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North Korea - World Cup 2010

North Korea - World Cup 2010

North Korean football team slated for losing World Cup matches

NORTH Korea's national football team and coach have been reprimanded for losing all three games at the World Cup in South Africa.

North Korea 0 - 3 Ivory Coast: Eriksson proud of Ivory Coast despite early exit

SVEN-GORAN Eriksson felt his Ivory Coast players had made their country proud despite seeing their World Cup campaign end. Ivory Coast ran out comfortable 3-0 winners over North Korea in their final Group G game in Nelspruit but it was not enough to earn a place in the second round.

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Ivory Coast 3 - 0 North Korea: Three goals not enough for Sven's men

YAYA Toure, Romaric and Salomon Kalou were on target as Ivory Coast's World Cup campaign ended with a hollow victory over North Korea.

World Cup daily: Friday 25 June 2010

Portugal and Brazil go head-to-head with both expected to progress to the last 16, while Spain need to beat Chile to ensure they avoid joining Italy and France in the departure lounge.

Portugal 7-0 North Korea: Sensational Portugal step up a gear

RAMPANT Portugal produced a spectacular performance of fluidity and flair to earn their first win of the World Cup in style against North Korea.

World Cup daily: Wednesday 16 June 2010

North Korea gave Brazil a scare yesterday as the tournament sprung into life. All eyes will be on Spain today who will be looking to get their World Cup off to a positive start.

Dunga is vindicated as Robinho sparks a samba

BRAZIL coach Dunga insisted Maicon's opening goal against North Korea was no fluke as the five-time champions kicked off their 2010 World Cup campaign with a hard-fought 2-1 victory.

Brazil 2 - 1 North Korea: Brazil ease themselves in but brave North Koreans go down with pride

BRAZIL began their quest for a sixth world crown with victory over North Korea at Ellis Park but it was far from a vintage display from Dunga's men against hard-working opposition.

World Cup daily: Tuesday 15 June 2010

The football at this year's World Cup hasn't set the heather alight so far but today's star-studded match between the Ivory Coast and Portugal could provide the tournament with a much-needed spark.

Dunga warns against taking rivals lightly

BRAZIL coach Dunga is warning his players against complacency when they take on rank outsiders North Korea at Ellis Park tonight.

Brazil 2 - 1 North Korea: Koreans make life hard for Brazil, but moment of magic claims the points

BRAZIL began their quest for a sixth world crown with victory over North Korea at Ellis Park but it was far from a vintage display from Dunga's men against hard-working opposition.

Koreans stirred by class of '66

NORTH Korea have been taking advice from the team which reached the last eight of the 1966 World Cup – and coach Kim Jong-hun believes the current generation have the mentality to beat Brazil.

North Koreans televise unauthorised footage

NORTH Korean state television has aired unauthorised coverage of the opening and several other early matches of the World Cup in South Africa.

World Cup 2010: Making a Korea of secrecy

AT 105, 33 places behind New Zealand, North Korea are the lowest-ranked of the World Cup qualifiers, which makes their position in what – despite the recent struggles of Portugal and Ivory Coast – is widely recognised as the group of death seem almost cruel. They may not, though, be quite the whipping boys they seem – the experience of 1966 means Portugal at the very least will be wary of underestimating the one side at the World Cup who retain an air of mystique.

North Koreans are out to avenge '66

NORTH Korea midfielder An Yong Hak wants revenge for his country's loss to Portugal back in 1966, the last time the North Koreans competed in the World Cup finals. Then, Portugal put an end to their fairytale run by beating them 5-3 in the quarter-finals.

Nigeria secure warm-up win over North Korea

NIGERIA proved too strong for North Korea in a 3-1 win in their final World Cup warm-up, which was interrupted because of stampede outside the ground in which at least 14 people were injured.

World Cup preview: Ivory Coast v North Korea

Group G Kick off: 3pm Date: 25 June 2010 Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit BBC

World Cup preview: Portugal v North Korea

Group G Kick off: 12.30pm Date: 21 JUNE 2010 Green Point Stadium, Cape Town BBC

World Cup preview: Brazil v North Korea

Group G Kick off: 7.30pm Ellis Park, Johannesburg ITV

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