“Player 9” Cho Gue Sung Spills On The K-Pop Girl Group Korean Soccer Players Love, And There’s Even Video Evidence That’s Gone Viral

As if we couldn’t love the Korean soccer team anymore!

When BTS‘s Jungkook met the Korean soccer team ahead of the World Cup opening ceremony, it wasn’t just the idol who gained attention for his handsome visuals.

BTS’s Jungkook and the Korean national soccer team | News1

Whether it was viral “Player 9” Cho Gue Sung, Son Heung Min, or other athletes, the team has been gaining attention for their flawless visuals, talent on the pitch, and personalities.

Player 9 Cho Gue Sung | TikTok
Son Heung Min | @hm_son7/Instagram

Well, it seems like there’s even more reason to love South Korean soccer players after an old interview with Cho Gue Sung has gained attention from netizens.

During the interview, Cho Gue Sung was asked whether soccer players who are in the military are huge fans of K-Pop girl groups like regular soldiers.

Cho Gue Sung revealed that when they are training, the soccer players in the military would ask for Starship Entertainment’s girl group IVE to be played.

It shouldn’t be too surprising the impact of IVE. Since debuting, the group has showcased their popularity by not only winning awards for their monster rookie status but winning daesangs (grand prize) at recent awards shows.

The members of IVE | @IVEstarship/Twitter

Yet, although the clip is seemingly from before the World Cup started, a new viral video from the locker room proves that IVE truly is the girl group for soccer players.

In the video, the Korean team was gathered in a changing room, and in the background, IVE’s song “LOVE DIVE” was playing, and the players seemed to be vibing.

Although it could’ve easily seemed like an edit, the team quickly refuted all of those claims.

One of the players took to the center and started doing the proper choreography to the song. At first, the moves seemed small, and it could’ve just been that he remembered something from a performance.

Yet, as the music hit the iconic chorus part, the soccer player truly proved that he was a true DIVE, hitting every move as if he was performing on stage.

Two different videos have gained attention online, with them accumulating over five million views between them. In the comments, netizens couldn’t get over the fact that even soccer players loved IVE, which cemented their dominance since debuting in 2021.

It isn’t surprising that he knew “LOVE DIVE” as the song has swept the charts, cementing the group’s legendary status with awards for “Song of the Year.”

It isn’t surprising that the world is obsessed with IVE as much as netizens, but the fact there is proof showcases their influence even more. Also, seeing the visuals and now dancing talent of the players, they could even pass as idols.

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