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North v South Korea: Welcome to the world’s most odd football derby

On Tuesday, North and South Korea will play a football derby like no other.

It’s not very uncommon for the different sides to go head to head – yet it’s practically incomprehensible to play in the North’s capital, Pyongyang. Actually, it has just happened once, in 1990.

There will be no live communicated, no fans from the South, and no remote media at all in the stands.

After some advancement in 2018 – when sports mostly broke the ice – ties among North and South are at a low.

Safe to state, this is a match the home side won’t mess with.

“Football is the most well known observer sport in North Korea and sports are massively significant for the North,” Andray Abrahamian, Senior Adjunct Fellow at the Pacific Forum, told the BBC.

“It gives a point of convergence to pride and energy. As it were, it’s truly like how different nations use sports for social purposes.”

Commencement between the two men’s national groups will be in the early night (08:30 GMT), yet on the off chance that you need to pursue the match, you’ll experience serious difficulties. Aside from the reality it isn’t being communicated live, even worldwide vacationers at present in North Korea won’t be permitted to watch the game.

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