Gwangju World Cup Stadium


* Address: Gwangju
* Country: Korea
* Capacity: 40,000
* Opened: September 2001
* Main use: Football
* Tenants: Gwangju FC (football)

Extra stadium info – Gwangju World Cup Stadium

The venue hosted 2002 FIFA World Cup matches of China, Costa Rica, Korea, Slovenia and Spain. It is also known as the Guus Hiddink Stadium. Guus Hiddink led the national football team of Korea, nicknamed Taegeuk Warriors, to the semi-finals of the 2002 FIFA World Cup at the Gwangju World Cup Stadium. In 1988, he made fame when he won the European football championship as the coach of the Dutch side PSV from Eindhoven. Gwangju FC have been tenants of the Gwangju World Cup Stadium since 2011. They attracted a crowd of 36,000 in their first-ever top-flight league match.

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