Monthly Archives: ottobre 2014

Amichevole: Kuwait – RPDC 1-0

Amichevola sfortunata per i coreani contro il Kuwait. Decide un gol al 19′ di Ali Maqseed.

Questa la formazione titolare:
1-RI Myong-Guk
3-JANG Song-Hyok
4-JON Kwang-Ik
6-RO Hak-Su
9-PAK Song-Chol
10-RI Jin-Hyok (83′ 14-Ri Song-Hyok)
11-JONG Il-Gwan
15-RI Yong-Chol
16-AN Il-Bom (37′ 20-Cho Won)
17-SO Hyon-Uk
21-O Hyok-Chol (31′ 7-Ri Sang-Chol)

All: Jo Tong-Sop

S. Korea set to greet N. Korea’s youth footballers

SEOUL, Oct. 31 (Yonhap) — The South Korean government on Friday approved a visit by North Korea’s teenage football players next week to join an international competition to be held in a border town in the South.

A group of 32 athletes and officials is scheduled to arrive here on Sunday via Beijing and participate in the inaugural U-15 football games in Yeoncheon, 62 kilometers north of Seoul, according to the unification ministry.

The three-day event slated to open Friday will draw five other teams from South Korea, Uzbekistan and China.

“The government’s basic position is to endorse a trip associated with non-political exchange including football and other sports,” the ministry’s deputy spokeswoman, Park Soo-jin, said at a press briefing. “The government, in cooperation with relevant authorities, plans to provide support so that the competition can be staged smoothly.”

It would mark the resumption of inter-Korean youth football exchange in the South’s territory after six years despite continued military tensions on the peninsula.

The two sides used to hold youth football matches on a regular basis from 2006 to 2008 in their capitals of Seoul and Pyongyang.

The upcoming games will be hosted by the Korean Council for Reconciliation and Cooperation under the auspices of the unification ministry, Gyeonggi Province and Yeoncheon County.

“Sports is the most effective means and peaceful tool to resolve conflicts between countries and achieve social unity,” the council said. “The importance of the youth football games has grown in that such an event can help develop South-North ties in the direction of mutual benefits.”

In particular, the North’s delegation plans to stay in the newly built Inter-Korean Youth Exchange Center in Yeoncheon.

In 2012, the South’s unification ministry began the construction of the center aimed at promoting cross-border exchange between younger generations. The formal opening ceremony is slated for Nov. 12.

The center will be used for education purposes to enhance understanding on reunification and also serve as a venue for inter-Korean contact and the reunion of separated families if needed, officials said.

Altra bufala: purgato il Prof. Chang Ung!

Soliti rumors: purgati 6 alti funzionari coreani, tra i quali Chang Ung, membro del CIO e presidente dell’ITF Taekwondo.
Accusa: vicinanza a Jang Song-Thaek e appropriazione indebita di fondi del CIO destinati a Pyongyang:

Ovviamente, Chang, da Vienna, ha subito smentito tutto:

Kim Jong Un Watches Women’s Football Match together with Pyongyangites

Pyongyang, October 29 (KCNA) — Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea, first chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK and supreme commander of the Korean People’s Army, watched a women’s football match between the national team and the Wolmido team at the remodeled May Day Stadium on Tuesday.
Kim Jong Un applauded the players of the national team whenever they scored a goal.

The national team, the strongest in Asia, trounced its rival Wolmido team 9:0.

As the match was over, he called table-tennis player Kim Jong who was not present when he was meeting the gold medalists at the 17th Asian Games and recent world championships and their coaches, and had a photo taken with her.

He expressed great satisfaction with the fact that the May Day Stadium was remodeled as an icon of the sports facilities in the country and as a stadium meeting the requirements of a highly civilized nation on the occasion of the founding anniversary of the party.

He said that the May Day Stadium is the world class stadium built according to the grandiose plan and bold decision of leader Kim Jong Il and pride and treasure of Songun Korea.

Noting that the remodeling project of the 150 000-seater stadium could be successfully completed in a brief span of time thanks to the might of the army-people great unity, he extended on behalf of the Central Committee of the WPK thanks to the service personnel, builders and helpers who performed labor feats in the project for successfully remodeling the stadium to meet the requirements of the present times when the country aims to emerge a sports powerhouse.

