North Korea is in the news for disagreeable reasons, mostly to do with realpolitik and nuclear ambitions, a perennial thorn to the USA. It's dictator Kim Jong-il was the subject of Team America: World Police, an over the top movie on international terrorists and Hollywood limousine liberals.
When it comes to football, DPR Korea does quite well however, and its youth football team beat Japan, 5-3 on penalties in the U-20 Asian Championship. Not only that, they also won the fair play trophy.
There must be celebrations going on right now in Pyongyang with the Koreans having won against the Japanese. In the world of realpolitik, the Japanese are allied with the USA against DPR Korea, and very little love is lost between both sides.