Few expect improved ties from North Korean soccer visit (Reuters)

By Ju-min Park SEOUL, July 18 (Reuters) – The North Korean women’s soccer team arrives in Seoul for a regional tournament on Thursday just months after missile tests and threats of nuclear war pushed the peninsula close to conflict, and while some see the visit as a sign of easing tensions few are putting any faith in sports diplomacy. The four-nation Women’s East Asian Cup, which also features China and Japan, sees South Korea face their bitter rivals from the North at Seoul’s World Cup stadium on Sunday. …

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