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Koreans' Football Enthusiasm Reported by Russian and French Media
Pyongyang, June 29 (KCNA) -- A Russian website and a French magazine reported about enthusiasm for football sweeping across the DPRK.

An article posted on the Russian website Yevro-football on June 18 said:

Of late, the ministries, national institutions, industrial establishments and co-op farms organize football games on holidays and major other occasions amid the hot wind of football sweeping across the country in hearty response to the plan of supreme leader Kim Jong Un to build a sports power.

Sports schools were set up to train children to be reserve footballers and groups of football players formed in those schools to give them systematic education and training.

New stadiums were built and the existing ones are being successfully renovated.

The French magazine Le Point on June 20 reported that a great number of the Korean people watch Brazil World Cup matches every evening.

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