Ex-manager of S. Korean football team plans futsal stadium in North
The former manager of South Korea’s national football team is planning a trip to North Korea to help build a futsal stadium there, South Korea’s Unification Ministry spokesman said Friday.
Kim Eui Do told a press briefing that Guus Hiddink, who led South Korea to the 2002 World Cup semifinals, proposed the idea to the South Korean government in late 2013.
According to Kim, Dutchman Hiddink said he is hoping to send materials needed for the stadium through the inter-Korean border, with the government currently reviewing his request.
Hiddink has already helped South Korea build 11 futsal stadiums for visually impaired players, Yonhap News Agency reported.
Futsal is played indoors with five players a side on a smaller pitch than football.
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