Seoul World Cup Stadium


* Address: Seoul
* Country: Korea
* Capacity: 66,000
* Opened: 10 November 2001
* Main use: Football
* Tenants: FC Seoul (football)

Extra stadium info – Seoul World Cup Stadium

The construction of the Seoul World Cup Stadium, which is also known as the Sangam Stadium, started in 1998. The venue hosted its first League of Legends World Championship match in 2014. In 2002, it hosted FIFA World Cup matches of the national football teams of China, the French Republic, Germany, Korea, Senegal and Turkey. The first FIFA World Cup match at the stadium was won by Senegal after defeating the French Republic. It was the inaugural FIFA World Cup match for Senegal. The manager of Senegal, Bruno Metsu, defeated the national football team of the country where he was born. Metsu signed with Al-Ain FC from the United Arab Emirates after he left the national football team of Senegal.

FC Seoul, one of the first Korean sports clubs with 100,000 followers on its main social media page, use the Seoul World Cup Stadium for home games. The club was founded in 1983 under a different name. They won several domestic top-flight football league titles. In 2013, the Seoul World Cup Stadium hosted its first-ever final of the AFC Champions League. FC Seoul and Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao from China played in the final. 55,000 people showed up for the game. The second final of the Asian championship for football clubs in 2013 was played in China. Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao, one of the major Asian sports clubs, won the tournament for the first time in their history. The same year, they finished fourth place in their first-ever FIFA Club World Cup participation.

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