico through to the next round. In response to this win, Mexico fans across the internet praised South Korea with memes, GIFs and hilarious Tweets.

Here are just a few of the best ones:

One fan shared this GIF and said, “This was all Mexico fans before and after the Korea goals were announced.”

CREDIT: @keanustan / Twitter / June 27, 2018

LOL. This was me! 😂

Everyone’s emotions escalated as soon as South Korea scored those two very important goals.

CREDIT: @ejnoodles / Twitter / Digital Image / June 27, 2018

It went from devastation to celebration in a span of just a few minutes.

Ultimately, South Korea was the push Mexico needed to advance to the next round.

CREDIT: @oss_contreras / Twitter / Digital Image / June 27, 2018

As you can see, Mexico barely made it through. Nonetheless, they freakin’ made it.

South Korea was Mexico’s last spark of hope and they came through with full support.

CREDIT: @joeyrunjoey / Twitter / Digital Image / June 27, 2018

If it wasn’t for South Korea, Mexico would’ve fallen down hard.

After South Korea’s win, all Mexico fans suddenly became South Korea fans as well.

CREDIT: @ElJeringasLoko / Twitter / Digital Image / June 27, 2018

All of a sudden you start to hear chants like, “¡Vamos Korea!”

To sum it up, this is exactly what Mexico’s advance in the World Cup was like:

CREDIT: @alejandro_29 / Twitter / Digital Image / June 27, 2018

LMAO. So accurate.

Even though many Mexico fans put their faith in goalkeeper Memo Ochoa, it was South Korea all along that gave Mexico the miracle they needed.

CREDIT: @sugargaykarl / Twitter / Digital Image / June 27, 2018

*On my way to buy a South Korea jersey*

One Mexico fan shared this GIF with the caption: “When they told Korea that if they win, Mexico advances, they said…”

CREDIT: @TheReal_Ramon / Twitter / June 27, 2018

Thank you a million times South Korea. 🙌🏾

Remember when Chicharito said this?

CREDIT: @lospeace / Instagram / Digital Image / June 27, 2018

Well now we know what he was referring to when he said “cosas chingonas.”

As a thank you to South Korea, some restaurants and bars are giving out free tacos.

CREDIT: @flako_tormenta / Instagram / Digital Image / June 27, 2018

Lol. This is everything. 🙌🏾🌮

In addition to free tacos, South Korea is also invited to the next family gathering.

CREDIT: We Are Mitú / Digital Image / June 27, 2018

Scratch that. They’re invited to all of our parties and carne asadas for the rest of the year.

And if people are not celebrating with food, they’re celebrating with music.

CREDIT: @SOMEXICAN / Twitter / Digital Image / June 27, 2018

This is exactly what one of my friends said after South Korea scored against Germany.

Some people are taking it all the way back to the K-pop hit “Gangnam Style.”

CREDIT: @elindiobotanasycerveza / Instagram / Digital Image / June 27, 2018

Who else has this song on repeat?

And it’s this exact level of energy from the “Gangnam Style” music video that Mexico fans are feeling after South Korea’s win.

CREDIT: @CeAsAr423 / Twitter / Digital Image / June 27, 2018

This is my mood for the day.

A few fans are using their Photoshop skills to make slight adjustments to the Mexico flag.

CREDIT: @YahairosilvaPro / Twitter / Digital Image / June 27, 2018


Soon after, some Mexico fans started making this image the wallpaper on their phones.

CREDIT: @Castro1021 / Twitter / Digital Image / June 27, 2018

Son Heung-min is our hero!

Overall, South Korea was the helping hand Mexico desperately needed.

CREDIT: @_PaulMoran / Twitter / Digital Image / June 27, 2018

Forever grateful. 🙌🏾

Here’s a beautiful image that portrays the love Mexico fans felt for South Korea after this suspenseful match.

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So beautiful.

Some people celebrated with kisses…

CREDIT: @betzabezumaya / Instagram / Digital Image / June 27, 2018

The love is real.

…and others celebrated side by side with their country’s flags in their hands.

CREDIT: @monitosek / Instagram / Digital Image / June 27, 2018

Mil gracias South Korea. Good luck to all teams moving forward! 🙌🏾⚽️

READ: Soccer Fans Across The Internet Are Showing Their Immense Pride After Witnessing Mexico’s Win Against Germany On Sunday

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Who Did Brujeria On Mexico? And Other Social Media Reactions During The Sweden Game


Who Did Brujeria On Mexico? And Other Social Media Reactions During The Sweden Game

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The final matches for Group F were full of drama, close calls and sooo much stress. Mexico was able to advance to the Round of 16 despite falling to Sweden in a 3-0 final score.

Here are the nailbiting reactions El Tri fans had while watching the game. It was one that came down to the wire thanks to a 2-0 game in which South Korea came through and knocked out defending world champs, Germany.

1. People were ready to watch the game (and make up excuses for their long work breaks).

CREDIT: @TinoYbarra / Twitter

Nice execution. Take notes, folks. This is the kind of smart thinking that keeps you employed and informed on the World Cup.

