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Just watched the highlights on TVer. Shouldn't have been a penalty. (Not what I expected.)

I'm no fan of North Korea but the comments about 'off to the gulag' are BS.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Not penalty (or at least close look up on VAR) for me either.

Keeper dives with stretched arms (not reaching for the legs), Japanese player makes deliberate contact with the keeper's hand and customary jump with bent legs. Ball was going out anyway.

And yes - quite many ill decisions in football lately (in the Premier league as well).

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How can you say this was a legit penalty?

Looking at the video (thanks for the link) how can you say it was not a legit penalty? He just threw his arms right in front of the guy's legs and tripped him.

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And then they decided, "We're going home anyway. Probably never to be seen again. What's the harm in assaulting the officials?"

To be fair, for them there wasn't really any downside and their "fanatical patriotism" might have kept them (and their families) out of the Gulag.

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I watched it live too.

How can you say this was a legit penalty?

And the Neymar like acting was even more despicable.

You'd expect more from Japan.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?si=9o3ERTirsAS2h-AR&t=420&v=WQXNzDutoz8&feature=youtu.be

(07:00)

1 ( +7 / -6 )

They're really interesting.

https://streamin.me/v/2460981c#google_vignette

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This picture was taken just seconds after the match was over, why no explanation on what happened?

Referee gave a penalty where the goalie hadnt even touched the japanese striker.

That last minute miss costed them the game and probably their well being. It was painful to watch.

Bunk. Absolutely not true.

I watched live. The goalie was beat and made no play on the ball and just swiped the legs.

The North Koreans played dirty the entire game but especially late when they were going home anyway. There were several Red-Card offenses late in the 2nd half.

And then at the end, performance art. They have to make a big scene about losing so that they don't get the business end of an anti-aircraft gun.

They lost. They lost poorly and without class.

Once again, Japan schools their opponents on sportsmanship.

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This picture was taken just seconds after the match was over, why no explanation on what happened?

Referee gave a penalty where the goalie hadnt even touched the japanese striker.

That last minute miss costed them the game and probably their well being. It was painful to watch.

0 ( +5 / -5 )

Most Japanese are not interested in the Asian Games, and the Japanese soccer team participating (U-22) are reserves of reserves. North Korea's (U-24) excitement is ludicrous.

-3 ( +3 / -6 )

"ROToday  10:05 am JST

It's quite crazy that a team totally isolated from professional football could almost win against Japan, should be like playing a division 5 team"

Not that crazy at all actually.

"In their 1966 World Cup debut, North Korea reached the quarter-finals and beat Italy in the group stage becoming the first men's Asian team in history to make it past the group stage..."

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It's quite crazy that a team totally isolated from professional football could almost win against Japan, should be like playing a division 5 team. Makes me wonder what kind of threats they were under to play at that level.

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They were unhappy about an 80th minute penalty award. A really lousy weekend for any North Korean Liverpool fans.

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Let's hope an anti-aircraft gun is not in his future.

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One can't help but wonder what the Kims will do to him when he goes back to North Korea, having lost the game. Will he be made into a soccer-burger?

6 ( +12 / -6 )

I'd be emotional too. They lost so off to the gulag they go.

7 ( +14 / -7 )

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