Abroad, Kim Jong-un is seen as a dictator. At home, he has developed a reputation of being a master planner, who has developed facilities that have uplifted the country’s middle class.
In a country infamous for its stoic silence, it’s in football that the locals find refuge and an outlet. The emotions and expressions in the stands here aren’t any different from those in the famous terraces of Nou Camp, Old Trafford or San Siro.
North Korea missile launch: A football match takes The Indian Express into the heart of a nation under siege