North Korea
North Korea


120,538 km


24.9 million

North Korea (also known as Korea DPR or Democratic People's Republic of Korea) is a country in eastern Asia. It borders China PR and Korea Republic.


North Korea's most popular sport is football. The North Korea national football team qualified for the 1966 and 2010 FIFA World Cups. Their best moment came in 1966, when they upset Italy 1-0. A 7-0 loss to Portugal in the 2010 FIFA World Cup was North Korea's heaviest defeat.

The North Korea women's national football team qualified for four consecutive from 1999 to 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup. A doping ban caused North Korea to be banned from the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. North Korea will enter qualifying for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup after missing 2015.