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South Korea win East Asia title as North restore pride

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Tokyo (AFP) – Beanpole striker Kim Shin-Wook fired a quick-fire double as South Korea thrashed fierce rivals Japan 4-1 to capture a fourth East Asian championship title in Tokyo on Saturday.

Japan football chief Kozo Tashima ripped into the home side after an embarrassing defeat.

“It’s not just that they lost, it’s a deeper issue,” he told local media.

South Korea win East Asia title as North restore pride

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Tokyo (AFP) – Beanpole striker Kim Shin-Wook fired a quick-fire double as South Korea thrashed fierce rivals Japan 4-1 to capture a fourth East Asian championship title in Tokyo on Saturday.

Japan football chief Kozo Tashima ripped into the home side after an embarrassing defeat.

“It’s not just that they lost, it’s a deeper issue,” he told local media.

‘Mourinho of Pyongyang’ Andersen plots North Korea revival

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Tokyo (AFP) – City slicker Jose Mourinho famously lives in a plush Manchester hotel, but he has nothing on North Korea coach Jorn Andersen - he has a suite in Pyongyang.

“It’s a very quiet city, it’s very clean, there’s no crime,” the former Norway international told AFP in an interview in Tokyo.

North Korea’s footballers floored by South in Tokyo dust-up

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Tokyo (AFP) – North Korea fell to a 1-0 defeat by South Korea on the football pitch Tuesday in a full-blooded international given added spice by simmering political tensions between the two countries.

A freak own goal by defender Ri Yong-Chol 25 minutes from time in Tokyo proved the difference in a tempestuous East Asian championship clash bristling with testosterone and pent-up emotion.

North Korea’s footballers floored by South in Tokyo dust-up

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Tokyo (AFP) – North Korea fell to a 1-0 defeat by South Korea on the football pitch Tuesday in a full-blooded international given added spice by simmering political tensions between the two countries.

A freak own goal by defender Ri Yong-Chol 25 minutes from time in Tokyo proved the difference in a tempestuous East Asian championship clash bristling with testosterone and pent-up emotion.

North Korea tumble to defeat by South in Tokyo dust-up

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Tokyo (AFP) – North Korea fell to a 1-0 defeat by South Korea on the football pitch Tuesday in a full-blooded international given added spice by simmering political tensions between the two countries.

A freak own goal by defender Ri Yong-Chol 25 minutes from time in Tokyo proved the difference in a tempestuous East Asian championship clash bristling with testosterone and pent-up emotion.

North Korea tumble to defeat by South in Tokyo dust-up

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Tokyo (AFP) – North Korea fell to a 1-0 defeat by South Korea on the football pitch Tuesday in a full-blooded international given added spice by simmering political tensions between the two countries.

A freak own goal by defender Ri Yong-Chol 25 minutes from time in Tokyo proved the difference in a tempestuous East Asian championship clash bristling with testosterone and pent-up emotion.

North Korea prize money frozen at Asian football tournament

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Tokyo (AFP) – North Korea will not be entitled to any prize money at this month’s East Asian football championships due to economic sanctions imposed on Pyongyang, tournament organisers have said.

Visiting North Korea kick off the men’s competition against hosts Japan in Tokyo on Saturday in a politically charged clash played against the backdrop of a string of missile launches and the communist state’s sixth nuclear test in September.

North Korea prize money frozen at Asian football tournament

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Tokyo (AFP) – North Korea will not be entitled to any prize money at this month’s East Asian football championships due to economic sanctions imposed on Pyongyang, tournament organisers have said.

Visiting North Korea kick off the men’s competition against hosts Japan in Tokyo on Saturday in a politically charged clash played against the backdrop of a string of missile launches and the communist state’s sixth nuclear test in September.

North Korea, Malaysia clash postponed after travel ban

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Kuala Lumpur (AFP) – North Korea’s Asian Cup football qualifier with Malaysia was postponed for a third time on Thursday after Malaysia imposed a ban on travel to the country, citing rising nuclear tensions on the Korean peninsula.

