Both North Korea and South Korea have qualified from the Asian groupings to play in the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. It will be the first time both nations are participating in the tournament phase.
North Korea will be making only their second appearance; their first was a fairy tale in 1966 when they defeated European giant Italy en route to the quarter finals, a result that stunned the world.
South Korea however is the most successful Asian team in World Cup history and will be making their eighth appearance in 2010. Their best result was fourth place in 2002 when they were joint host (with Japan) for the event.
The Koreans met in the qualifying stage in which the southern counterpart has the upper hand with a win and a draw. The northern boys are unlikely to get their revenge in 2010 though, as chances are pretty slim for them to meet each other.