Soccer matches to be played this year
Soccer fans are excited with the yearly list of soccer matches.
This year's soccer fever started with the first premier league that raised its curtain on February 20 in the Kim Il Sung Stadium.
It will be followed by the top-team leagues in the Mangyongdae Prize and Pochonbo Torch Prize games and the national championships which draw the April 25, Mangyongbong, Sobaeksu, Rimyongsu, Amnokgang, Pyongyang, Kigwancha, Ministry of Light Industry and other big-name teams.
In particular, the Ryongnamsan men's team and Ponghwasan women's team, winners of the A-level matches last year, will make the premier league a serious showdown.
While the top teams will be playing in the Mangyongdae Prize and Pochonbo Torch Prize games, lower-level teams will compete in different parts of the country. Five-a-side tournaments are to play during the nation's biggest sports meets.
May and June will see the inter-provincial matches and September and October the youth championships. In addition, the technical innovation games and regional tournaments will provide the coaches and players with good occasions to accumulate experience and develop their techniques.
The year's soccer season will climax with the all-star competition slated for November.
Teenagers at sports schools will meet each other in August.
The planned matches will help the teams hone their tactics and more or less satisfy the coaches’ desire to challenge the world soccer.
By Om Ryong Ho PT
fonte: The Pyongyang Times