North Korea made it to the final! Huh!?

North Korea supreme leader Kim Jong-un, man of the people. (YouTube)

North Korea supreme leader Kim Jong-un, man of the people. (YouTube)

KURTIS LARSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 4:22 PM ET

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- Despite not making the 2014 FIFA World Cup, North Korea has reached the final, according to state media.

While a newscast posted to YouTube cannot be verified, this latest accusation isn't dissimilar to what North Korean media produced four years ago in South Africa.

As the rest of the world sits tight in anticipation of Sunday's Germany-Argentina tilt here in Rio, North Koreans have reportedly been told their country's soccer team has been dominant at this summer's event.


An unverified video posted to YouTube channel Korea News Backup, which features reports from North Korea's state-run media, appears to show a newscaster reporting on North Korea's fictitious success at the World Cup.

As Yahoo points out, there's a few reasons to believe the video is most likely a spoof.

The sequence shows "highlights" of North Korea's 7-0 win over Japan, 4-0 win over the United States and 2-0 win over China -- all of which didn't take place, of course.


North Korea last competed at a World Cup in 2010, losing all three games to Brazil, Ivory Coast and Portugal.


During that tournament, North Korean media reported their country's national team defeated Brazil 1-0 even though Brazil won the match 2-1.


There are only a few holes in North Korean media's attempt to falsify results, the main one being the fact Asian teams can't play each other in the group stage.


In retrospect, North Korea failed to make it to the final round of Asian qualifying ahead of this summer's World Cup, losing twice to Uzbekistan and drawing lowly Tajikistan.


North Korea is currently ranked 146th in the world, 36 spots behind Canada.


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