For the first time in almost three decades, North and South Korea’s men’s football teams faced each other in Pyongyang.
The FIFA World Cup Qualifier match — which was held at Kim Il-sung Stadium on Tuesday evening local time — saw the two national teams draw 0-0.
It was the first time the sides have played in North Korea since a friendly match in 1990.
The last time they met was in Japan in 2017, when South Korea won 1-0 against North Korea as part of the East Asian Cup.
The match comes amid renewed tensions on the peninsula, which worsened recently after hints last year that the relationship between the two countries could be thawing.
Although football is incredibly popular in both countries, the draw represents a good result for the North, which entered the match as the underdog.
South Korea is ranked 37 in the world — much higher than North Korea’s 113 ranking.
The teams will need to maintain their top two spots during this qualifying round to move onto the next qualifying round — and keep their dreams alive of making it to the 2022 World Cup.
In theory, both teams could qualify.
While the match in Pyongyang is significant for the men’s teams, the women’s teams faced off much more recently.
In 2017, the North and South Korean women’s teams played each other in Pyongyang in an Asian Cup qualifier game.