Malaysia bans its football team from North Korea match: Officials

Malaysia has banned its football team from playing an Asian Cup qualifying match in Pyongyang citing security threats amid a diplomatic row.

Published: 06th March 2017 03:11 PM  |   Last Updated: 06th March 2017 03:57 PM   |  A+A-

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By AFP

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has banned its football team from playing an Asian Cup qualifying match in Pyongyang citing security threats amid a diplomatic row over the killing of Kim Jong-Nam in Kuala Lumpur, officials said Monday. 

"The Malaysian Government's decision to expel North Korea's ambassador to Malaysia, Kang Chol on Saturday, appears to have made it unsafe for Malaysians to visit North Korea at this time,said football association chief Hamidin Mohamad Ali in a statement.  

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