North Koreans “Do you have an idea in soccer?”

On the afternoon of November 28 (local time), Son Heung-min is trying to break through in the match between Korea and Ghana in the second round of Group H of the 2022 Qatar World Cup group stage held at Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar. /Photo=Yeonhap

While North Korea recorded and relayed the 2022 Qatar World Cup matches, it was reported that residents expressed considerable disappointment, excluding matches between South Korea, the United States, and Japan, which are considered ‘hostile countries’.

A source from North Pyongan Province told Daily NK on the 2nd, “Residents of Sinuiju are showing regret while watching the World Cup match. South Korea) Heung-Min Son is no longer able to watch the game.”

According to the source, North Koreans had high expectations of how Son Heung-min would perform in this World Cup. Residents who love soccer in particular say they have been waiting for the broadcast of Korea’s group stage match in which Son Heung-min will appear.

However, it is said that Chosun Central TV did not broadcast the Korean game, and residents expressed their regret. The source said that residents who were unable to watch the Korean game due to the so-called ‘hostile country match ban’ measures contacted the outside world to ask what the game was like and who scored a goal.

In fact, residents of the border region between North Korea and China use Chinese mobile phones, which North Korea illegally regulates, to quickly access news from inside Korea as well as World Cup-related news.

Through this, it is known that residents have even heard the news that not only Son Heung-min, but also many talented Korean players active on the international stage will participate in the World Cup.

However, when North Korea only recorded and broadcast games in other countries, excluding South Korea, the United States, and Japan, residents said they could not hide their disappointment, saying, “Soccer has no ideology, and I don’t know why.”

In the midst of this, it was reported that the results of the South Korea vs. Uruguay and Korea vs. Ghana group league matches held on the 24th and 28th were transmitted to North Korea through residents who contacted the outside world.

It is said that North Koreans could not hide their regret after hearing the news that South Korea recorded a draw with Uruguay and lost in the match against Ghana.

In particular, residents mentioned Son Heung-min, who overcame an orbital fracture and participated in the World Cup, saying, “I heard that South Korea lost, so Son Heung-min seems to have a serious injury” and “It’s amazing that he played even though he was in bad shape.” The source said, “South Korea is also similar to us (North Korea),” saying in a reproachful tone, showing various reactions.

Korea will play its last group match against Portugal at 0:00 on the 3rd. Regarding this, North Koreans are now predicting that South Korea will advance to the round of 16, saying, ‘If you look at South Korea’s soccer level, it will rise to at least the round of 16.’

The source said, “Residents are very curious about the outcome of the upcoming games in South Korea.” there is,” he said.

Source: DailyNK by

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