Visa trouble foils Norway-North Korea friendly

Photo: Digitalsport /

Photo: Digitalsport /

Next week’s planned friendly match between Norway and North Korea’s women’s football teams has been canceled after Norwegian immigration officials refused to give the visitors entry visas.

“They (the North Korean team) did not present travel documents that were valid. … They were not the ordinary North Korean passport,” said Christian Seter, acting director of the Norwegian Immigration Directorate’s visa division. “We denied them on that ground.”

The match was scheduled to take place in Moss, just south of Oslo, on August 14, ahead of the Women’s European Championship in Finland.

Source: Associated Press

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