Asian confederation confirms North Korea's World Cup withdrawal Inquirer Sports


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FILE PHOTO: A computer generated image of Lusail Stadium that will host the 2022 FIFA World Cup final, with seating capacity of 80,000, in Lusail City, north of central Doha, Qatar. Qatar Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy/Handout via REUTERS HONG KONG – The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) confirmed on Sunday that North Korea has pulled out of next month’s qualifying tournament for the 2022 World Cup finals in Qatar. The move comes after the country had already withdrawn from the Olympic Games in Tokyo this summer because of concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic. ADVERTISEMENT South Korea is due to...