Blatter praises Korean bid

North and South Korea have been in a state of war ever since fighting broke out in 1950, though a truce negotiated in 1953 has kept the ‘peace’ since. And Blatter spoke of his belief that South Korea’s hosting of the World Cup could build bridges.

“I can say that with all my determination, Korea is a good bidding association and the bidding company for the World Cup 2022.”