PARIS (AFP) - North Koreans risk being sent to the coal mines while Nigeria get slapped with a two-year ban from international football.
England's World Cup flops should count themselves lucky that their most pressing concern is trial by tabloid.
On their arrival home the North Korean squad was described as 'stony-faced', which could be a bad sign given what former national coach Moon Ki-Nam told reporters after the 7-0 group stage humiliation by Portugal.
What made it worse was that it was beamed live into the reclusive Communist state after they had performed respectably in a 2-1 defeat by five-time champions Brazil in their opening match.
"The players and coach are rewarded with huge houses when they win," said Moon, who fled the country in 2004.