The president of the apex World football body Gianni Infantino hailed the North Korean side for their victory in the Under 17 Women’s World Cup.
The victory is the second title for the North Korean side in eight years. They defeated defending champions and favourites Japan 5-4 in a penalty shootout after a goalless draw. The tournament is the climax of international women’s tournament held in the Middle East, with Jordan hosting it.
It is not every time we get to watch such funny mistakes from players on the pitch.
Coming from a goal keeper, this one is extremely laughable. Whatever Jang Paek Ho was looking for outside his eighteen yard box, no one knows.
South Korea has announced the team that will be representing the country in the last round of the World Cup qualifiers.
South Korea will be facing China on the first of September and then will face Syria on the 6th of September. Among the other members of the group, we have Iran, Uzbekistan, and Qatar.
South Korea has announced that five players that participated in the Olympics tournament will be in the squad. Among the most notable players, we have Tottenham Hotspur striker Son Heung-min and Hwang Hee-chan who plays for FC Red Bull Salzburg as a striker.
South Korea will be hoping to emerge group leaders when they take on their Mexican counterparts in Group C.
Korea picked up four points from the two games played so far, while Mexico garnered same number of points but with lower goal difference.
The North Korean team at the Olympics are happy at their matchup and will be hoping to capitalize on it when they take on their opponents at the games. The squad is set to open the men’s football tournament when they face Fiji.
Their first game is set to kick off in Salvador on Thursday, a day ahead of the opening ceremony of the 31st Summer Olympics.
There are reports that an unusual game between the North and South Korea is set to go on, despite the deeply rooted rivalry between both nations.
The state media in the North claim they had set up a steering committee for an inter-Korean workers' football tournament to mark the 71st anniversary of Korea's liberation from Japan's colonial occupation in August. There were reports that the game could happen but many dismissed it seeing the hatred between both countries until the media confirmation.
It is not a secret that Lazio President Claudio Lotito has close ties with former Italy manager Cesare Prandelli.
North Korea have made a surprise move by appointing Jorn Anderson as their new manager of the national football team.
The country has been increasingly cut off from the rest of the world due to various issues. Amidst increasing nuclear tension in the region, North Korea would not have been seen as a destination for Norwegian Anderson. After having represented the Norway national team in 26 games during his playing career, Anderson has gone on to manage clubs like Austria Salzburg. He took an extended break from the game as a manager before taking over at Austria Salzburg in 2015.
According to reports, English Premier League sides, Everton FC and Watford are interested in young Korean International, Lee Jae-Sung. Lee is currently a Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors midfielder and has been attracting lots of interests due to his fine blend of skills.
Reports from TEAMtalk.com reveal that the club's have been closely watching him for months.
Korea beat Lebanon 1-0 in their last World Cup qualifying match. Korea has already qualified for the next round but was desperate to keep their 100% record in the qualifiers.
Korea was made to work hard during the game and winning the game proved to be more difficult than expected. With qualifying already won, Korea had trouble to up their game probably due to a lack of motivation and instead found it difficult to breach a side that was more than happy not to concede a goal.