Thursday, July 29, 2010
23:59 Mecca time, 20:59 GMT
North Korean team 'reprimanded'
The North Korean football team have reportedly been severely reprimanded after losing all three of their games at the World Cup in South Africa.
Kim Jong-Hun, the coach, and his team were summoned to the People's Palace of Culture in the capital, Pyongyang for a dressing down on July 2, US-based Radio Free Asia reported on Thursday.
Myong Chol, the sports minister, was among about 400 government officials, students and athletes that too part in the six-hour session, the report said.
Players were forced to reprimand their coach at the end of the gathering, it said.
Kim Jong-Hun was also apparently made to work on a building site and expelled from the Workers' Party of Korea.
Se for verdade, não está longe do que esperávamos: é, se calhar, melhor do que receávamos. O seleccionador lá vai reabilitar-se com um trabalho manual, à boa maneira maoista. Viva o grande educador.