The North Korean national team came to the 2010 FIFA World Cup with much hype from its own country but very few expectations from soccer pundits around the world.
The team has not qualified for a World Cup for 44 years. Their made the quarterfinals in 1966, when a 1-0 win against Italy shocked the world and propelled the country to the quarterfinals.
The North Koreans were trying to pull off the same level of upset Tuesday against Brazil and put up a valiant effort in a 2-1 loss.
It's a match the citizens of North Korea may never get to see.
There are numerous rumors about what the communist government is letting their citizens watch and how much their dictator is trying to influence the team's play.
Let's delve into some of the controversy.