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North and South Korea to meet in 2022 World Cup qualifiers

North Korea and South Korea have been drawn together in an Asian qualifying group as the road to soccer's 2022 World Cup in Qatar became clearer Wednesday.

The Korean neighbors will play each other home and away in the next year in the five-nation Group H that includes Lebanon, Turkmenistan and Sri Lanka.

In 2008, North Korea twice played home World Cup qualifiers against South Korea in China because it refused to raise its opponents' flag or play their anthem in Pyongyang, as FIFA rules required.