After their World Cup performance left them without a win -- although WITH a surprisingly good performance against Brazil -- the North Korean squad on their return home has been subject to a series of public humiliations.
First when they arrived home they were subjected to commentator Ri Dong-Kyu and 400 students in the People's Palace of Culture reprimanding them for 6 HOURS! Then coach Kim Jong-Hun was expelled from the Worker's Party of Korea and was sent to go work construction on a building site. According to one of Great Leader Kim Jong-Il's sons the coach "betray[ed] the trust" of his nation despite the country starting in the most difficult qualifying group.
After deciding to hold their first ever live sports broadcast the North Koreans were subsequently demolished 7-0 by Portugal, much to the dismay of the Most Supreme Incredible Great Leader. The government was less than pleased.
Presumably, at least so far, the soccer team has gotten off relatively easy, in the past if North Korean athletes or coaches performed badly they were regularly sent to prison camps. That hasn't happened this time. Yet.