South Korea’s win knocked out defending champions Germany and helped Mexico to go through to the last 16. Hundreds of Mexican fans, delirious with delight, were seen flocking to the South Korean embassy in Mexico City.
They held South Korean and Mexican flags and some fans sang Mexican football anthems while others danced to South Korean pop hit Gangnam Style.
In front of the South Korean embassy they were joined by South Korean consul general Han Bjoung-yin, who even appeared to have a shot of tequila with them in one video.
That’s the Korean consul general to Mexico, Byoung-Jin Han, celebrating with grateful Mexican fans outside the Korea embassy here. One fan said he took a shot of tequila with them earlier. pic.twitter.com/NGWEmRADUW James Wagner (@ByJamesWagner) June 27, 2018
South Korea needed to beat Germany and then have Mexico defeat Sweden to have a chance of advancing from the group stage.
But Sweden killed that hope with three unanswered goals that sealed the game midway into the second half in the other Group F finale. However, Mexico still advanced to the next round in second spot thanks to Germany's defeat.