Hundreds of Mexico soccer fans danced and cheered outside the South Korean embassy in Mexico City on Wednesday, grateful after the Asian country's victory over Germany guaranteed the national team a spot in the knock-out stages of the World Cup.
After Sweden beat Mexico 3-0 on Wednesday, Mexican fans turned their support to South Korea, fearful that a victory by Germany would send their players home.
South Korea then stunned the world by defeating Germany 2-0. South Korea itself was eliminated.
Byoung-yin Han, consul general at the embassy, said, "There's no distinction between Mexicans and Koreans today." A Korean member of the diplomatic staff was raised onto the shoulders of the crowd, which shouted "Korean, brother, now you're Mexican."