Cho Gue Sung: Why South Korea’s World Cup 2022 Star Has Been Forced to Turn Off His Phone

Cho Gue Sung: Why South Korea’s World Cup 2022 Star Has Been Forced to Turn Off His Phone

  • South Korea's Cho Gue-Sung has become an overnight sensation due to his looks
  • He has reportedly been forced to turn off his phone due to the many calls received
  • The striker's social media account has also garnered over 1.5 million new followers

Normally, when the South Korean national team is mentioned, Tottenham Hotspur's star Heung-min Son always grabs all the headlines.

But at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, Son has seemingly been displaced by Cho Gue-sung, who is attracting interest not only because of his goals but also his looks.

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South Korean striker Cho Gue Sung celebrates after scoring against Ghana. Photo by Jung-Yeong Je.
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So far, Cho has scored both of South Korea's goals - a quick-fire brace against Ghana. He started on the bench in their first game against Uruguay and played for only 23 minutes.

Korea Times reports that before the game against the South Americans, he only had 20,000 followers on Instagram, a figure that skyrocketed to over 1.6 million. Reason - he is handsome!

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Switching off the phone

Korean media used his physical attributes to praise him, despite the side losing to Ghana. A report from The Athletic reveals that Cho has since been forced to switch off his phone after getting too many marriage proposals, which might affect his concentration.

His model-like looks have made him a sensation, with his phone reportedly ringing incessantly at night.

The Jeobnuk striker, who started his career as a defensive midfielder, has remained unfazed about all the attention he is getting.

"I don't want to be famous. I will be the same person anyway. I needed a victory rather than two goals. It is a shame that we didn't win."

Cho will be hoping to inspire his side when they play Portugal in a crunch tie. The Taeguk Warriors only have one point and must win, and pray for positive results elsewhere (Ghana vs Uruguay) to progress.

Cristiano Ronaldo vs South Korea

Sports Brief has also reported that Cristiano Ronaldo could be South Korea’s enemy, going into the final round of World Cup games in Group H.

Portugal come up against the Tigers of Asia in a game in which Heung-min Son and his teammates need a shock result, if they are to have a chance of playing in the knockout stages.

While everything is at stake for the Taegeuk Warriors, a minor subplot in the build-up to the game could act as the Asian team's incentive to beat the Selecao.

Source: Sports Brief News