North Korea pulls out of football tournament
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
The North Korean women's soccer team has pulled out of the inaugural 2006 Peace Queen Cup Korea women's soccer Cup to be held later this month.
According to an organising committee official, the organising committee was informed by a representative of the North Korean team - a South Korean businessman on Monday that the "complex situation" would make it difficult for North Korea to participate.
Huh Kyung-rak, organising committee official, suggested that North Korea's nuclear test had led to the decision, adding "We decided to find a substitute team. The decision reflects our concerns that the safety of North Korean players will not be guaranteed under these circumstances."
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- Agence France Presse. "N Korea pulls out of women's soccer contest in S Korea" — , October 10, 2006
- Associated Press. "N Korea pulls out of women's soccer competition in SKorea amid nuclear crisis" — , October 10, 2006