PANAJI: The mystery that the North Korean nation is extends to their friendly international football match against India. No one can tell quite surely if the hapless coach, Kim Jong-Hun, would be part of the touring party, but several of North Korea's stars are set to take part in a friendly against India.
North Korea had agreed to play a friendly at the Ambedkar Stadium in Delhi on September 14, their first soccer assignment since the World Cup in South Africa.
"North Korea have told our agent that they will play in India, but we are still waiting for them to officially write to us," All India Football Federation general secretary, Alberto Colaco, told TOI on Sunday. "If North Korea confirm the friendly, it will be against their senior team," said Colaco, making it clear that a junior side, or a reserve team, from the DPR Korea Football Association would not be acceptable.
Times of India