- 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.
FIFA World Cup matches
The second FIFA World Cup game at the Seoul World Cup Stadium took place on 13 June 2002. 43,000 spectators attended the game, which was won by Turkey after beating China 3-0. The third and final FIFA World Cup match at the venue was a semi-final game. The Republic of Korea, commonly known as South Korea, lost the game against Germany. The former midfielder Michael Ballack, who ended his professional football career in 2012 with the German side Bayer Leverkusen, scored the only goal of the match.
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 FC 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 Football Club, 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. FC Seoul finished fourth place in the Korean top-flight football league in 2013. They finished below the Pohang Steelers, Ulsan Hyundai and the Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors. FC Seoul gathered 62 points in 38 league games during that football season. They drew an average home attendance of 16,000 during that domestic league season.