Chinese Tour Agency Offers Tour to Watch Inter-Korean World Cup Qualifier

  • By Chang Min-seok

    July 22, 2019 11:13

    Koryo Tours, a China-based travel agency specializing in tours to North Korea, started selling a package tour to Pyongyang which includes attendance at an inter-Korean football match slated for October, tentatively in Pyongyang.

    The four-day tour from Oct. 14 to 17 costs about 899 euros per person, staying for additional two nights there costing some 1,149 euros. As a leg of the second round of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Asian qualifiers, South Korea will have an away match with North Korea on Oct. 15, despite uncertainty over the venue.

    Beijing travel agency Koryo Tours offers a package tour to Pyongyang for an inter-Korean football match, in this grab from its website.

    The tour operator warned that the tour program is subject to change, as "there is a chance it will be held in a third country."

    South and North Korea have not played each other in Pyongyang since October 1990. When the two sides were in the same qualifying group for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, they played each other in Shanghai as North Korea requested that a match scheduled in Pyongyang be moved to a third country.

    South Korea is grouped with North Korea along with Lebanon, Sri Lanka and Turkmenistan.

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