North Korea has drawn intense interest from Japanese media ahead of its clash with Japan in a World Cup qualifying match on February 9 in Saitama.Can the DPRK get any more isolated?
It has been training in secret in southern China's Hainan island since mid-January.
According to South Korean media, the Norths team have donned disguises in Beijing while guards man the entrance to their practice sessions.
The Saitama match is set to be a politically-charged affair as the rival nations try to overcome angry disputes over North Korean kidnappings of Japanese nationals and Japan's long-term occupation of the Korean peninsula last century.
Landing the Big One
Thursday, February 03, 2005
Hindustan Times says, in a really odd article, that North Korea, Kuwait draw 0-0 in secretive warm-up game. A really odd game, too.