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North Korea


Federation founded: 1945
FIFA member since: 1958
Confederation: AFC
Colours: All red
Nickname: -
World Cups qualified for: 2 (of 20)
Best results: Quarterfinal 1966

WORLD CUP RANKING
P 7 W 1 D 1 L 5 GF 6 GA 21 Pts 4
North Korea are 58th on the all-time table.

WORLD CUP SUMMARY
1966 Quarterfinal 8 Squad Qualifiers
1970 Did not enter
1974 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1978 Did not enter
1982 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1986 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1990 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1994 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1998 Did not enter
2002 Did not enter
2006 Did not qualify Qualifiers
2010 First round 32 Squad Qualifiers
2014 Did not qualify Qualifiers
* North Korea entered first time for the 1966 World Cup.

TEAM RECORDS
Champions -
Finalists -
Semifinalists (or top 4) -
Quarterfinalists (or top 8) 1966
Biggest win 1-0 vs Italy 1966
Biggest loss 0-7 vs Portugal 2010
Most wins in a row 1
Most losses in a row 4
Longest unbeaten run 2
Longest run without win 4
Longest run qualifying 1
Longest run not qualifying 10 (1970-06)
Penalty shoot-outs -
NKO vs Europe W1 - D0 - L3
NKO vs South America W0 - D1 - L1
NKO vs Africa W0 - D0 - L1

MOST WORLD CUP APPEARANCES
Bong-Zin Han 4 1966
Seung-Hwi Im 4 1966
Chan-Myung Lee 4 1966
Zoong-Sun Lim 4 1966
Doo-Ik Pak 4 1966
Seung-Zin Pak 4 1966
Yung-Kyoo Shin 4 1966

MOST WORLD CUP GOALS
Seung-Zin Pak 2 1966
Yun-Nam Ji 1 2010
Dong-Woon Lee 1 1966
Doo-Ik Pak 1 1966
Seung-Kook Yang 1 1966


 

YEAR RD OPPONENTS RESULT 1966 1R Soviet Union L 0-3 1R Chile D 1-1 1R Italy W 1-0 QF Portugal L 3-5 2010 1R Brazil L 1-2 1R Portugal L 0-7 1R Côte d'Ivoire L 0-3



 

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