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Dudley Steinwall

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Surreal North v South Korea football match 'like war'

South Korea's footballers had no idea their surreal World Cup qualifier in Pyongyang would be played in an empty stadium -– a match Tottenham Hotspur star Son Heung-min described as "very aggressive" and one official likened to warfare.

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FIFA president 'disappointed' by empty stands in Korea game

FIFA president Gianni Infantino said he was "disappointed" after attending a historic but bizarre World Cup qualifier between North and South Korea that had empty stands and no live broadcast.

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Koreas in silent, surreal stalemate as Aussies plunder seven

North and South Korea played out a surreal 0-0 draw in front of an empty stadium and with no TV coverage as Australia smashed seven past Taiwan in Asian World Cup qualifying on Tuesday.

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Australia thrash Taiwan 7-1

Australia ran riot in a 7-1 demolition of Taiwan on Tuesday to continue their runaway start to qualifying for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

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South Korea in good spirits for trip to North Korea

Paulo Bento says South Korea are suitably prepared for their rare clash with North Korea.

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S. Korea football team departs for World Cup qualifier in Pyongyang

South Korean footballers departed for Pyongyang on Monday to play a World Cup qualifier against North Korea amid deadlocked talks over the North's nuclear arsenal.

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Saudi fans delight in West Bank game, shrug off geopolitics

Saudi football fans are delighted about their national team's historic match Tuesday against their Palestinian "brothers" in the occupied West Bank, but dismiss suggestions it marks a gradual normalisation of ties between the kingdom and Israel.

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Saudi football team go to West Bank for first time

Saudi Arabia's national football team arrived in the Israeli-occupied West Bank on Sunday, on a groundbreaking visit to play against Palestine on Tuesday.

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Koreas to face off in Pyongyang World Cup qualifier

North and South Korea face each other in a World Cup qualifier this week for their first ever competitive men's match in Pyongyang, while talks on the North's nuclear arsenal remain deadlocked.

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China crush Guam, Aussies beat Nepal while Iran in women fans landmark

Veteran striker Yang Xu scored four goals in 25 minutes during China's 7-0 blitz of Guam while Australia easily defeated a struggling Nepal in Thursday's World Cup Asian zone qualifiers.

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Infantino welcomes Iran's decision to allow women to watch football

FIFA president Gianni Infantino has welcomed Iran allowing thousands of women to watch the men's team beat Cambodia on Thursday.

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Party time in Iran: even the players applauded the women in the stands

Thursday 10th October was a historic day in Iranian football. After 40 years, women could finally watch their country play live in the stadium. The stands of the Azadi stadium were a sign of the interest Iranian women had in watching the game.

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