FIFA.com looks at the progress of Korea DPR, who won the recent AFC Challenge Cup to leap 25 places to 86th on the latest edition of the global ladder.
Want to know who made more passes, embarked on more solo runs and had more shots on goal than anyone else during the group stage? For all this and more, read our statistical review.
Midfielder An Yong-Hak believes Korea DPR are mentally tougher than Brazil and hopes it is a factor which could prove decisive when the two sides meet on Tuesday.
Midfielder An Yong-Hak believes Korea DPR may be capable of a surprise or two at the FIFA World Cup despite being drawn in the 'Group of Death.'
Korea DPR will journey to South Africa as arguably the most mysterious of the 32 qualifiers. FIFA.com delivers ten facts about Kim Jong-Hun's outsiders.
FIFA.com reflects on the latest action outside Europe, where the contenders in Brazil, Mexico, the USA and Korea Republic battled for positions.