Next week’s game in Pyongyang had already twice been delayed following a row over the assassination of Kim Jong-Nam, half-brother of North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-Un, at a Kuala Lumpur airport.

North Korea, Malaysia clash postponed after travel ban

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Kuala Lumpur (AFP) – North Korea’s Asian Cup football qualifier with Malaysia was postponed for a third time on Thursday after Malaysia imposed a ban on travel to the country, citing rising nuclear tensions on the Korean peninsula.

Next week’s game in Pyongyang had already twice been delayed following a row over the assassination of Kim Jong-Nam, half-brother of North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-Un, at a Kuala Lumpur airport.

South Korea urges talks on joint football World Cup

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Seoul (AFP) – South Korea’s football association Tuesday said it wanted talks with China and Japan about a joint bid to host the 2030 World Cup along with North Korea, an initiative aimed at easing tensions in the region.

The South’s new President Moon Jae-In first proposed the ambitious idea to FIFA chief Gianni Infantino in a meeting Monday, although Korean officials acknowledge China is likely to be lukewarm.

South Korea urges talks on joint football World Cup

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Seoul (AFP) – South Korea’s football association Tuesday said it wanted talks with China and Japan about a joint bid to host the 2030 World Cup along with North Korea, an initiative aimed at easing tensions in the region.

The South’s new President Moon Jae-In first proposed the ambitious idea to FIFA chief Gianni Infantino in a meeting Monday, although Korean officials acknowledge China is likely to be lukewarm.

Malaysia football chief in North Korea poison warning

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Kuala Lumpur (AFP) – Malaysia’s football chief on Thursday said he was worried about players being deliberately poisoned if their controversial Asian Cup qualifier goes ahead in North Korea’s Pyongyang.

Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) president Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim called for the game to be moved to a neutral venue, saying he was concerned over player safety.

Malaysia football chief in North Korea poison warning

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Kuala Lumpur (AFP) – Malaysia’s football chief on Thursday said he was worried about players being deliberately poisoned if their controversial Asian Cup qualifier goes ahead in North Korea’s Pyongyang.

Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) president Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim called for the game to be moved to a neutral venue, saying he was concerned over player safety.

North Korea-Malaysia football match to be played in Pyongyang

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Kuala Lumpur (AFP) – An Asian Cup qualifier between North Korea and Malaysia will be played in Pyongyang, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) announced Monday, despite strained ties over an assassination in Kuala Lumpur.

The killing of Kim Jong-Nam - the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un - in February sparked a diplomatic row which saw both countries banning each other’s citizens from leaving and withdrawing their ambassadors.

North Korea-Malaysia football match to be played in Pyongyang

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Kuala Lumpur (AFP) – An Asian Cup qualifier between North Korea and Malaysia will be played in Pyongyang, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) announced Monday, despite strained ties over an assassination in Kuala Lumpur.

The killing of Kim Jong-Nam - the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un - in February sparked a diplomatic row which saw both countries banning each other’s citizens from leaving and withdrawing their ambassadors.

North Korea vs Malaysia football match set for June 8

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Kuala Lumpur (AFP) – An Asian Cup qualifier between Malaysia and North Korea which was postponed after their diplomatic ties soured will now be held on June 8, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) announced Wednesday.

The killing of Kim Jong-Nam in Kuala Lumpur International Airport last month triggered a bitter row between Malaysia and North Korea, which have expelled each other’s ambassadors and refused to let their citizens leave.

A North Korean Messi? Pyongyang academy hopes so

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Pyongyang (AFP) Undaunted by sanctions and hard realities on the pitch, North Korea's lone football academy has set its sights high producing players better than Lionel Messi, and teams that can dominate the world.

They are lofty goals for a country whose men's side is currently ranked 126th, sandwiched between Armenia and Ethiopia and more gallingly way below regional rivals South Korea, Japan and China.

