People predicted a walkover in this game for the magnificent Brazilians, but it didn't quite work out as planned.
From the outset, Korea - who train in a public gymnasium - looked like they meant business. Even as the teams lined up for the national anthems, Korean striker Kim Jong Il burst into tears, assuring him of a cracking government pension.
As the samba boys probed into the Korean half, the plucky amateurs got behind the ball, twin centre backs Kim Jong Il and Kim Jong Il featuring strongly, repulsing wave after wave of Brazilian attacks.
Eventually the Brazilians took the lead with a smart finish from Dido which looked more like a hit and hope cross. But the Koreans stuck to their task manfully and succeeded in holding the Brazilians at bay until a slide rule pass by Gaga split the back four allowing Cornetto a simple pass into the net making it 2-0.
Still the Koreans stuck manfully to their task and even forced a late consolation goal from Kim Jong Il, but by then the game was effectively over as a contest. Highlights were not shown on TV in Pyongyang because Korea didn't win.
Brazil coach, Gungho - wearing a bizarre jacket and an even more bizarre woolly jumper - told reporters:
"My lads found it hard going out there tonight. Korea played well. You'd have thought that they'd dipped their boots in weapons grade uranium. Or plutonium. Whatever."
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