VIDEO: A United Korea to play a World Cup!

Paddy Power visited Tokyo to visit the displaced North and South Koreans who will come together in London for the CONIFA Football World Cup

Last month history was made as North and South Korea came together for talks over a planned peace treaty.

A symbolic handshake between Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in made headlines around the world.

And now a United Korea national football team is set to come together on the global stage in the CONIFA Football World Cup in London this summer.

To find out more, Paddy Power travelled to Tokyo to meet the players who will represent the Zainichi people, a 900,000-strong population of displaced North and South Koreans who now call Japan their home.

United Korea team to play a World Cup!

Their leaders just met... And now a United Korea team will play a World Cup Posted by on Friday, May 11, 2018

They will be led by player-manager An Yong-Hak, who played in all of North Korea’s three matches at World Cup 2010.

“Football has been the bridge between Japan, North and South Korea,” he says.

Watch the video above to find out more about the United Koreans of Japan. 

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