Posts Tagged ‘North Korea’

North Korea’s resilience has to be applauded 0

North Korea’s resilience has to be applauded

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So far the 2010 World Cup has been somewhat of a letdown. Cautious and negative tactics have dominated the opening round of fixtures. For the moment, only Germany can lay claim to having sufficiently impressed with their display of flair and attacking football. Last night however, North Korea will have earned themselves plenty of plaudits […]

Talking Points: Brazil 2-1 North Korea 2

Talking Points: Brazil 2-1 North Korea

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1. Too much, Too soon Kudos to North Korea, they have won themselves millions of fans the world over with their performance against Brazil tonight. They defended with the steely discipline you expect from the Germans and Italians, against one of the ouright favourites in Brazil to win the World Cup this summer. A second-string […]

World Cup Accumulators: 15th-17th  0

World Cup Accumulators: 15th-17th

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Part of the fun of the World Cup is that games endlessly churn out of our televisions at times of the day when we might not have even realised. Even the most avid football fan can be forgiven for drifting away from the action as the days begin to blend into one, particularly when the […]

BPF Predicts: The World Cup (Part 2) 3

BPF Predicts: The World Cup (Part 2)

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Another day closer to the big kick off, and we’re back with the second part of our World Cup predictions. Who will be the biggest let down (country)? Kevin Coleman: Italy. I think they’ll struggle hugely for a side who only four years ago were on top of the world. Neil Sherwin: Portugal. They limped […]

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BPF Predicts: The World Cup (Part 1)

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With the World Cup just over a week away, there are reputations on the line as some of the BackPageFootball regulars give their predictions. Who will win the World Cup? Kevin Coleman: I’m going to go predictably here and pick Spain. They’ve had the same squad for a couple of years now, and are as […]

World Cup Scouting: Japan / North Korea 1

World Cup Scouting: Japan / North Korea

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One of three Asian sides competing at the 2010 World Cup, Japan make their fourth appearance in South Africa. In the heart of the Japanese midfield could be Keisuke Honda, a midfielder who is gradually making his mark in Europe. After transferring from Nagoya Grampus to Dutch side VVV Venlo in January 2008, the 23-year-old […]