North Korea’s hopes hit by coach ban

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SYDNEY: North Korea’s latest flirtation with the Asian Cup threatens to be a brief and potentially tempestuous one with their coach banned over a fist-shaking rant against officials. The North’s footballers famously became media darlings by stunning Italy 1-0 to reach the World Cup quarterfinals in 1966, returning to Pyongyang as national heroes. But they could struggle in Australia after Yun Jong-Su was suspended for one year by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) for venting his spleen after losing to hosts South Korea in the final of the Asian Games last October.

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