North Korea and South Korea play in the Fifa 2022 World Cup qualifiers at Kim Il-sung Stadium in Pyongyang. Photo: AP

AFC moves cup final from Pyongyang to Shanghai after North Korea’s ‘uncooperative’ World Cup 2022 qualifier against South Korea

  • First Korean derby in 30 years played out to empty stadium and not broadcast live, despite efforts from South
  • Moving game between April 25 SC and Lebanese side Al Ahed to China, with Chinese FA support, ensures commercial partners
Topic |   Fifa

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North Korea and South Korea play in the Fifa 2022 World Cup qualifiers at Kim Il-sung Stadium in Pyongyang. Photo: AP
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South Korean national football team players warm up during a training session at the Kim Il Sung Stadium in Pyongyang. Photo: AFP

Fifa World Cup: Korean derby in Pyongyang to go ahead without away fans or tourists; online commentary only way to keep up with score from Kim Il-sung Stadium

  • Fifa and AFC websites will have updates on goals and substitutions as fans await promised video highlights
  • Historic meeting is first competitive fixture between men’s teams with last World Cup qualifier played in Shanghai
Topic |   North Korea

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South Korean national football team players warm up during a training session at the Kim Il Sung Stadium in Pyongyang. Photo: AFP
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