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Iran And North Korea Avert World Cup War

IRAN 0 – North Korea 0. The FT:

He’ll shoot, he’ll score
He’ll eat your labrador
Kim Jonh Il

Football fans the world over love to tell anyone who will listen that their sport is “not just a game” – it means so much more than that.

You dirty northern bastards…

But the clash between North Korea and Iran in Pyongyang on Saturday could be one of those occasions when the cliché actually proves true. A World Cup qualifier between the two remaining members of George W. Bush’s infamous axis of evil – one fresh from a nuclear test, the other accused by some of wanting to conduct its own – sparks all sorts of international intrigue.

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Posted: 6th, June 2009 | In: Sports | Comment