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Live football unlikely for North Korea

It's almost impossible for most North Koreans to follow their team's progress in the World Cup because the media is very tightly controlled there. Live match coverage is unlikely during the tournament.

Reporter: John Sudworth

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North Korea, of course, hasn't sent any fans to South Africa. Such are the restrictions it places on freedom of movement that there is no such thing as a North Korean tourist. And the single, government-run, TV channel rarely broadcasts live international games, perhaps because it risks allowing pictures of people protesting against the country's human rights record onto the airwaves. But citizens who do have access to a TV set - ownership is patchy outside the capital Pyongyang - probably will get to see the games, albeit in recorded form.

The North Korean leader is also, it seems, taking an interest in the progress of the team. According to officials from the North Korean Football Association, Kim Jong-il has given them in-depth guidance and proposed "tactics most relevant for the characteristics of Korean players."

If they do receive a humiliating drubbing it might just mean that the TV schedulers suddenly can't find room for the games after all.

John Sudworth, BBC News, Seoul

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the restrictions it places on freedom of movement las restricciones que impone sobre la libertad de movimiento

there is no such thing as a North Korean tourist no existe tal cosa como un turista norcoreano

live en directo

onto the airwaves en las ondas, en este sentido: informaciones que se transmiten al aire

ownership is patchy son pocas las personas que son propietarias de un televisor / patchy = fragmentado, desparejado

albeit in recorded form aunque sea de forma grabada (en vez de en directo)

in-depth guidance orientación profunda

tactics tácticas

a humiliating drubbing una derrota severa y humillante

can't find room for no encuentra lugar o espacio para (poner los partidos al aire)