Wednesday, November 16, 2011
(You're) Welcome To North Korea
Japan lost 1-0 to North Korea in their WCQ, their first defeat of the campaign, but it was the events off the field that will be remembered more than what happened on it.
Arriving in Pyongyang the Japanese team were kept waiting four hours while immigration and customs did their shit while ahead of the game their national anthem was roundly booed by the reported 50,000 crowd.
They may have lost but it looks like the Japanese team kept their nerve while their less than gracious hosts had six yellow and one red card dished out.
Guess the match officials won't have had much to eat at their hotel after the game...