Copa Sudamericana

South Korean soccer team tells of 'rough' match in Pyongyang

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) South Korea's national soccer team has described their World Cup qualifier against North Korea in Pyongyang as a "rough" and strange match.

The historic match Tuesday ended in a scoreless draw at huge Kim Il Sung Stadium, which was empty of spectators.

Tottenham striker Son Heung-min said Thursday he would long remember the Pyongyang match as an unusual experience and claimed the South Korean players were lucky to avoid injury against the North Koreans, who he said were "very sensitive and rough."