Han, now 19, is North Korean. He arrived in Italy three years ago through an idiosyncratic arrangement between I.S.M. and the North Korean soccer federation that has brought dozens of the hermetic nation’s most promising young players to Corciano. Han wasted little time distinguishing himself.
In early 2015, three members of the Liverpool scouting department visited the offices of ISM Academy , a small training school in Corciano, Italy, to speak with a promising teenage striker.At some point during the visitors’ pitch, Barry Hunter, Liverpool’s chief scout, casually name-dropped Steven Gerrard, perhaps as a way to impress the young player. The reference was met with a confused stare. “Who is Gerrard?” the teenage striker said.Now it was Hunter who seemed confused.
Last month, the American men joined an ignominious list of high-profile nations — Chile, the Netherlands, and, most recently, Italy — to suffer surprise elimination from the World Cup qualification rounds. The Americans’ fateful loss, on the road against Trinidad and Tobago, left the federation in something of a prolonged tailspin.
Is a North Korean pro soccer player in Italy different from the many thousands of North Korean workers currently overseas, who reportedly lack basic rights and cede up to 90 percent of their wages to the state? https://t.co/uTjpgInCy9
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Selecting a term
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