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Football: North Korean players to head south to Incheon for Asian Games

Published on Jan 20, 2014 6:08 PM

SEOUL (AFP) - North Korea said on Monday that its footballers would participate in the Asian Games to be hosted in South Korea's western port city of Incheon later this year.

The North's footballers will compete in both men's and women's events during the Asian Games, which will run from Sept 19 to Oct 4, the country's official Korean Central News Agency said in a brief article.

South Korea has invited North Korea to participate in the so-called Asiad through the Olympic Council of Asia, a body that controls all sports in Asia.

The North boycotted the 1988 Olympics hosted by Seoul but sent athletes and cheerleaders for the 2002 Asian Games in South Korea's southern port city of Busan.

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