Claims North Korea World Cup squad were ‘tortured’ after early exit

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Fifa has launched an investigation into allegations that the North Korean World Cup coach and players were punished by the government after they lost all three of their games in the tournament in South Africa.

Last month, Radio Free Asia said that the Korean squad, apart from two foreign-based players, were subjected to ‘harsh ideological criticism’ after their team conceded the most goals of all 32 at the tournament.

Their coach Kim Jong-hun was also publicly humiliated and sentenced to hard labour for their performance.

Full story: Claims North Korea World Cup squad were ‘tortured’ after early exit | Mail Online

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