07/23/2013, 00.00
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Women's football: After North defeats South, players dedicate song to Kim Jong-un (in the field)

by Joseph Yun Li-sun
At the East Asian Cup in Seoul, Pyongyang's team beats rivals 2 to 1. After the match, players gather in midfield to sing "praise and thanksgiving" to their country's dictator. South Korean fans still give them a round of applause after their victory.

Seoul (AsiaNews) - The victory over South Korea stems from "The love and consideration given to women's soccer by Marshal" Kim Jong-un, North Korean coach Kim Kwang Min said after his team beat South Korea in Seoul 2-1. "We are training very hard to repay him, and from now on we will work hard to bring about good results," he added.

At the end of the East Asian Cup game played in the capital of South Korea, North Korean players gathered at midfield to sing a song "of thanksgiving and praise" for dictator Kim Jong-un, who took over after the death of his father, "dear leader" Kim Jong-il.

South Korean as well as North Korean supporters cheered the winning team at the end of the match.

"I saw the unified power of our people," North Korean striker Ho Un-byol said at a press conference after the match. "It would be great if we could exchange our experiences and go forward to the World Cup together," she added. She was responsible for her team's two goals.

 

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