30 January 2010

North Korea beat Mattersburg today

North Korea beat Mattersburg 3-2 today in Turkey. Mattersburg play in Austrian top division.

Match report :

25 January 2010

Chile friendly for North Korea !

Chilean website todofutbol.com report that Chile will play North Korea on 3. March in Santiago.


24 January 2010

Greece friendly in May ?

A Greece friendly for North Korea seem scheduled for 25. May.

Talks about a friendly against Argentina for 10. March.

North Korea drew FC Luzern in Turkey

North Korea drew FC Luzern (Switzerland) 2-2 in a friendly match on Wednesday in Turkey. FC Luzern is third in Swiss Super League.

North Korea are on training camp in Turkey preparing for AFC Challenge Cup next month in Sri Lanka.

North Korea team :

Ri Myong Guk, Nam Song Chol (C), Ji Yun Nam, Mun In Guk (46. Kim Kum Il), Ri Kwang Chon, Pak Nam Chol, Choe Kum Chol, Ri Jun Il, Kim Yong Jun (46. Ri Chol Myong), Pak Chol Jin, Jong Tae Se


4. 0:1 Jong Tae Se, 33 0:2 Pak Nam Chol, 38. 1:2 Yakin, 85 Ferreira 2-2

Pic and match report from FC Luzern website :


13 January 2010

Women`s NT pulled out of EAFF Finals in Japan !

TOKYO: The DPR Korean women's team have pulled out of next month's East Asian football championships in Tokyo.

DPR Korea withdrew "because of a visa problem" and will be replaced by Chinese Taipei, who finished second in the qualifying round, East Asian Football Federation President Junji Ogura told reporters Tuesday.

Chinese Taipei will join China, Korea Republic and Japan in the February 6-14 tournament. DPR Korea finished runners-up to Japan in the 2008 championship.

Source : The-afc.com

09 January 2010

North Korea in AFC Challenge Cup

North Korea`s last chance to qualify for Asian Cup 2011 will be AFC Challenge Cup in Colombo. Winner qualify for Asian Cup.

Matches :

17. Feb North Korea - Turkmenistan
19. Feb North Korea - Kyrgyzstan
21. Feb North Korea - India (U23)

Top two in North Korea`s group to semifinals.

07 January 2010

Chollima start 2010 in style

From fifa.com :

With head coach Kim absent for the friendly event in Qatar, his assistant Jo Tong-Sop was in temporary charge. “Given the teams we’ve been drawn against, we face a difficult task at South Africa 2010, though I hope that this win will boost our confidence,” Jo told FIFA.com.

“Our group will be very tough as it includes some of the highest-ranked teams in the world. They have some fantastic individual players, not to mention their teamwork and tactical ability, all of which will make life very hard for us in South Africa.

That said, we’ve got as much chance (of progressing) as any other team, all we can do is ensure we perform to the standard required. Every match will be important and we’ll take each one very seriously and try to recreate the form we showed in qualifying,” continued the former youth coach when quizzed on the Koreans’ chances of reaching the knockout phase.

“We’ll fight to the end to qualify for the second round, despite the enormity of the task. As usual we’ll rely on our own characteristic style built around fighting spirit and teamwork in order to achieve our aim.”

“Our first match against Brazil will be very tough," continued Jo. "We’ve only ever played in the World Cup once before and we are facing a team that has won it five times. As everybody knows, Brazil are the number one team in the world. Their players are incredibly skilful and we’ll have to combat that with teamwork and a resolute defence.”

And when questioned about their forthcoming preparations for South Africa 2010, Jo had this to say: “We’ll be working on all aspects of our game over the coming months and will play a number of friendlies. We’ve a match this month against Turkey and hope to take on several other teams to give our players valuable experience before the World Cup starts.


05 January 2010

Japan to allow North Korean women’s team visas

TOKYO, Jan 5 (Reuters) - Japan is to allow the North Korean women’s soccer team to visit Tokyo for regional championships next month, a government spokesman said on Tuesday, despite sanctions in force against Pyongyang.

The decision was taken despite a statement by Japan’s justice minister last month that the players were unlikely to be granted visas allowing them to take part in the East Asian championships.

“Basically we have decided to approve it, because it is for sport,” Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirofumi Hirano told a news conference. “But we will conduct the appropriate immigration inspections.”

Japan imposed sanctions on North Korea after the communist state carried out its first nuclear test in 2006, including a ban on almost all visits by North Korean citizens

02 January 2010

Iran - North Korea from Youtube

Iran beat North Korea in Qatar

Iran beat North Korea 1-0 in last match in Friendship tournament in Qatar.

North Korea won the tournament with 6 points after 3 matches, Qatar and Mali got 4 points and Iran 3 points.

North Korea win Qatar tournament !

Qatar - Mali just finished and it ended with a goalless draw.

North Korea have won the tournament now !

First prize in the tournament is $ 250.000 !