Former South Korea football coach Guus Hiddink returned from North Korea on Saturday after reaching an agreement to open a futsal stadium in Pyongyang. Hiddink arrived in Seoul via Beijing after having what he called "fruitful" meetings with football officials in the North. He had left on Thursday to work on a deal to open his "Dream Field," a futsal stadium for visually impaired players.
Former national football manager Guus Hiddink has returned to Seoul from a trip to North Korea. Hiddink was in Pyongyang to break ground on a futsal field for disabled children on behalf of his foundation.
Former Chelsea boss Guus Hiddink wants to build a football centre for the visually impaired in North Korea. Hiddink, who managed South Korea in 2002, reportedly wants to build a futsal ground in the country, and is set to travel to Pyongyang on Thursday to discuss his plans.
Korean and Japanese lawmakers held a friendly football match in Yokohama over the weekend, just days after the first summit between the two countries’ leaders in over three years. Some 60 middle-aged lawmakers took part in the friendly match at Keio University’s Hiyoshi Campus on Saturday, setting aside differences and determined to enjoy the game - and also work on soft diplomacy.
Former South Korea football coach Guus Hiddink will visit North Korea this week to open a futsal stadium, officials said Wednesday. According to Guus Hiddink Foundation, the Dutchman will travel to Pyongyang on Thursday for a three-day trip to attend the groundbreaking ceremony for his "Dream Field," a futsal stadium for visually impaired players. Futsal is a type of football played mainly indoors with five players a side and a smaller ball.
Dutch football manager Guus Hiddink will take on the role of an honorary president of the organizing committee for the International Blind Sports Federation World Games which will begin in Seoul this weekend.
A field for the visually impaired opened on the campus of Duksung Women's University in Seoul on Thursday with the support of the Guus Hiddink Foundation. The university provided the land and the foundation donated W144 million (US$1=W1,029) for construction.
A Unification Ministry official on Friday said Hiddink last month said he would like to see North Korea and asked about the procedure if he was to cross the land border. He has not yet made an official application.