Posts Tagged "North Korea"

World Cup 2010: North Korea 0-3 Ivory Coast

World Cup 2010: North Korea 0-3 Ivory Coast

By on Jun 25, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 0 comments

I wonder if I’m the only one in the UK, without a vested interest in either side, who is watching this. To access this on the red button you have to bypass Portugal v Brazil. But this game promises goals. Not just because North Korea capitulated after they made their own substitutions, but because in winning, Ivory Coast need a nine goal swing, as well as a Portugal...

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World Cup 2010: Portugal 7 (SEVEN) North Korea 0

World Cup 2010: Portugal 7 (SEVEN) North Korea 0

By on Jun 21, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 7 comments

It was a transformation more complete than a Doctor Who regeneration. “North” Korea went from “well-organised, but more than that, they can play” just before half-time to “this lot” by the end of the BBC’s coverage, by-passing “plucky” completely. In fact, the transformation was quicker than that. In between Portugal’s second and fourth goals, seven minutes in...

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World Cup 2010: Brazil 2-1 North Korea

World Cup 2010: Brazil 2-1 North Korea

By on Jun 15, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 2 comments

It’s easy to disguise ignorance with mockery, and so it seems with this evening’s intriguing match between Brazil and North Korea. Before the match, ITV treats us to as many cliches about North Korea as they can fit into thirty minutes to cover up the fact that very few us know anything particularly significant about them. A quick look at the AFC...

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World Cup Tales: Boycott! When Africa & Asia Said “Enough”, 1966

World Cup Tales: Boycott! When Africa & Asia Said “Enough”, 1966

By on May 31, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 1 comment

In England at least, the 1966 World Cup finals have been mythologised. To an extent, they have started to become the footballing equivalent of Arthurian legend – a set of values of Englishness that we either subscribe to or not. This is a shame, because the 1966 World Cup was a fascinating tournament and some of the most notable stories have slipped under the...

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The Monday Morning Links Emporium

The Monday Morning Links Emporium

By on May 31, 2010 in Latest | 2 comments

After a week long hiatus, The Monday Links Emporium is back, and this morning we feature something that will probably make you spit coffee out of your nose, some bizarre goings on at Kettering, a potted history of the World Cup for beginners and The Football Club That Ate Essex™. Don’t forget, we are always interested in any links that you find for this...

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