Seoul went wild as South Korea chalked up the first win of this year’s World Cup beating Greece 2-0.
The authorities said nearly one million people were out on the streets to watch the game on giant TV screens undaunted by steady rain.
The red-clad fans scream themselves into a frenzy at each goal.
The supporters are known as the Red Devils and they lived up to their name, bedecked with light-up plastic horns.
Street vendors did a brisk trade selling the horns at one euro each.
The win increased hopes that the team might make it beyond the semi-finals, which they reached in 2002 when South Korea was co-host of the event.
In Seoul to sample the celebrations, euronews reporter Sophie deJardin said: “The atmosphere here in Seoul this evening, it’s almost like they’d won the final. It brings to mind the celebrations at the 2002 World Cup.”