Tuesday 22 August 2017

FIFA have no news on 'missing' North Korea quartet

Kim Myong-won. Photo: Getty Images
Kim Myong-won. Photo: Getty Images

FIFA insist they have no information on reports that four North Korea players have gone missing.

There have been suggestions that the players may have tried to defect after the official teamsheet for North Korea's 2-1 defeat to Brazil on Tuesday listed the players Kim Myong-won, An Chol-hyok, Kim Kyong-il and Pak Sung-hyok as absent.

FIFA communications director Nicolas Maingot told a media briefing today: "We have no information on this - we have only been contacted on this issue by the media.

"Our media officer with the Korea DPR who has spoken to their delegation completely deny these rumours."

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