Report: 4 NKoreans did not show up for match against Brazil

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JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — North Korea was scheduled to hold a press conference Friday in which it would be asked why four of its players did not show up for the team’s opening match of the World Cup.

Four players: forward An Chol Hyok, goalkeeper Kim Myong Won, and midfielders Kim Kyong Il and Pak Sung Hyok were listed as officially absent for the 2-1 loss to Brazil on Tuesday.

North Korea initially submitted the full list of its 23-man squad as available for the game, before revising that number to 19 on match day.

North Korea’s next match is against Portugal on Monday in Cape Town.

Geographic location: North Korea, Brazil, JOHANNESBURG South Africa Portugal Cape Town

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  • data recovery services
    June 22, 2010 - 07:37

    Hi I think there should be a specific reason behind this that why these four players were on present there. Thanks for giving us this information.