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S. Korea's 2002 World Cup hero Yoo Sang-chul dies
Updated: 2021-06-08 13:28:11 KST
Former South Korean footballer Yoo Sang-chul, a star of the 2002 World Cup, died on Monday at the age of 49.
Most famous for his goal against Poland which sealed South Korea's first ever win in a World Cup match, the midfielder starred in the country's run to the semi-finals.
Yoo enjoyed a 12-year club career in South Korea and Japan, playing 124 matches and scoring 18 goals.
After retiring in 2006, Yoo coached three K League clubs.
Yoo was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer in late 2019.
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