May 31, 2023

North Korea beats South in football game of two halves

The real ideological divide during Sunday's Korean football derby was between South Korean fans

SEOUL – Political tensions failed to prevent an inter Korean women’s football (soccer) match from going ahead in Seoul on Sunday –– the first time in eight years the two teams had met.

The North Koreans went on to win 2-1 after a well-fought match in front of a small but enthusiastic crowd. Seoul’s World Cup Stadium was just 10% full, with only 6500 spectators turning out to cheer on the Korean derby.