The Game of Their Lives - Part 둘
June 16, 2010 2:26 PM Subscribe
North Korea played in the World Cup in 1966 [BBC Documentary on YouTube].
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The 1966 World Cup was the subject of bitter disagreement before a ball was ever kicked. Sixteen African nations boycotted the tournament in protest of a 1964 FIFA ruling that required the champion team from the African zone to enter a playoff round against the winners of either the Asian or the Oceania zone in order to win a place in the Cup.
When South Korea pulled out, this left only Australia and a diplomatically problematic Democratic People's Republic of Korea in the running for the single coveted place in the Cup for the entire African/Asian/Oceania zones.
The Australians expected to win on a neutral football pitch in Cambodia...
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