Saying that the Korean people are showing very keen interest in sports and the 17th Asian Games, in particular, gave rise to a hot wind of sports, he gave an instruction for turning the stadium into an important center for developing the country’s sports and making a positive contribution to promoting the people’s cultural and emotional life.

Among the spectators were Choe Ryong Hae, Hwang Pyong So, Choe Thae Bok, Hyon Yong Chol, Pak To Chun, Kang Sok Ju, Kim Yang Gon, Kim Phyong Hae, Kwak Pom Ki, O Su Yong, Ro Tu Chol, Jo Yon Jun, Kim Su Kil and other senior officials of the party, state and army and members of the State Physical Culture and Sports Guidance Commission.











Remodeling of May Day Stadium Completed

Pyongyang, October 28 (KCNA) — The May Day Stadium was splendidly remodeled to match the natural scenery of the picturesque Rungna Island.
The 150 000-seater stadium has football field, hall for preparatory exercise, bedrooms for players, room for coaches, room for referees, test and registration room and others to meet the requirements of international standard. There are also a swimming pool, table-tennis hall, mini-golf field, recovery hall and other sports and cultural and welfare facilities and service network built at the best level.
A ceremony of marking the completion of the remodeling of the stadium took place on Tuesday.
Present at the ceremony were members of the State Physical Culture and Sports Guidance Commission, officials concerned, players and coaches who proved successful at the 17th Asian Games and world championships, soldiers and builders who participated in the remodeling project, officials in the sports field, sportspersons, working people and youths and students.
Choe Ryong Hae, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau and secretary of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea who is chairman of the State Physical Culture and Sports Guidance Commission, made an address.
He said that the May Day Stadium is a great structure remodeled thanks to the energetic guidance of supreme leader Kim Jong Un and patriotic devotion of service personnel and people of the country.
He called for building more structures of lasting value for the prosperity of the country and the happiness of its people with the same spirit and mettle as were displayed in the remodeling of the stadium.
He underscored the need for all officials and working people to conduct brisk mass sporting activities to raise a hot wind of sports across the country.
He appealed to all the people to work harder full of faith in sure victory and optimism in order to bring earlier the future of a thriving country where people’s dream and ideal will become a shining reality under the leadership of Kim Jong Un.
























AFC Coaching Course in DPRK

Pyongyang, October 27 (KCNA) — The AFC (Asian Football Confederation) “A” license award coaching course (first phase) took place here on Oct. 14-26.
Attending it were 20-odd coaches of sports teams and football instructors of the Pyongyang International Football School, who were qualified for the AFC “B” license award coach.
The course, divided into theoretical and practical sections, dealt with such matters as responsibility of coach, main factors for adoption of match tactics, weekly training plan and forward and defensive ways.
It was officiated by Ardeshir Pournemat Nodehi, an AFC coach instructor.
According to an official concerned, the AFC “A” license award coaching course has been held several times in the DPRK and more than 60 coaches got the “A” license award over the past years.

Aperta la via della Corea: Ambasciatore al «Binti»

Il mondo Chievo sbarca anche in Corea del Nord. E viceversa. Domenica prossima, in occasione di Chievo-Genoa, l’ambasciatore del Paese asiatico Kim Chun Guk e il segretario di Stato Kim Chon saranno infatti ospiti d’onore al Bentegodi, ricevuti dal presidente del club di via Galvani Luca Campedelli.
Politica sportiva e buone relazioni internazionali, confronto commerciale e interessi tecnici al centro dell’incontro, cui Campedelli tiene in maniera particolare proprio per dare ulteriore respiro estero alla società, già operativa anche sul mercato calcistico americano.
In tribuna anche Marco Mattioli, già procuratore Figc, oggi collaboratore del Chievo delegato a curare i rapporti istituzionali della società – fu lui l’anno scorso a favorire l’incontro con papa Francesco in Vaticano – e Antonio Razzi, esponente di Forza Italia nonché segretario della commissione Esteri del Senato, che dal 2007 si è più volte recato a Pyongyang, la capitale del Paese asiatico, un Paese dei più misteriosi e impenetrabili al mondo, dove vige una ferrea dittatura comunista.
Il senatore Razzi ha anticipato il senso dell’iniziativa a La Zanzara, su Radio 24: «È vero, domenica porto l’ambasciatore della Corea del Nord a Verona per vedere Chievo-Genoa. E sabato siamo a Pescara per la partita di serie B col Carpi. Saremo in tribuna invitati dal presidente del Chievo, Campedelli», l’annuncio.
Quindi, più nel dettaglio: «Il Chievo è interessato ad alcuni dei quindici ragazzini coreani che arriveranno fra poco in Italia, a Corciano, vicino Perugia. Alcuni sono dei veri fenomeni», avvisa ancora Razzi.
«L’ambasciatore viene per vedere dove vanno questi ragazzi: è tutto controllato dallo Stato. È una cosa normale», minimizza ancora Razzi. «Vuole essere sicuro di dove vanno i figli, visto che la madre e il padre non possono farlo».

