The game was cast into media darkness because the North refused a live broadcast [Yonhap via Reuters]

The South Korean football association (KFA) has sought action against North Korea for blocking fans and media from attending a FIFA World Cup qualifier between the countries at an empty stadium in Pyongyang.

The Seoul-based KFA’s letter to the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) argues that the North failed to uphold rules requiring host nations to grant visas and entries for travelling supporters and media without discrimination, its official Shin Jung-hoon said.

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The game, which was cast into media darkness because the North refused a live broadcast from Kim Il Sung Stadium, ended in a stalemate.

Upon their return, South Korean players said the North Korean

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