North Korean cheerleaders baffle fans as they chant in perfect sync as united Korean ice hockey team face off in Pyeongchang

NORTH KOREA'S cheerleaders serenaded South Korean fans with tender love songs on Saturday as a joint Korean ice hockey team's emotional Olympic debut ended in tears earlier than the sister of Kim Jong Un.

The primary Kim dynasty member to go to the south because the 1950-fifty three Korean Warfare, Kim Yo-jong sat alongside South Korean President Moon Jae-in as the Koreans suffered an eight-zero shutout by Switzerland in Pyeongchang.

 North Korea's serenaded fans during the hockey match against Switzerland women

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North Korea's serenaded fans in the course of the hockey match towards Switzerland ladies
 Supporters cheer on their country at the 2018 Winter Olympics

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Supporters cheer on their nation on the 2018 Winter Olympics
 Kim Yo-jong - sister of Kim Jong-un - sits next to South Korean President Moon Jae-in

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Kim Yo-jong – sister of Kim Jong-un – sits subsequent to South Korean President Moon Jae-in

The outcome mattered lower than the political symbolism, nevertheless, as round 200 of North Korea's famed "military of beauties" charmed a crowd of three,600 besotted locals with nostalgic oldies — and even broke out a Mexican wave.

The highly effective Kim sister additionally attended Friday's opening ceremony, however earlier than the hockey match there have been not one of the flag-burning protests towards the North's Olympic presence that had marked the previous couple of days.

Outdoors, many locals, bundled up towards the chilly, wore the joint team's jersey with "KOREA" emblazoned throughout their chests and waved mini unification flags — a pale blue silhouette of the Korean peninsula.

After delivering an invite for Moon to go to Pyongyang earlier on Saturday, Kim arrived dressed in a black fur-collared coat and took her seat subsequent to North Korea's ceremonial head of state Kim Yong Nam, with Olympic chief Thomas Bach additionally current.

 The North Korean cheerleaders caused quite a stir at the Kwandong Hockey Centre

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The North Korean cheerleaders induced fairly a stir on the Kwandong Hockey Centre
 It was a historic match in Pyeongchang in the opening hockey match of the season

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It was a historic match in Pyeongchang in the opening hockey match of the season
 Evelina Raselli of Switzerland in action against Park Jongah and Cho Mihwan of Korea

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Evelina Raselli of Switzerland in motion towards Park Jongah and Cho Mihwan of Korea
 Alina Muller scores past Park Ye-eun to make it 3-0

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Alina Muller scores previous Park Ye-eun to make it three-zero

The Kim sister put her arms to her mouth in the primary interval when North Korean ahead Jong Su Hyon went shut.

However a primary-interval treble from Alina Muller set the tone and successfully dashed any hopes of a do-it-yourself fairytale.

Decked out in purple tracksuits and woolly hats, North Korea's cheerleaders sang "uri nun, hana da" (we’re one) and clapped in perfect unison as native hip hop artists rapped on a stage behind them and Okay-Pop blared over the loudspeakers in a stark conflict of cultures.

Native fans took footage of the bubbling glamour women, who smiled for the cameras earlier than unfurling a unification flag on the ultimate buzzer.

 Phoeve Staenz scores past Korean goalkeeper Shin So-jung

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Phoeve Staenz scores previous Korean goalkeeper Shin So-jung
 The match proved to be too easy for the European country against their Asian opponents

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The match proved to be too straightforward for the European nation towards their Asian opponents
 Swiss President Alain Berset shakes hands with Kim Yo-jong

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Swiss President Alain Berset shakes palms with Kim Yo-jong

Moments later, Yo-jong approached the ice with the opposite dignitaries to applaud the Korean gamers and take a gaggle photograph.

The troupe, cheered by dozens of fans as their bus pulled up beneath tight safety earlier than the sport, have been dispatched south as a part of a North Korean allure offensive after months of fiery rhetoric threatening nuclear warfare and provocative missile checks.

The glamorous women, all in their late teenagers or early 20s, are stated to be handpicked from elite universities and bear strict background checks.

Its most well-known alumna is Ri Sol Ju, higher recognized nowadays as the First Woman of North Korea.

NORTH KOREA'S cheerleaders serenaded South Korean fans with tender love songs on Saturday as a joint Korean ice hockey team's emotional Olympic debut ended in tears earlier than the sister of Kim Jong Un.

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