NORTH AND SOUTH KOREA SET TO PLAY

There are reports that an unusual game between the North and South Korea is set to go on, despite the deeply rooted rivalry between both nations.

The state media in the North claim they had set up a steering committee for an inter-Korean workers’ football tournament to mark the 71st anniversary of Korea’s liberation from Japan’s colonial occupation in August. There were reports that the game could happen but many dismissed it seeing the hatred between both countries until the media confirmation.


There are reports that an unusual game between the North and South Korea is set to go on, despite the deeply rooted rivalry between both nations.

The state media in the North claim they had set up a steering committee for an inter-Korean workers’ football tournament to mark the 71st anniversary of Korea’s liberation from Japan’s colonial occupation in August. There were reports that the game could happen but many dismissed it seeing the hatred between both countries until the media confirmation.

The steering committee was recently floated and the North’s Korean Central News Agency has confirmed that the North Korean Trade Union central committee, trade unions by each industry, and local union chapters in Pyongyang, the country’s capital and elsewhere attended the launch of the committee.

Various news sources claim the meeting was highly hopeful that the game will really happen.
The report said the event would be one where both countries will ease a little from the cross-border confrontation, work on the bond between both countries and realize reconciliation and unity of the Korean people.

The leader of the North, Kim Jong-un, is known for his cruel jokes about bombing the South and their allies, especially United States of America. The year, he claimed they would “burn Manhattan to ashes” with a hydrogen bomb. So, it’s surprising when the reports that they agreed to play bitter rivals South Korea in the football match emerged.

The match is proposed by the South Korean civic group, and will be held on August 15. The proposal was hinged on the hope that the North would forget their rivalry as they celebrate the anniversary of their liberation from Japan, which had colonial rule of the country between 1910 and 1945. Both sides will be weary during the event but for now, it seems like one that might happen.