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S. Korean Media: North Korea Aired Unauthorized Recording of World Cup Opener

South Korean news media say North Korea Saturday aired a pirate recording of the opening World Cup match between host South Africa and Mexico.

Yonhap news agency quotes South Korean Broadcaster SBS as saying the North Korean Central Broadcasting Service showed a recording of Friday's game, despite its lack of broadcasting rights. An official is quoted as saying SBS has World Cup broadcasting rights for the whole Korean peninsula. The official said SBS will decide on measures after determining how North Korea obtained the footage.

Meanwhile, South Koreans nationwide celebrated the victory of their team in their opening World Cup game against Greece.

Despite rainy weather, fans crowded parks, squares and stadiums across the country to watch the game on giant screens and celebrate their team's (2-0) win.

Some information for this report was provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.