PYONGYANG – As expected, a mammoth-sized North Korea crowd came up in the home side’s match against the Philippine national men’s football team in the FIFA World Cup qualifiers Thursday at Kim Il-Sung Stadium here.
The locals, mostly students, were very organized. They filled half of the stadium, wearing blue, red and white shirts as they formed a human North Korean flag.
They also made synchronized movements and sang nationalist songs such as the Worker’s Party of Korea anthem and “We Will Defend The General Kim Jong-Il,” among others.
Amidst the astonishing feat the North Korean crowd made, there were a handful of Filipinos based here who were present in the venue to cheer for the Azkals. There are a total of seven Overseas Filipino Workers in North Korea, most of them working in international organizations based here.