My favourite game: when Ahn Jung-hwan eliminated Italy from the World Cup

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Co-hosts in 2002, South Korea stunned an Azzurri side that included Maldini, Del Piero and Totti

Watching the highlights online 18 years later really doesn’t bring home how loud it was, from kick-off all the way to the golden goal.

The constant noise that came from an ever-rippling sea of red made the instant of silence after 117 minutes of frenzied football all the more jarring. It was replaced by a deafening roar and the sight of local journalists, sweating in the warm South Korean evening, running up and down the press box steps at Daejeon World Cup Stadium.

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