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Show your love for the Korean national team while remembering one of the Asian Tigers’ greatest ever victories.
Despite having produced a number of notable names in the European game, international success for South Korea has been fleeting. And though they continue to strive forward, their most memorable showing on the international stage came when the country co-hosted the World Cup in 2002 and blazed a trail all the way to the semifinals. On their way, the Koreans topped their group with wins over Portugal and Poland before dumping Italy in the round of 16. But their greatest victory came in the quarterfinals against Spain. After a scoreless 120 minutes of play — including seeing two would-be Spain goals ruled out — it came down to penalties. There, Korean goalkeeper Lee Woon-jae saved Spain’s fourth kick from Joaquín before Hong Myung-bo converted the decisive penalty to hoist the hosts in the semis.
The match side of the wristband is inspired by the red and blue Taegeuk of the Korean flag. The reverse features a latticework reminiscent of the geometric design popular in Korean architecture and artwork.