Six out of 10 citizens picked Son Heung-min (Tottenham) as the player who performed the most impressively at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Gallup Korea announced on the 16th that as a result of asking 1,001 people over the age of 18 across the country from the 13th to the 15th, 59% of them picked Son Heung-min as the most impressive player at the Qatar World Cup. The survey was conducted in such a way that respondents freely chose two players.
Cho Kyu-seong (20%, Jeonbuk), Hwang Hee-chan (19%, Wolverhampton), and Lee Kang-in (18%, Mallorca) were chosen after Son Heung-min. This was followed by Lionel Messi (11%, Argentina), Kylian Mbappe (France), Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal), Neymar (Brazil, over 4%), Kim Min-jae (3%, Napoli), Baek Seung-ho (Jeonbuk), Kim Young-kwon (Ulsan, Ulsan). 1% or more), Hwang In-beom (Olympiacos), and Yashin Bunu (Morocco, 0.5% or more).
Son Heung-min took the lead in Korea’s advance to the round of 16, playing all World Cup games full-time despite undergoing surgery for an orbital fracture.
Son Heung-min was selected as the most anticipated player among Korean players in a survey conducted by Gallup Korea prior to the tournament메이저놀이터. Cho Kyu-sung did not make his name in the top ranks in this survey. However, he became a surprise star when he scored multiple goals in the second match against Ghana in the group stage of the tournament.
Hwang Hee-chan scored a dramatic come-from-behind goal in extra time in the second half of the third match against Portugal, and Lee Kang-in contributed to the score by invigorating himself in each game he played.
Meanwhile, 71% answered ‘enjoyed’ to the question ‘whether life was more enjoyable because of the World Cup in Qatar’. 17% answered ‘no’ and 12% did not comment.
The difference is not small from the results of a survey conducted by Gallup Korea during the recent Olympics. In response to the same question, 67% said they were happy right after the 2014 Sochi Olympics. At the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the percentage of respondents who said they had fun stayed in the 50% range.
Gallup Korea explained, “World Cup football seems to have more influence across all generations than the Olympics.”