Monday, June 8, 2009

North Korean Soccer

I liked this article because I thought it was funny the way it incorporated much of the news about Iran and North Korea into describing a soccer match. If you like soccer, you also might find it just interesting. North Korea might be on its way to the World Cup in 2010. That is pretty impressive considering they haven't been to one since 1966. If they do make it, it will be interesting to see how their team does in a year.


  1. I was following the same story line. In their qualifying group S. Korea leads with the most points followed by the DPRK. The South Korean team has some notable players playing professionally in Europe which gives the team legitimacy in international competitions. I have never heard of one N. Korean player in a European professional league, I didn't even know they had a team for that matter. I hope they qualify for the World Cup in 2010. We would all get a better look at what is going on in that country. I want to see the game when the North and South play each other. A barnburner for sure as we say in the sports world

  2. A game between north and south? I dunno man, that could be brutal! But maybe not as bad as a Korea-Japan game? lol
    The last time North Korea's footballers participated in the World Cup, they were the pride of the continent and the darlings of football fans around the world.
    In the 1966 tournament held in England, their side of amateur players — given 1,000-to-1 odds of winning the competition — made it to the quarterfinals, famously beating European powerhouse Italy along the way. It's a feat that was not matched by any Asian country until the 2002 World Cup, when the hosts, South Korea, reached the semis.