The 2010 FIFA World Cup™ preliminary competition match between DPR Korea and Korea Republic will be played in Shanghai, China on the scheduled date of Wednesday 26 March 2008.

This decision was taken by FIFA today after the associations of both DPR Korea and Korea Republic, in the best interests of football, agreed to the newly designated venue with the DPR Korea serving as the host association.

This decision guarantees that the Regulations of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa are met accordingly, and particularly article 22, which states that the FIFA flag, the FIFA Fair Play flag, the confederation's flag and the national flags of both participating member associations shall be flown inside the stadium at every match during the preliminary competition. In addition, the FIFA anthem shall be played when the teams enter the field and the national anthems of the two participating member associations shall be played after the teams have lined up.

For more information on the regulations, please see: http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/organisation/documents/index.html