Ex-S. Korea football coach Hiddink to visit N. Korea

November 4, 2015
Ex-South Korean football coach Guus Hiddink (Yonhap)

Ex-South Korean football coach Guus Hiddink (Yonhap)

SEOUL (Yonhap) — Former South Korea football coach Guus Hiddink will visit North Korea this week to open a futsal stadium, officials said Wednesday.

According to Guus Hiddink Foundation, the Dutchman will travel to Pyongyang on Thursday for a three-day trip to attend the groundbreaking ceremony for his “Dream Field,” a futsal stadium for visually impaired players. Futsal is a type of football played mainly indoors with five players a side and a smaller ball.

Hiddink is also scheduled to meet with North Korean football officials during his stay.

Hiddink, who guided South Korea to the semifinals at the 2002 FIFA World Cup, has built 13 such fields in South Korea since 2007.