The North Korean team lines up before its match against Italy at Ayresome Park, Middlesbrough, during the 1966 World Cup. Popperfoto/Getty Images

North Korea's Unbelievable Triumph and Tragedy at the 1966 World Cup

What happened to the North Korean soccer team that scored one of the biggest upsets in World Cup history? The mysterious, off-the-wall country has buried this secret, too

Sixteen teams took part in the eighth World Cup soccer tournament, in 1966. The soccer associations of Africa, Asia and Oceania were allotted just one slot between them. At the demand of the African...

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