Fifa has said it has no information from the North Korean management regarding rumours that four players have defected. The team sheet for North Korea's match on Tuesday recorded Kim Myong-Won, An Chol-Hyok, Kim Kyong-Il and Pak Sung-Hyok as "absent". The North Korean team is reportedly holding a press conference at 3pm today, so more information may come to light. However, this is a North Korean press conference, so perhaps we'll be as much in the dark as ever by the end of it.
"The soul is known by its acts" ~ Thomas Aquinas