DPRK training session for Asian Cup held at Rashid Stadium
Updated 16:33, 09-Jan-2019
Wen Shunshun
The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) will kick off their Asian Cup against Saudi Arabia at the Rashid Stadium on Tuesday. The DPRK made it past the group stage of the competition way back in 1980, and are hoping to find similar success at this tournament by flying under the radar.  
General view of the Rashid stadium /VCG Photo

General view of the Rashid stadium /VCG Photo

The DPRK are in Group E along with Qatar, Lebanon, and Saudi Arabia. The team has been training at the Rashid Stadium recently, where they are seemingly trying to maintain a low profile by choosing a small field with a piece of canvas surrounding it, and have arranged for dozens of security personnel. 
The DPRK qualified for the tournament under coach Jorn Andersen, who was later replaced by Kim Yong Jun. 16 out of the 23 players on the squad will be making their Asian Cup debuts, and the team's hopes mainly rest on the shoulders of Han Kwang Song, who currently plays at Italian Serie B side Perugia.