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Atletico Sorocaba in North Korea

Postby Holyjoe » Tue Oct 25, 2011 9:08 pm

This Brazilian team have been back and forward to North Korea in the past few years playing friendlies against club teams and the national side, the latter in preparation for the 2010 World Cup and 2011 Asian Cup.

They're back in Pyeongyang again playing matches against club teams.

DPRK Team Wins Football Match with Brazilian Team

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Pyongyang, October 22 (KCNA) -- A men's football match was held between the Pothonggang team of the DPRK and the Atletico Sorocaba Club team of Brazil at Kim Il Sung Stadium on Saturday.

The Pothonggang team won the match 2:0, one goal in the first half and the other in the second half.

The Brazilian team had matches with DPRK teams in Pyongyang in November 2009 and October 2010.


This match on Monday would have been interesting - two foreign club sides playing each other in a North Korean stadium.

Football Match Held between Russian, Brazilian Teams

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Pyongyang, October 24 (KCNA) -- A men's football match was held between the Ska-Engery Club team of Khabarovsk, Russia and the Atletico Sorocaba Club team of Brazil at Yanggakdo Football Stadium in Pyongyang on Monday.

The Atletico Sorocaba Club team won the match 2:0.

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Re: Atletico Sorocaba in North Korea

Postby Holyjoe » Tue Oct 25, 2011 9:12 pm

Highlights of Pothonggang v Atletico Sorocaba are on Youtube - video well worth watching for the second goal, and the shot of the outside of the stadium right at the start:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... ZKOKiHhMXc

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Re: Atletico Sorocaba in North Korea

Postby sjc_three » Tue Oct 25, 2011 9:24 pm

I don't believe it, just clicked on this link for their game at home to Uzbekistan and the players come out to the same music as in the National League here! Only plays it for a second, but it's unmistakable.

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Re: Atletico Sorocaba in North Korea

Postby eujin » Tue Oct 25, 2011 9:47 pm

sjc_three wrote:I don't believe it, just clicked on this link for their game at home to Uzbekistan and the players come out to the same music as in the National League here! Only plays it for a second, but it's unmistakable.

Does it sound a bit like this?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9I7bn1b4oc

Gets a bit dark towards the end in that game doesn't it? Great stuff.

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Re: Atletico Sorocaba in North Korea

Postby Cyclops » Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:48 pm

Bloody hell, FIFA stolen it too? The National League composer must be due a few royalties!

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Re: Atletico Sorocaba in North Korea

Postby mustoe02 » Tue Oct 25, 2011 11:53 pm

Yeah, they ol' Kim Il-Sung Stadium looks nice, but it's a shame about the running track... :wink:

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Re: Atletico Sorocaba in North Korea

Postby eujin » Wed Oct 26, 2011 1:00 am

mustoe02 wrote:Yeah, they ol' Kim Il-Sung Stadium looks nice, but it's a shame about the running track... :wink:

According to the KCNA the two games Holyjoe has pictured above were played at different venues, but you wouldn't know by looking at them would you? Maybe one of them has the walls painted green. Variety is the spice of life.

The buggers even have a third, even bigger stadium in Pyongyang when they really want to show off.

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Re: Atletico Sorocaba in North Korea

Postby sjc_three » Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:13 am

eujin wrote:Does it sound a bit like this?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9I7bn1b4oc

It's the FIFA anthem. :( I could've happily lived the rest of my life without knowing that. Can't believe the N-League officials couldn't have been more imaginative than that. Actually, yes I can.

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Re: Atletico Sorocaba in North Korea

Postby mustoe02 » Wed Oct 26, 2011 1:25 pm

According to the KCNA the two games Holyjoe has pictured above were played at different venues, but you wouldn't know by looking at them would you? Maybe one of them has the walls painted green. Variety is the spice of life.

The buggers even have a third, even bigger stadium in Pyongyang when they really want to show off.


Sure thing, it's always good to have a lotus-inspired 150,000 seater nearby just in case Manchester United come calling on a preseason tour. :)

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Re: Atletico Sorocaba in North Korea

Postby Cyclops » Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:53 pm

I allegedly had the good fortune to attend the above mentioned festival at the 'lotus-inspired' venue during a rumoured but unproven trip a few years ago, although I categorically deny it. Heresay suggests the event is mindblowing. For the record I very much like living in South Korea and have no sympathy for the regime of the north.

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Re: Atletico Sorocaba in North Korea

Postby Cyclops » Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:56 pm

Off topic, but how did I get downgraded from the 'Forum Real Madrid' to 'Propping Up the K-League'? It probably suits my personality better but that's not the point!

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Re: Atletico Sorocaba in North Korea

Postby Cyclops » Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:57 pm

:smt112 And now suddenly 'K-League Also Ran', even better!

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Re: Atletico Sorocaba in North Korea

Postby eujin » Thu Oct 27, 2011 3:05 am

Cyclops wrote::smt112 And now suddenly 'K-League Also Ran', even better!

It's very blingy. Do we all have to have a gold star?

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Re: Atletico Sorocaba in North Korea

Postby eujin » Thu Oct 27, 2011 3:07 am

Cyclops wrote:I allegedly had the good fortune to attend the above mentioned festival at the 'lotus-inspired' venue during a rumoured but unproven trip a few years ago, although I categorically deny it. Heresay suggests the event is mindblowing. For the record I very much like living in South Korea and have no sympathy for the regime of the north.

In your alleged trip, was it a bit dark in there? Everytime I see the videos and photos it always looks a bit dim, a bit like One Team in Tallinn. And how often do them run them? Every other week it seems.


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