April 24, 2024

FIFA fines North Korea $11K for scrapping World Cup qualifier against Japan

Pyongyang unlikely to pay fine and will see minimum penalty as ‘reward’ for last-minute cancellation, expert says

Soccer’s world governing body has fined North Korea around $11,000 over its last-minute cancellation of a men’s World Cup qualifier against Japan last month.

The FIFA Disciplinary Committee announced the fine of 10,000 Swiss francs on the DPR Korea Football Association in a press release on Tuesday and confirmed it penalized North Korea with an automatic 3-0 loss for forfeiting the game.

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