November 29, 2023

North Korea state TV airs South Korea’s lopsided World Cup loss to Brazil

Decision to air Red Devils’ elimination from premier soccer tournament reflects Pyongyang’s ‘pettiness,’ expert says

North Korean state media broadcast a South Korean game from the Qatar World Cup for the first time on Wednesday, allowing domestic audiences to see Brazil rock the ROK national team 4-1 in what one expert called a show of “pettiness” toward Seoul.

Korean Central Television (KCTV) has broadcast most games in this tournament after a delay of a day or two, including those featuring the U.S. and Japan, but the South Korean soccer team’s absence until now was quite conspicuous.