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Four 'missing' N Korean players turn up

19/06/2010 05:13:06 AM Comments (0)

The four North Korean football players reported as "missing" have turned up for World Cup practice.

The four players missed North Korea's match Tuesday against Brazil. FIFA denied the players were ever missing and said they were left out of Tuesday's lineup because of a technical error.

The players - Pak Sung Hyok, An Chol Hyok, Kim Kyong Il and Kim Myong Won - were on the field for training as usual Friday.

Video shot by broadcaster APTN Thursday night showed three of four North Korean players reported to have gone missing in South Africa sitting on the team bus. The Associated Press saw the fourth "missing" player was working out at a Pretoria gym that evening.

All four turned up to training Friday at Makhulong Stadium, and were seen stretching, jogging and kicking soccer balls before a crowd of hundreds of journalists.

North Korea's next match is against Portugal on Monday in Cape Town.

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