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Reuters World Cup podcast – day 4

June 14, 2010

Join us for a late, late podcast from day four at the World Cup in South Africa … a frank look at some of the not so fantastic games we had today and a preview of Brazil v North Korea. Mark Gleeson, Theo Ruizennar, Pete Rutherford and Brian Homewood are the night’s victims.

A rare bright moment for North Koreans

By Reuters Staff
June 14, 2010

SOCCER-WORLD/By Jon Herskovitz

Soccer is subversive in North Korea. The North Korean authorities, who try their best to keep the masses in the dark about what goes on in the rest of the world, cannot suppress news about soccer.

South Korea rejects North Korea poisoning claim

April 6, 2009

South Korea has rejected claims by North Korea that it poisoned its players before last week’s 2010 World Cup qualifier in Seoul, as tensions mounted over the North’s long-range rocket launch on Sunday.