North Koreans get warm reception in South, win match (Reuters)

North Korea's national soccer team players sing their national anthem before the Women's East Asian Cup soccer championship match against South Korea at the Seoul World Cup stadium in Seoul July 21, 2013. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won

By Ju-min Park and Narae Kim SEOUL (Reuters) – North and South Korea put aside bitter political divisions for 90 minutes on Sunday as their women’s soccer teams clashed in a regional tournament in Seoul, with the visitors scoring a decisive win and getting a warm welcome from home-team fans. Just months after the North’s threats of nuclear war pushed the peninsula close to conflict, South Korean fans stood as the North’s national anthem echoed around Seoul’s World Cup stadium and even cheered when North Korea scored. …


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