South Korea played the first 29 years of football in the DPRK

South Korea played the first 29 years of football in the DPRK

A meeting of the qualifying tournament for the 2022 world Cup ended in a goalless draw. The match at the stadium named after Kim Il sung took place without an audience, the broadcast was not


Photo by: Sho Tamura/AFLO

North Korea national team played a draw with the players of the Korean national team in qualifying match of world Cup 2022. The meeting ended in a draw 0:0.

The teams of North and South Korea played each other in North Korea for the first time in 29 years. The last time the teams played in North Korea in October 1990 — then in a friendly match with the score 2:1 won home.

The match took place in Pyongyang at the stadium named after Kim Il-sung, which seats 50 thousand people. As reported by AFP, the game was played without spectators, because the DPRK was not allowed into the country, fans from South Korea. In addition, the match was not allowed foreign journalists, and the television broadcast of the meeting was not conducted.

It is noted that the game was attended by President of FIFA, Gianni Infantino, and the Football Association of South Korea has received information about the match from the representative of the Asian football Confederation, who sent emails from your phone.

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