18 March 2010

Mexico - North Korea friendly

Mexico beat North Korea

TORREON, Mexico (AP)—Javier Hernandez scored the winning goal in the 69th minute to lift Mexico to a 2-1 victory over North Korea in an international friendly Wednesday.

Cuauhtemoc Blanco gave Mexico a 1-0 lead in the 51st minute, scoring on a perfectly directed, 20-meter (yard) free kick in the match between two teams headed to this year’s World Cup.

North Korea equalized in the 57th when Choe Kum Chol scored from a left-footed, bouncing shot that was poorly played by Mexico keeper Guillermo Ochoa.

Mexico used the match to try out uncapped players with Blanco and goalkeeper Ochoa among only a handful of players for Mexico sure of inclusion in the World Cup squad.

17 March 2010

South Africa denies World Cup labourer report

Football officials today denied reports that North Korean labourers were working on football stadiums across South Africa in preparation for the World Cup.

South Korea’s JoongAng Ilbo newspaper reported yesterday that about 1,000 construction workers from reclusive North Korea, which maintains strict control on its citizens’ travels, have been sent to help build and renovate stadiums across South Africa.

World Cup officials and construction firms in South Africa today dismissed the South Korean newspaper report as “groundless”, saying not a single North Korean worker was involved, according to South Korea’s Yonhap news agency.


Mexico - North Korea, livestream ?

Check this website later today for livestream of North Korea`s friendly against Mexico

16 March 2010

International Friendly Preview: Mexico vs. North Korea

Who: Mexico vs. North Korea
What: International friendly
When: Wednesday, March 17, 10:30 p.m. ET
Where: Territorio Santos Modelo, Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico
TV: Telemundo

North Korea

————————-Ri Myong Guk———————————

Cha Jong Hyok———Ri Jun Il——-Pak Nam Chol——- Ri Kwang Chon

Ji Yun Nam—-An Yong Hak———Hong Yong Jo—— Mun In Guk

——-Jong Tae Se———Pak Chol Jin————————-


Comment : I doubt that all foreign based players will be in Mexico ?

13 March 2010

Nigeria friendly on 29. May ?

Nigeria friendly will likely be played on 29. May in London and not in April.

It could also be in Spain where North Korea are having a training camp in May.

Daily Champion

North Korea also got a scheduled match against Greece on 25. May.

The Nigeria match is not confirmed and Honduras FA website reported on 6. March that they will play North Korea on 30. May.

Honduras FA website

10 March 2010

Nigeria friendly ?

BBC Sport report that Nigeria will play a friendly on 14. April in Pyongyang.

Dont really make any sense that Nigeria would play North Korea on Non FIFA match date, where they cant field any foreign based players ?

07 March 2010

Losing to Venezuela

North Korea lost 1-2 to Venezuela in a friendly to Venezuela yesterday. Mun in Guk scored for North Korea.

Venezuela`s last goal was scored in the 89th minute.

Spanish match report

06 March 2010

Venezuela - North Korea today

Probable lineups from Venezuela FA website :

Venezuela: Valdes, Clavijo, Perozo, Fuenmayor, Lujan, Sanchez, F. Flores, Orozco, Pena, Garcia and Moreno. Coach: Cesar Farias.

North Korea: Ri Myong Guk, Cha Jong Hyok, June Ri Il, Pak Choi Jin Kwang Chon Ri, Ji Yun Nam, Kim Yong Jun, Mun in Guk, Pak Nam Choi, Choi and Choe Kum Chol Hyok An.

Time: 6:00 pm
Estadio José Antonio Anzoátegui de Puerto La Cruz

Venezuela - North Korea 1-1 , 4. March

Westfield Matildas down DPR Korea in thriller

A true striker’s goal from substitute Kyah Simon in the dieing moments of a hotly contested clash has seen the Westfield Matildas defeat fifth-ranked Asian heavyweights DPR Korea 3-2 at Ballymore Stadium.

After recording a 2-all draw with the DPR Koreans just three days earlier, the Australians were desperate to hold out the visiting side in the second game of the series.

Westfield Matildas 2 (Sarah WALSH 25’, Katie GILL 45’+4, Kyah SIMON 90’)
DPR Korea 2 (Yun Mi JO 33’, Yong Hui KIM 53’)

Saturday, 6 March 2010
Ballymore Stadium, Brisbane

DPR Korea line-up: 1.Myong Hui HONG (gk),4.Jong Sun KWON, 5.Yong Sim CHOE, 6.Un Sim RA, 7.Yun Mi JO (20.Su Ok RYOM 77’), 8.Hyon Hi YUN (15.Myong Hwa JON 54’), 9.Un Byol HO (17.Haeng Bok KANG 38’), 10.Yong Hui KIM (c) (3.Hyon Sun JANG 90’), 12.Un Ju KIM, 13.Chung Sim KIM (11.Ye Gyong RI 31’), 19.Pok Sim JONG

Substitutes not used: 2.Sol Ryon SIN, 14.Hye Ok KIM, 16.Jong Hui HU, 21.Myong Hui JON (gk)

Yellow cards: Hyon Hi YUN 5’, Yong Hui KIM 86’, Un Sim RA 88’

Match report

Honduras friendly ?

Honduras newspaper Diez report about a possible friendly against North Korea

05 March 2010

North Korea drew Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP)—World Cup qualifier North Korea, wearing borrowed uniforms, played a 1-1 draw with Venezuela on Thursday in a friendly that was ended after 80 minutes due to darkness.

North Korean defender Pak Nam Chol gave the Koreans a 1-0 lead in the seventh minute, with Angelo Pena equalizing in the 43rd.

The match began two hours late after the North Koreans declined to play in the middle of the afternoon when temperatures reached 36C (97F) in the small city of San Felipe in the northwest of the country.

In additon to the delay in starting the match, the North Koreans said their uniforms were lost in transit, forcing them to wear a kit borrowed from Venezuela’s national team.

The two countries will play another match on Saturday in the coastal city of Puerto La Cruz.


North Korea match postponed

North Korea`s match today 4th against Venezuela has been postponed.

Missing luggage with team jerseys and other equipment.

Report from Venezuela FA website

More news later..

03 March 2010

Down 17 in FIFA World Ranking

North Korea Men`s NT dropped 17 places to number 102 in FIFA World Ranking released today.

FIFA Ranking

North Korea Women`s NT drew Australia

North Korea women`s NT drew Australia 2-2 in a friendly in Brisbane today.

New friendly on Saturday in Brisbane.

02 March 2010

Two friendlies for Women`s NT

North Korea Women`s NT meet Australia for two friendlies in Brisbane on 3. and 6. March.

Two friendly matches against Venezuela

The friendly against Chile on 3. March was cancelled after earthquake but now they have a new friendly against Venezuela on 4. March in San Felipe , Venezuela.

Venezuela FA website

They also play Venezuela as scheduled on 6. March and mexico on 17. March.

Venezuela also play Panama on 3. March.