December 06, 2023

Pyongyang football school opens to foreign tourists

Schools preps for future competitions by training nation's best pre-teen, early teen players

The Pyongyang International Football School, founded last year to train North Korea’s top football players, has just opened its doors to foreign tourists for the first time.

Simon Cockerell of Koryo Tours, a Beijing-based independent travel company focusing on tourism to the DPRK, wrote on the company website that tourists in their June group were the first foreigners allowed to visit the school. The tourists were able to participate in a football match with the students. North Korean students playing football can be seen in photos and in a video clip on the webpage.