A North Korean Messi? Pyongyang academy hopes so

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Pyongyang (AFP) Undaunted by sanctions and hard realities on the pitch, North Korea's lone football academy has set its sights high producing players better than Lionel Messi, and teams that can dominate the world.

They are lofty goals for a country whose men's side is currently ranked 126th, sandwiched between Armenia and Ethiopia and more gallingly way below regional rivals South Korea, Japan and China.

Asian Football

Introducing Han Kwang-song: the North Korean missile attracting Everton and Leeds

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For an Italian, football in North Korea isn't much more than the memory of when, in the last match of 1966 World Cup group stage, Pak Doo-ik's goal sent Giacinto Facchetti and Gianni...

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Asian Cup 2015: North Korea – Everything you need to know about The Chollima

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Ready for some Asian Cup? With the Asian Cup 2015 fast approaching, we at Just Football bring you detailed previews of all 16 competitors, continuingwith North Korea.

Kim Jong-un

Kim Jong-Un Pledges To Produce North Korean Footballers Capable Of ‘Dominating The World’

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"He was f**king MILES offside, referee!"

It's been a while since North Korea last made an impact on the world football stage, with Pak Doo-ik's Italy-slaying heroics at the 1966 World Cup now but a fading memory.

However, supreme leader Kim Jong-Un is reportedly planning to reinstate North Korea as a footballing superpower by putting a grassroots plan into action that will see them begin to produce players of Lionel Messi's calibre.

Kim Jong-Un Allows Man Utd’s Games To Be Broadcast On North Korean State TV, Punchlines Write Themselves…

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By Chris Wright

As if the people of North Korea (that's the naughty Korea) haven't suffered enough, the country'sSupreme Outstanding Glorious Leader, Kim Jong-Un, has apparently decreed that every single Manchester United match is to be televised from now on.

With North Korea gripped by football fever since theyreached the 2014 World Cup Final against Portugal (remember?

Our Dear Player

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A few of you might remember WC 2010. North Korea claimed that their star forward, Jong Tae-Se, was nicknamed North Korea's Rooney. Apparently, they thought that looking like Shrek and underperforming at random intervals was a good analogy. Which brings us to North Korea declaring it's armistice with South Korea, null and void this month.

Uzbekistan

North Korea U16 ‘Keeper Given 12-Month Ban After Conceding *That* Dodgy Goal Against Uzbekistan (Video)

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Not so very long ago, we showed you a decidedly dodgy goal conceded by North Korea's Under-16 team that subsequently raised more than a few quizzical eyebrows around the world.

The goal in question saw Uzbekistan 'keeper Jasurbek Umrzakov score past his opposite number, Jang Paek-Ho, from the far end of the pitch after the North Korean stopper stumbled at the most inopportune moment.

Analyzing The Story so far From AFC Asian Cup Group B

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The last round of Group B fixtures have thrown up a tasty clash between Saudi Arabia and Uzbekistan. Both sides have been beaten by Alain Perrin's resilient China, who in the process have overcome their own mini-hoodoo by securing qualification into the knockout phase after failures in the previous two tournaments.

Analyzing The Story so far From AFC Asian Cup Group B

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The last round of Group B fixtures have thrown up a tasty clash between Saudi Arabia and Uzbekistan. Both sides have been beaten by Alain Perrin's resilient China, who in the process have overcome their own mini-hoodoo by securing qualification into the knockout phase after failures in the previous two tournaments.

World Cup

Preview: The United States versus North Korea DPR in the quarterfinals of the Under-20 World Cup in Canada

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Preview: The United States versus North Korea DPR in the quarterfinals of the Under-20 World Cup in Canada - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

American forwrd Lindsey Horan (Center) will be the leading force to victory against North Korea DPR in the quarterfinal match of the 2014 U-20 Women's World Cup on Saturday in Toronto.

