South Korea’s football crew has portrayed their ongoing match with North Korea as “like a war”, subsequent to landing back in the South.
The qualifier for the 2022 World Cup occurred in the North’s capital Pyongyang on Tuesday in an arena without any fans from either nation.
The match – which completed 0-0 – was just the second time South Korea’s men’s group had played in Pyongyang.
The two nations are in fact still at war and relations are at a low ebb.
“It [the match] resembled war,” said the Korea Football Association VP Choi Young-il as the group landed back at Incheon air terminal on Thursday.
“North Koreans wouldn’t look when I conversed with them, also react,” he included.
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The skipper of the South Korean squad – Tottenham’s Son Heung-min – was additionally astounded by the North’s harsh strategies.
“The match was forceful to a degree that I believe it’s a gigantic accomplishment just to return securely without being harmed,” he said.
“North Korean players were touchy and aggressive…there was a ton of serious swearing [from them].”
As per Fifa’s legitimate report, there were two yellow cards for either side.