Well, that was bad. North Korea abandoned their defensive ideology and were thrashed like silly school boys. Had they played for a draw, the Portuguese floodgates may have been kept shut, and maybe Ronaldo and his pals would have surrendered to an English style manque. Then again, maybe not.
We can only imagine how the PRK might have fared in a weaker group. It was a treat to follow them through the qualifying to the Finals. Now they play for pride and the role of spoiler in the final game of the Group of Death. It may be another forty-four years before the Communist star of the PRK flies at the World Cup – or maybe North Korea will be retired to the museum by then.
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The Boss - Happy with the Way Things Are Going
The flash, bang and wallop that Brazil was supposed to mete out to the North Koreans must have got lost somewhere in the Amazon. The pundits and purveyors of the attacking fetish of modern football ... [read more]
Below is the neutral liveblog from the front page:
Brazil vs North Korea
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North Korea fans
North Korea are mentally prepared for the almighty clash on Tuesday, facing the formidable task of taking on a hardened and hungry Brazil. Inevitably, the odds are long that the PRK can pull off a stunning upset but more importantly, the team has to keep its shape ... [read more]
Mayhem ensued outside the stadium in Johannesburg, Saturday, as fans surged the stadium gates in an attempt to see North Korea play Nigeria. Initial reports from the scene suggested some people had died but this was later proved to be incorrect. Questions remain for FIFA – are the crowd control policies for ... [read more]
(left – Jong Tae-se arrives – ready)
North Korea has arrived in South Africa, smartly dressed. And the team looks relaxed and ready. Coach Hun gave the press the necessary tribute to the homeland and the Dear Leader.
“The People’s Rooney,” striker Jong Tae-se, told the waiting media that he was set to ... [read more]
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