28 Jun '11, 11pm

N.Korea women's football coach says 5 players played in US loss despite being hit by lightning. Fifa officials shocked.

N.Korea women's football coach says 5 players played in US loss despite being hit by lightning. Fifa officials shocked.

(From left) North Korea's Jo Yun Mi, Jong Pok Sim, Ri Un Hyang, Kim Un Ju and Ra Un Sim leave the pitch after losing 0-2 in the group C match between the United States and North Korea at the Women?s Soccer World Cup in Dresden, Germany. -- PHOTO: AP DRESDEN - NORTH Korea's women's football coach Kim Kwang Min claimed several players had played in the opening 2-0 World Cup loss to two-time champions United States on Tuesday still suffering from the effects of being struck by lightning at a pre-tournament training camp. 'Frankly speaking, when we were having training and test matches before we left for this tournament, five of the players were hit by lightning and were in hospital,' said Kim, through an interpreter in the post-game press conference. 'We had an accident in Pyongyang before we left for this tournament. Some of the players were left behind. Some were in hospita...

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