A news report says four North Korean players did not show up for their team's opening 2-1 loss to Brazil at the World Cup.
South Korea's Ilgan Sports newspaper reported on its website on Friday that North Korea originally submitted the names of 23 players to world football's governing body FIFA for the Brazil match, but on game day Tuesday, it submitted a different team list with only 19 names.
The newspaper identified the four missing players as An Chol Hyok, Kim Myong Won, Kim Kyong Il and Pak Sung Hyok. It said they are not among North Korea's key players.
The newspaper did not cite any sources for the report.