Korea DPR to play Japan in Thailand
Following the incidents that occurred during the last two games of the 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany preliminary competition hosted by the Korea DPR Football Association (v Bahrain on March 26 and v Iran on March 30), the FIFA Disciplinary Committee decided on April 29, 2005 that Korea DPR's next 'home' preliminary competition match (v Japan on 8 June 2005) would be played behind closed doors at a neutral venue.
As no appeal was submitted by the Korea DPR Football Association within the time allotted by the FIFA Disciplinary Code, the Disciplinary Committee's decision is now final.
In application of this decision, the Organising Committee for the FIFA World Cup (Sub-Committee for Urgent Matters) has today announced that the Korea DPRJapan preliminary competition match will be played on 8 June at a neutral venue in Bangkok, Thailand.
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