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OK, there’s just something about the World Cup that keeps me coming back, even though I’m not a fan.  Check out this teaser story about (alleged!) North Korean soccer fans.

Have they been specially recruited?  Is North Korea orchestrating a Potemkin village of soccerdom?  Or is this a case of an English newspaper conjuring crazy stories to feed its readers’ frenzy for the singular topic that pre-occupies the mind of pretty much the entire world outside the U.S.—the World Cup?

As I said, there’s something about the World Cup.  The world is never so endearingly mad as during this quadrennial epic of international sport.

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