This is too funny not to share. A fellow MGoBlogger previously posted the excuse that the North Koreans didn't advance because several players were struck by lightning, but now that FIVE of the North Korean women have tested positive for steriods at the World Cup, we have a pure gold excuse...
FIFA has already met with a North Korean delegation and heard arguments that the steroids were accidentally taken with traditional Chinese medicines based on musk deer glands to treat players who had been struck by lightning on June 8 during a training camp in North Korea.
The gland in question comes from musk deer living in a large swathe of Asia from Siberia to North Korea. The hairy 4-centimeter gland is usually cut open to extract a liquid that is used for medical purposes.
Even if that is sort of true, I find it hilarious.
Anyway, I'm excited for tomorrow. GO GO USA!