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Korea DPR

Korea DPR team photo
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FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup record
Holders Korea DPR have made it to every FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup since its inauguration in 2008, with Uruguay 2018 marking their sixth global appearance. They are arguably the most successful team at this age level, having reached the final on three occasions and lifted the trophy in 2008 and 2016.

The road to Uruguay
Korea DPR will head to Uruguay 2018 as Asian champions. Looking to defend their title, they opened brightly by routing Bangladesh 9-0 and Australia 7-0, results which secured their place in the last four despite a subsequent narrow defeat against Japan in the closing group match. They then edged China PR by a solitary goal to seal their place in the final as well as passage to Uruguay 2018, before dispatching peninsula neighbours Korea Republic 2-0 to claim a third continental title.

The coach
Song Sung Gwon is the man responsible for taking Korea DPR to Uruguay 2018. An experienced women’s football coach, Song stated confidence in his team throughout the qualifying campaign despite their group-stage defeat against Japan. He attributed the championship success to the country's football education system and believes that his team will continue to achieve great results at Uruguay 2018.

The stat
*20 - *The number of goals Korea DPR scored in five matches during Asian qualifying, which saw them become the tournament's best goalscorers at an impressive average of four per match.