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LOOK | Handful of OFWs go up against thousands of North Korean fans

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.

InterAksyon.com/Karl Decena

InterAksyon.com/Karl Decena

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.

InterAksyon.com/Karl Decena

InterAksyon.com/Karl Decena

InterAksyon.com/Karl Decena

InterAksyon.com/Karl Decena

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