October 23, 2020

North Korea restricts foreign access to next week’s World Cup qualifier match

Tourists the latest foreign group to be barred from October 15 inter-Korean game

North Korean authorities have significantly restricted foreign access to Kim Il Sung Stadium next week for a much anticipated inter-Korean FIFA World Cup qualifier match, NK News has learned from multiple informed sources.

No South Korean journalists or spectators have yet been provided visas to watch the October 15 game, NK News understands, with the result being that the match is likely to go ahead without live TV coverage or South Korean fans able to cheer on their team.