South Korean ambassador Lee Joon-ho has urged Korean football fans to explore Qatar, adhere to its laws and respect local culture for them to enjoy their visit during the FIFA World Cup 2022.
Prior to the South Korea vs Brazil match Monday, the envoy told Gulf Times that the embassy’s main goal off the field is to empower Korean nationals to have a safe and fun visit to Qatar.
"Qatar is a diverse, fascinating country with a rich culture and a variety of entertainment options. Important aspects of daily life in Qatar are different than in Korea due to both laws and culture. To make the most of their visit to Qatar during the World Cup, I encourage all Koreans to learn about Qatar while you are in Qatar, follow the law of Qatar, and respect the local culture.
"The embassy stands by to assist you in many ways once you arrive. I wish all our nationals have an amazing experience here in Qatar during the World Cup," Joon-ho said, adding that he was very pleased to join them in cheering for the national team at the tournament.
The envoy stated he is also pleased with the Korean national team’s extraordinary performance at the group stage of the World Cup, which began on November 20 and will conclude on December 18.
“The Korean national team has upped their games with talented players, and all players have trained very hard so far,” he added.
The South Korean football team defeated Portugal 2-1 during the group stage to qualify for the Round of 16 of the tournament.
South Korean ambassador Lee Joon-ho