Remembering the Black Panther- Eusebio goals vs North Korea 1966 WC

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Remembering the Black Panther- Eusebio goals vs North Korea 1966 WC is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter Portuguese legend Eusebio, who passed away due to heart failure on 5th January, 2014, is best remembered for his exploits in the 1966 World Cup, where he netted nine times in the tournament [.

The Unpublished 1966 World Cup It was a classic tournament....

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The Unpublished 1966 World Cup

It was a classic tournament. England beat the Germans on a day that will never be forgotten in the history of football. And not just because the English will never let us forget it.

POTD : North Korea Eliminates Germany In U-17 Women’s World Cup

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It was case of 'deja vu' for the U-17 German girls, when they were eliminated by North Korea in the U-17 Women's World Cup quarter-final match-up on Tuesday. Ironically, they were also eliminated by the same team in 2010 and they were unable to reverse their misfortunes. Ouch! The Ghanaians, who have never gone this far in the tournament so far, will be contesting Germany for a third place playoff.

U.S. Women's National Team

USWNT bounce back, cruise past North Korea in Algarve Cup finish

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By CAITLIN MURRAY

The U.S. Women's National Team have ended the Algarve Cup on a high note.

Bouncing back from two uncharacteristic losses, the USWNT finished off the tournament Wednesday with a convincing 3-0 win against North Korea.

It wasn't the showing the USWNT were hoping for at the annual tournament– they finished in 7th place overall, their lowest placement ever.

A Novel Conclusion

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Well, the USWNT certainly wrote an Algrave Cup story we have never seen before. After losing to Japan in group game #2, the Lady Nats fell short in a rally attempt against Denmark and now playing North Korea in the seventh place match is the only drama remaining. That means, win or loss, this will be the team's worst ever finish at the tournament.

France

FIFA U-17 WWC: It's Dumb Not to Mention This, Right? Les Bleuettes Take Home the Cup

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How do you say, "Hoorah!" in French?
Three, belated cheers for the French girls, who finally got to celebrate at the end of a tournament, instead of bawling like babies, the poor things. It took penalty shots, as you probably already know, but, according to captain Sandie Toletti, the "football gods were with them.

FIFA U-17 WWC: Germany Forgets to Show Up, North Korea Moves on to the Finals

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France's dream will not come true.

The possession game was in sick favor of the North Koreans, who unleashed time and time again on the German keeper, and how she made so many saves, I don't know.

The Rest

‘One Great Enemy We Must All Endeavour To Fear Not Conquering Is Fear’ – Bray Wanderers Chairman Releases Greatest Club Statement Of All Time

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Carlisle Grounds, home to Bray Wanderers

After it looked touch and go for a while, Bray Wanderers have today proudly announced that that club is financially stable for the time being.

The cash-strapped League of Ireland side had drawn up plans to redevelop their old Carlisle Ground home and use the proceeds to build themselves a new stadium, as well as a top notch football academy facility they insist will "rival the best in the world".

From the Asian Cup to the WWC 2015: Introducing...Thailand!

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So, funny story, and one you may remember: It turns out that five players from the North Korean women's national team were caught doping during the World Cup in Germany in 2011. They were using some sort of deer gland therapy? To kind of make matters worse, the liquid is extracted from a hairy gland of the deer.

Kicking Around: The Denver Broncos, Dennis Rodman and Baseball's Hall Of Fame

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I haven't participated in any quick news and notes of the sports world, but for time's sake, I am giving my piece of mind to a few topics today.

First off, I want to tackle the Dennis Rodman situation. Some of you may know that Dennis Rodman and Manu Ginobili are my favorite basketball players of all time.

Dictators and Soccer: Kim Jong-il and North Korea (or Football, Famine and Giant Rabbits)

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While some dictators qualify as relatively batshit crazy, North Korean Supreme Commander Kim Jong-il took run-of-the-mill guano and weaponized it with a deep, visceral nuclear fear factor. Against the backdrop of a starving nation, he enriched uranium, trained missiles on South Korea and Japan and generally gave everyone the heebie jeebies with the supremely iffy accuracy of the North Korean military's test fires.