World Cup Football Boots: Ivory Coast
Fifa Ranking: 105
Path Ahead of the World Cup
Korea DPR qualified through a tricky Asia B qualifying group on goal difference. Their finishing place was not decided until the day of the last fixture of the group, in which they needed not only to avoid defeat in a match against Saudi Arabia, but also rely on Iran not winning in a match against South Korea. In the end, after possessing the same amount of points as Saudi Arabia, Korea DPR qualified through goal difference.
Captain Hong Yong-Jo brings a valuable wealth of club level experience to a dangerously isolated Korea DPR squad. Leading from the front, Yong-Jo plays his club football at FC Rostov in Russia, has 22 goals in 67 appearances.
Prediction: Group Stages