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Saturday, June 19, 2010

North Koreans' players promised homes and cars if they perform

An article from The Chosun IIbo titled 'N.Korean Footballers Got Special Attention from Heir Apparent', it mentioned how North Korean leader Kim Jong-il's son and heir apparent Jong-un made visits to his World Cup 2010 players to motivate them. Kim Jong-un was reported to have instructed the coach to make the team "invincible" in all departments and laid down rewards should they perform. Homes and cars are the few items promised.

Yesterday, I made a post titled 'North Korean Broadcast declared win over Brazil?', a YouTube video, showing how the North Korean Broadcast declared its "win" over Brazil, despite losing to the Brazilians in reality. Was that real?

As quoted from the same article from The Chosun IIbo:
The North's official KCNA news agency reported on the North Korea-Brazil match on Wednesday about four hours after it was finished, relatively very fast compared to earlier reports on games between foreign teams, when it took a day or two.

"In the 88th minute, Jong Tae-se's header found Ji Yun-nam, who rushed onward and rifled the ball into the goal," it said, but failed to say how the Brazilian team had earlier scored two goals.

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