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Guus Hiddink returns from Pyongyang after agreeing to build futsal stadium

Guus Hiddink returns from Pyongyang after agreeing to build futsal stadium

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. 

Guus Hiddink wants to build football centre in North Korea for the visually impaired

Guus Hiddink wants to build football centre in North Korea for the visually impaired

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.

In football diplomacy, Korea beats Japan 4-3

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.

Ex-S. Korea football coach Hiddink to visit N. Korea

Ex-S. Korea football coach Hiddink to visit N. Korea

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. 

Hiddink Opens Futsal Field for Visually Impaired in Seoul

Hiddink Opens Futsal Field for Visually Impaired in Seoul

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.

Guus Hiddink, the former manager of the South Korean national football team, may visit North Korea.

Guus Hiddink, the former manager of the South Korean national football team, may visit North Korea.

 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.

KCTV: Dream Field

KCTV: Dream Field

Former coach of Korean national soccer team, Guus Hiddink, was recently on the island for the opening of the Hiddink Dream Field. The field is for the exclusive use of the disabled in playing a variant of soccer called "futsal." As Mike Laidman now reports, Hiddink is setting up these facilities in every city that hosted a World Cup game in 2002, when he was the coach of the Korean team.

Guus Hiddink ambassadeur Special Olympics

Guus Hiddink ambassadeur Special Olympics

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Shin & Kim Supports the Hiddink Dream Field Project

Shin & Kim Supports the Hiddink Dream Field Project

On July 11, 2007, the Guus Hiddink Foundation held a completion ceremony for the Hiddink Dream Field, a soccer field for visually impaired children. During the ceremony, Mr. Hiddink held a soccer match and gave out gifts to the children of Sung Shim House for Visually Impaired Children. The children performed traditional Korean music as a mark of appreciation for Mr. Hiddink’s efforts.

Hiddink Promises Football Pitch for Blind Team

Hiddink Promises Football Pitch for Blind Team

Former national football team manager Guus Hiddink on Tuesday met with a group of blind children during a visit to his old stomping ground. They gripped the coach’s hands tightly as he told them how nice it was to meet them. The former manager and a pizza franchise provided pizza for the children at the meeting.