Infantino wants friendly between North and South Korea

Gianni Infantino believes a friendly between North and South Korea could help ease tensions between the two Asian countries.


The FIFA president, who is visiting South Korea, said that a match would highlight the spirit of football as a game ‘beyond borders’ that could unify the region, rather than divide it.

“We should bring everyone together around a football pitch… I’m ready to help and assist in whatever way is necessary,” Infantino said.

“Sometimes imagination can come true. Sometimes dreams can come true. These things can become a reality.”

Cross-border relations have been tense for a number of years, and increasingly so since North Korea’s nuclear test in January.

The two last held a friendly match together in Seoul in 2005, and beyond that a pair of friendlies in 1990.


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