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South Koreans cheer dramatic win, shed joyful tears with striker Son

Jubilation as last-gasp, comeback win means advance to World Cup final 16

South Korean soccer fans react as they watch the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 match between South Korea and Portugal in Seoul on Dec. 3. (Yonhap via Reuters)   © Reuters

SEOUL (Reuters) -- South Koreans thronged the streets early on Saturday, shedding tears of joy in sub-freezing temperatures after their national team's last-gasp, comeback win over Portugal to advance to the final 16 at the soccer World Cup.

They celebrated striker Son Heung-min's tearful post-match interview and munched Ghana-branded chocolates to honour the plucky performance by the African nation whose match result ensured South Korea's berth in the knockout round.

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