fonte: l’

Ambasciatore Corea Nord a Pescara-Carpi

Accompagnato da senatore Razzi (Fi) proseguirà per Verona


(ANSA) – PESCARA, 25 OTT – Questo pomeriggio allo stadio Adriatico ad assistere all’incontro di calcio del campionato di serie B Pescara-Carpi é presente l’ambasciatore in Italia della Corea del Nord, Kim Chun Guk, accompagnato dal senatore abruzzese di Forza Italia, Antonio Razzi. L’ambasciatore proseguirà poi per il Veneto, dove dovrebbe incontrare anche il presidente del Chievo Verona, Luca Campedelli, interessato ad alcuni giovani giocatori coreani.


Corea sprecona, la finale va al Qatar

Grazie ad un gol su calcio d’angolo del neoentrato (da pochi secondi) Akram Afif  il Qatar vince l’AFC U19 Championship.

Per la Corea una gara autoritaria, gestita senza particolari problemi, con la sola grande pecca di non aver finalizzato le molte occasioni create, con in particolare il palo di Jo Kwang-Myong nel primo tempo attorno al ventesimo minuto.


Super sub Akram Afif scored within seconds of coming on as Qatar claimed their maiden AFC U-19 Championship title after a 1-0 victory over DPR Korea in Thursday’s final at Thuwunna Youth Training Centre Stadium.

Yangon: Super sub Akram Afif scored within seconds of coming on as Qatar claimed their maiden AFC U-19 Championship title after a 1-0 victory over DPR Korea in Thursday’s final at Thuwunna Youth Training Centre Stadium.

Following an action-filled but goalless first half, Afif, who has started from the bench in every game he has played, was on target for the fourth time to give Qatar the lead on 50 minutes and ultimately end Korean hopes of a fourth title, despite championship glory in two of the four previous tournaments.

For the West Asians, the result caps off an undefeated campaign in Myanmar with the historic victory resulting in their first AFC championship title since they lifted the AFC U-16 Championship trophy in 1990.

Left winger Saltan Al Brake had got the action underway with the game’s first chance within the opening 10 minutes as his darting run up the flank saw his low ball across the six-yard area stabbed back towards his own goal by covering defender Min Hyo-song, who was relieved to see his goalkeeper Cha Jong-hun dive low to cut out the danger.

The Koreans were quick to respond with an opening of their own as Jin Il-sok evaded two challenges on the right to dance into the area and his low shot was almost turned in by the out-stretched leg of Jo Sol-song, but Qatar custodian Yousof Hassan pulled off an athletic stop with his feet.

Ahmed Al Sadi, the tournament’s joint-leading scorer with five goals, then had a golden chance to put his side in front on 20 minutes as Almoez Ali’s flicked header at the near post found the forward lurking by the opposite upright, his close-range shot, though, was turned behind by a sprawling Cha.

DPR Korea’s main attacking threat, Jo Kwang-myong, had an even better chance six minutes later as Hassan could only parry out a fierce header from a Kang Nam-gwon corner and Jo pounced upon the loose ball, only to see his prodded effort deflected onto the post and aside.

An Ye-gun’s red-clad charges were beginning to take control of the first period and just after the half-hour mark Ri Un-chol sent Kim Yu-song through on goal with a delicate chipped through ball that the striker adeptly controlled. Hassan, though, did just as expertly with his leaping block that turned Kim’s shot over the crossbar.

