Korea's Home Run

The dream had been lovely, a crescendo of victories that catapulted the South Korean team into the quarterfinals of the World Cup. But sitting in a Seoul movie theater watching the historic match between Korea and Spain, 23-year-old university student Jo Aram pinched herself as regulation time ended without a goal. Then two halves of extra time slipped by scoreless, after a linesman controversially disallowed a Spanish goal. Suddenly, the biggest game her country had ever played was to be decided by penalty kicks. Jo knew this was the part where she was going to awaken, because dreams always end before...

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