북한이 2008년 베이징 올림픽 남자축구 본선 진출에 실패했습니다.
북한은 21일 평양 김일성 경기장에서 열린 베이징 올림픽 아시아 지역 최종예선 A조 6차전 마지막 경기에서 호주와 1-1로 비겼습니다.
북한은 전반 10분 박철민의 선제골로 기선을 제압했지만, 후반 25분에 호주의 마크 밀리건에게 동점골을 허용했습니다.
이로써 북한은 1승2무3패 승점 5점으로 최종 예선을 마감했습니다.
한편, 한국은 21일 안산에서 열린 베이징 올림픽 아시아지역 최종예선 B조 최종예선 6차전에서 바레인과 0-0으로 비겼지만 총 전적 3승3무 승점 12점으로 올림픽 본선 진출권을 따냈습니다.
Australia's football team has scored a controversial goal to salvage a 1-1 draw against North Korea in Pyongyang and seal its berth at next year's Olympic Games in Beijing.
Pak Chol-min gave the host-North Koreans the lead in the 10th minute Wednesday. But Aussie skipper Mark Milligan was credited with a questionable goal to tie the match in the 70th minute.
On television replays, Milligan's header appeared to have been helped into the net by teammate Adrian Leijer's arm. North Korea's players protested the goal to the referee, but were unsuccessful.
Australia now tops Group-A of the Asian qualifiers with 12 points and advances as the group winner. Even if Iraq wins its match against Lebanon later Wednesday, it will not have enough points to surpass Australia.
The winners of Groups B and C will also be decided later Wednesday.
South Korea hosts Bahrain in Group-B and needs just a draw to qualify, but a win by Bahrain would send it to the Olympics. In Group-C, Japan hosts Saudi Arabia and can advance with a draw. But a win by the Saudis would sent the visitors to the Games.