2. Like, there were soo many plans to use work breaks to watch the game.

CREDIT: @hazelcoooooper / Twitter

World Cup fans were not going to let anything stop them from watching the game. Bosses? Who are they? Fútbol fans don’t know them.

3. It’s called culture. Look 👏🏾 it 👏🏾 up. 👏🏾

CREDIT: @DrVicEncina / Twitter

This wasn’t just a game. This was a match against Mexico and Sweden in every sense—even YouTube personalities. 🙊 

4. It did start out nice enough.

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The game started out with Mexican fans believing in Chicharito’s words from an interview that resurfaced this week. He clapped back at a journalist asking if Mexico had what it took to be first in its group. People imagined. People believed. 

5. Then Mexico got one of the worst records in World Cup history.

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Mexico received a stat no team wants to get: the quickest yellow card in World Cup history. Jesus Gallardo received one of the dreaded yellow cards in just 15 seconds. Seconds. From there, it was raining yellow cards for El Tri.

6. Of course the hate from fans fell on the refs.

CREDIT: @Moyita_4 / Twitter

Why couldn’t Mexico have nice things? That’s how fans felt about the calls the referee was making a few minutes into the game.  

7. Ochoa was definitely trying his best to keep Mexico in the game.

CREDIT: @anakay19 / Twitter

Goalkeeper Memo Ochoa maked two big saves for El Tri during the game, and fans noticed. 

8. The Swedes were dropping like flies (or baby goats).

CREDIT: @kingsince99 / Twitter

The Swedes were lying on the floor, grabbing their shins and faces to earn sympathy from the referee. Unfortunately for Mexico, it worked.

9. As the game progressed, depression settled over all of the Mexico fans in the world.

CREDIT: @GabrielaMezomo / Twitter

How could this be happening? Mexico was losing 1-0 and the second half wasn’t over yet. People were devastated.

10. The cards kept on coming.

CREDIT: @fernandazm7 / Twitter

Yellow cards were being handed out like champurrado at a posada. There was just no stopping the penalties.

11. The penalty kick brought back some bad memories for Mexico fans.

CREDIT: @_yaya10_ / Twitter

A tale as old as time…a penalty kick that could cut Mexico’s hopes and dreams early. #NoEraPenal came in at the 61st minute of the game.

12. It was a really tough moment for El Tri fans.

CREDIT: @HahhahahahahWhy / Twitter

Everyone was thinking this, but this Twitter user actually said it. That penalty call NO ERA PENAL!! #NeverForget


CREDIT: @Smi_Ley21 / Twitter

What was going on? Why did the fútbol gods not smile on Mexico during the game? *puts on some Vicente Fernandez as the game clock starts winding down* 

14. It wasn’t long until Mexico fans started to realize their fate.

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The first goal hurt but the third goal was like a dagger in the heart for El Tri fans. 😭 💔

15. But there was still hope…and its name was South Korea.

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With a dismal score of 3-0 in the Mexico vs Sweden game, fans started to pray that South Korea could keep holding on to the 0-0 score. All Mexico needed was Germany’s loss. Get that rosary out.

16. It was time to change the channel because Mexico fans had another team to support.

CREDIT: @WorldsCup2018 / Twitter

The last six minutes of injury time in the second half of the simultaneous South Korea vs Germany game was agonizing for El Tri fans. Basically everyone (even people in the stands) stopped watching the Mexico game and started paying attention to the South Korea vs Germany game.

17. It was uncomfortably close.

CREDIT: @xomontse / Twitter

Somehow, in some beautiful sports miracle, South Korea managed to get not one but two goals in injury time of the second half. Did anyone else feel like they aged 10 years during the last 10 minutes of the #MEXSWE and #KORGER games? *Goes grabs anti-aging face mask*

18. Before you knew it, Koreans were royalty among Mexico fans.

CREDIT: @YSeokk / Twitter

El Tri fans will forever love Memo Ochoa, but da real MVP for today was South Korea’s goalie, Cho Hyun-woo. He was the man Germany just couldn’t get passed—and the one who gave Mexico an extra life for the knockout round. 🙏 🙏 🙏 All the prayers, love and blessings to South Korea!! <3 El Tri fans

19. This recap was everything for only using 280 characters.


“For those that didn’t see #MEXSWE live: ‘There were referee fails. Didn’t you see the game? The referee helped Sweden out a lot, he let a lot of time pass on made-up fouls, besides the fact that Sweden plays a dirty game. Didn’t you watch the game?”

We watched the game and we were sweating it out. 

20. In the end, rules are rules and South Korea was Mexico’s saving grace.

CREDIT: @RafaelRanero / Twitter

After South Korea’s stunning upset against Germany, El Tri stans were still sending messages of support to their team. The hard work Mexico put into the first two games could not be forgotten.

“Mexico national team passed with its six points. Let’s not downgrade its performance! Mexico won and did well in the first two games. No South Korea. The rules say the first two pass. Today was just a bad day [for Mexico].”

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