North Korea competing for World Cup Spot

Sports Law Blog points to an LA Times article reporting that After 10 Years, North Korean Soccer Team Emerges to Seek World Cup Spot.

But North Korea’s road to the championship now goes through Japan, former colonizer of the Korean peninsula. Their national teams will meet Feb. 9 in a crucial qualifying game in Saitama, Japan, and the Japanese media and public have greeted the impending showdown with equal measures of fascination and jitters.