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The other story involving the DPRK

And it is the non-satellite lead at the KCNA - allegations of foul play over a World Cup qualification match between the DPRK and their dear, dear friends south of the 38th parallel.

So, part one of 'the fix':

"Main players of the football team of the DPRK could not get up due to serious vomiting, diarrhea and headache since the night on March 31, just a day before the match...It can be said that it was beyond all doubt that the incident was a product of a deliberate act perpetrated by adulterated foodstuff"

Given their medical problems, I hope they at least made it to the lavatory.

And part two of 'the fix':

"Moreover, the Oman chief referee was so seriously biased in refereeing at the match that he insisted the ball headed by our player into the goal mouth at about 6 minutes after the start of the second half of the match was not the goal. He also declared that the foul committed by the rival side about 3 minutes before the end of the match was our player's though it was an obvious foul on the part of the rival side, thus resulting in the loss of our team".

And part three:
"It was something surprising that the Japanese refereeing supervisor tacitly connived at this shameless behavior though he was obliged to ensure the fair refereeing".

And the conclusion?

"The match thus turned into a theatre of plot-breeding and swindling. It is as clear as noonday that it was a product of the Lee Myung Bak group's moves for confrontation with the DPRK and a deliberate behavior bred by the unsavory forces instigated by it. We sternly condemn the attitude of the Lee group, which runs the whole gamut of evil doings in violation of the noble idea of sports after betraying its fellow countrymen, as anti-reunification and treacherous moves to incite confrontation with the DPRK. We strongly urge the south Korean authorities to own full responsibility for such serious incident and promptly make an apology for what happened".

Seoul's finest won one nil by the way. No mention of the yellow card for the ROK's Dong Jin Kim, naturally.

It is quite the group of death, AFC B. Both Koreas look well placed to qualify.

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Blogger CityUnslicker said... 4:15 pm

not a patch on Wenger's one-eyedness though  

Blogger Croydonian said... 4:18 pm

Or Taggart's, whereas Gianfranco Zola is 'a veray parfait gentil knight'. Obviously.  

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