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

By Ju-min Park and Narae Kim SEOUL, July 21 (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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