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Few expect improved ties from N Korea women’s soccer team’s visit to the South

Reuters, SEOUL

“This is the first time North Korean athletes are visiting South Korea since inter-Korean relations went sour earlier this year, but unfortunately there is nothing going on as to forming a joint team or marching together at an international competition,” he said. “In order for that to happen, we first need to have a bond of sympathy or a feeling of brotherhood, but given the current political standoff it is unlikely.”

The Women’s East Asian Cup wraps up on July 27. A men’s tournament is being held at the same time, but North Korea did not qualify for the finals.

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