Football: 4 Japan players waiting in London for N. Korea match venue

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The Japan Football Association said Monday four England-based players from the women’s national team are waiting in London as the venue of this weekend’s match against North Korea is still undecided.

With a Paris Olympic berth on the line, Saturday’s first leg of their home-and-away tie was initially scheduled to be held in Pyongyang, but now it is expected to be played at a neutral venue after the JFA conveyed concerns over numerous issues to the Asian Football Confederation.

These included travel difficulties due to limited flights to Pyongyang, delays in working-level negotiations with Nort...

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