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.
Korea DPR have lifted the AFC Challenge Cup and assured themselves a place at the 2015 AFC Asian Cup after winning the final 2-1 against Turkmenistan, who missed a late penalty before conceding the winner.
Before the Preliminary Draw for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, FIFA.com remembers some of the best qualifying matches from the last edition, featuring a thumping for Argentina and an African classic.
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.
David meets Goliath when the little-known Korea DPR side mark their return to the world stage with an opening Group G contest against the mighty Brazil.
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.