The highly-watched Korean-Korean war is the first time that the Korean mens football team has traveled to Pyongyang for away games since October 11, 1990. In the 2008 World Cup, the DPRK refused to enter Korea and the two sides had to compete in Shanghai, China. This game seems to be facing such an embarrassing situation again.
According to the report, Seoul can reach Pyongyang by land or by boat within 2-3 hours, but the team chose to fly to Beijing on October 13, Beijing time, and to Pyongyang at noon on the 14th. According to the reply of the Korean Football Association, only 25 players and 30 managers were granted visas for the match, and Korean media reporters and supporters could not go to the stadium. For North Koreas actions, the Korean journalist said: Pyongyang expedition is too torturous, a game like this, also talk about what to co-host the Olympic Games!
In addition to the trip, the Korean side also held consultations on the game broadcasting issue and the DPRK. However, the matter suffered great resistance. Even though the Korean side offered 1 billion won (6 million RMB) for the broadcasting right fee, the DPRK side terminated the negotiations two weeks ago. That is to say, the DPRKs first battle with the DPRK next week will not only make it difficult for the supporters to arrive at the stadium, but also at home. Fans cant watch the game live on TV.