Remember all those North Koreans weeping hysterically over the death of dictator Kim Jong-il? Those who cried, but without conviction, are being sentenced to at least six months in a labor-training camp, according to an online newspaper based in South Korea.
North Korea’s Supreme Leader Kim Jong-il is reportedly so frustrated at his country’s poor results at the 2010 FIFA World Cup that he subjected the entire football squad to public humiliation and sentenced coach Kim Jong-hun to hard labor.
North Korea has increased its war rhetoric ahead of scheduled US-South Korea military exercises, saying that it would not hesitate to use “powerful nuclear deterrence” against the planned drills.
Portugal thrashed North Korea 7-0 to end the Chollima’s hopes of reaching the next round. The win moves the Seleccao into second place in Group G with four points, two behind Brazil.
Brazil beat North Korea 2-1 after a scoreless first half, thanks to goals by Maicon and Elano. Ji Yun-Nam scored for the “Chollima” in the 88th minute.