With all the goalmouth action it was with some surprise that the tie was goalless at half-time but after just five minutes of play re-starting Qatar took the lead following an inspired substitution by their coach, Felix Sanchez Bas.

After the West Asians won a corner on the 50th minute, Afif immediately took to the field and from Abdullah Al Ahrak’s resulting in-swinger the substitute rose highest to slam home a bullet header within seconds of entering the fray.

An threw on his own bench-based goal-scorer in So Jong-hyok, who had scored after coming on against Uzbekistan in the semi-final, and DPR Korea did almost find a way back into the tie on 69 minutes as a Kang free-kick whipped into the box caused consternation amongst the Arab Gulf side with the ball pinging off the head of a defender and requiring a stunning reaction save from Hassan to finger-tip the ball wide.

With just three minutes of the tie remaining, the Koreans had one final chance to save the game as they earned a free-kick on the cusp of the penalty area. But Kwang’s effort clipped the top of the wall and Qatar were able to go on the counter with Afif surging up the pitch before laying on pass for Ali whose chip over Cha beat the custodian only to bounce off the crossbar.

And shortly after, the referee called an end to proceedings sparking frenzied celebrations on the field from Sanchez Bas and his players as they revelled in their landmark achievement.


Coach An Ye-gun rued the missed chances and tiredness that according to him were to blame for DPR Korea’s 1-0 defeat to Qatar in Thursday’s AFC U-19 Championship final, as his side fell short in their quest for a fourth title at this tournament.

Yangon: Coach An Ye-gun rued the missed chances and tiredness that according to him were to blame for DPR Korea’s 1-0 defeat to Qatar in Thursday’s AFC U-19 Championship final, as his side fell short in their quest for a fourth title at this tournament.

Forwards Jo Sol-song and Jo Kwang-myong both had golden opportunities to open the scoring in the first half with the former seeing a shot blocked by Qatar goalkeeper Yousof Hassan and his strike-partner going even closer shortly after, as his close-range effort was deflected onto the upright and behind.

But in the second-half their prolificacy was punished as Qatar substitute Akram Afif nodded in a corner on the 50th minute mere seconds after coming on and although An’s side toiled in search of an equaliser, they struggled to create further meaningful openings as the West Asians claimed a maiden title.

“We had a lot of chances in the first half but we just couldn’t take them. If we could have scored just one of them it would have brought more strength to the players, but it wasn’t meant to be,” said An.

“And then Qatar scored early in the second-half which meant my players maybe felt too much pressure to quickly get an equaliser and they tried to attack too urgently and we couldn’t create our combinations.

“While I was satisfied with the players at half-time after their first half performance, in the second half they got tired and couldn’t play up to their or my expectations.”

Having qualified for the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup by virtue of finishing amongst the top four teams, An was able to reflect on a tournament which he felt would assist him and the DPR Korea side in future competitions.

“The most important thing I’ve learned from this tournament is that the players have to be physically prepared. If you are not in the right shape even if you are a good player, you will play bad,” he added.

“I also need to focus on more physicall preparations and tactical trainings before the next tournament.

“After we return to our country, we will reflect and rest, and then in March begin our preparations for the FIFA U-20 World Cup in New Zealand.

“We won the AFC U-19 Championship three times before, and I was really expecting us to get a fourth title tonight but it wasn’t to be.

“I’d like to congratulate Qatar on winning the championship and I have a feeling we will have many more chances to play against them in the future at this stage of tournaments.”

Tak Yong-Bin in Myanmar

Nel corpo tecnico della nazionale under-19 è stato inserito anche l’ex capitano della nazionale maggiore Tak Yong-Bin.

Capitano a cavallo tra gli anni 80 e 90, Tak era un centrale difensivo, ed è considerato uno dei migliori calciatori in Corea Popolare. 10641039_600592853384860_4277718315742975254_n

Nelle qualificazioni mondiali del 1986, del 1990 e del 1994 ha sempre giocato da titolare, collezionando 23 presenze ed 1 rete.  Inoltre ha collezionato 2 presenze nella Coppa d’Asia del 1988 e 5 presenze nei Giochi Asiatici del 1990.