North Korea women's national football team

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Korea DPR
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Nickname(s) Eastern Azaleas
Association DPR Korea Football Association
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Sub-confederation EAFF (East Asia)
Head coach Jo Song-ok [1]
Most caps Ri Kum-Suk (123)
Top scorer Ri Kum-Suk (40)
Home stadium Rungnado Stadium
Kim Il-Sung Stadium
Yanggakdo Stadium
FIFA code PRK
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First colours
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FIFA ranking
Current 11 Decrease2.svg 1 (25 June 2021) [2]
Highest5 (December 1999)
Lowest12 (July 2011)
First international
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR 4–1 North Korea  Flag of North Korea (1948-1992).svg
(Hong Kong; 21 December 1989)
Biggest win
Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea 24–0 Singapore  Flag of Singapore.svg
(Hong Kong; 21 June 2001)
World Cup
Appearances4 (first in 1999 )
Best resultQuarter-finals; 2007
Olympic Games
Appearances1 (first in 2008)
Best resultGroup stage
Women's Asian Cup
Appearances9 (first in 1989 )
Best resultWinners, 2001, 2003, 2008

The North Korea women's national football team (Munhwaŏ Korean: 조선민주주의인민공화국 녀자 국가종합팀, recognized as Korea DPR by FIFA) represents North Korea in international women's football. [3] [4] North Korea won the AFC Women's Asian Cup in 2001 (scoring 51 goals in 6 matches, a standing record), 2003, and 2008.

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Until December, 2020, North Korea was ranked in the top ten teams worldwide in the FIFA World Rankings, but it was then dropped due to inactivity, having not played since March, 2019. [5]

History

Disqualification for 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup

During the team's participation at the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup, on 7 July 2011, FIFA announced that two of its players, Song Jong-Sun and Jong Pok-Sim, failing doping tests during the tournament and were provisionally suspended prior to their team's match against Colombia. [6] On 16 July, FIFA announced that three additional players from North Korea tested positive following target testing of the whole team. [7] On 25 August 2011, the North Korean team was fined US$ 400,000 which is equal to the prize it received by finishing 13th in the 2011 tournament, and was excluded from participation at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, including its qualification round. [8]

Results and fixtures

The following is a list of match results in the last 12 months, as well as any future matches that have been scheduled.
Legend

  Win  Draw  Lose  Fixture

2021

September 2021 (2021-09) 2022 AFC Women's Asian Cup qualification Group C North Korea  Flag of North Korea.svgCancelledFlag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia Jakarta, Indonesia
--:--  UTC+9 Cancellation
Note: North Korea withdrew on 29 July from the competition due to fears of the COVID-19 pandemic. [9]
September 2021 (2021-09) 2022 AFC Women's Asian Cup qualification Group C Iraq  Flag of Iraq.svgCancelledFlag of North Korea.svg  North Korea Jakarta, Indonesia
--:--  UTC+9 Cancellation
Note: North Korea withdrew on 29 July from the competition due to fears of the COVID-19 pandemic. [10]
September 2021 (2021-09) 2022 AFC Women's Asian Cup qualification Group C North Korea  Flag of North Korea.svgCancelledFlag of Singapore.svg  Singapore Jakarta, Indonesia
--:--  UTC+9 Cancellation
Note: North Korea withdrew on 29 July from the competition due to fears of the COVID-19 pandemic. [11]
Note
North Korea withdrew on 29 July from the competition due to fears of the COVID-19 pandemic. [12]

Coaching staff

Current coaching staff

PositionNameRef.
Head coach Flag of North Korea.svg Jo Song-ok [13]

Manager history

Players

Current squad

No.Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClub
1 GK Choe Kyong-im (1993-07-15)15 July 1993 (aged 28)
1 GK Kim Myong-sun (1997-03-06)6 March 1997 (aged 24)
1 GK Paek Yong-hui (1990-04-16)16 April 1990 (aged 31)
2 DF Pak Hye-gyong (2001-11-07)7 November 2001 (aged 19)
2 DF Son Ok-ju (2000-03-07)7 March 2000 (aged 21)
2 DF Kim Nam-hui (1994-03-04)4 March 1994 (aged 27)
2 DF Kim Un-ha (1993-03-23)23 March 1993 (aged 28)
3 MF Ju Hyo-sim (1998-06-21)21 June 1998 (aged 23)
3 MF Ri Hyang-sim (1996-03-23)23 March 1996 (aged 25)
3 MF Rim Se-ok (1994-01-13)13 January 1994 (aged 27)
3 MF Yu Jong-im (1993-12-06)6 December 1993 (aged 27)
3 MF Ri Un-yong (1996-09-01)1 September 1996 (aged 25)
3 MF Kim Yun-mi (1993-07-01)1 July 1993 (aged 28)
3 MF Kim Phyong-hwa (1996-11-28)28 November 1996 (aged 24)
4 FW Sung Hyang-sim (1999-12-02)2 December 1999 (aged 21)
4 FW Jang Hyon-sun (1991-07-01)1 July 1991 (aged 30)
4 FW Kim Un-hwa (1992-09-30)30 September 1992 (aged 28)
4 FW Ri Hae-yon (1999-01-10)10 January 1999 (aged 22)
4 FW Ri Kyong-hyang (1996-06-10)10 June 1996 (aged 25)
4 FW Wi Jong-sim (1997-10-13)13 October 1997 (aged 23)

Recent call ups

Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClubLatest call-up



Honours

Continental

Med 1.png Champions: 2001, 2003, 2008
Med 2.png Runners-up: 1993, 1997, 2010
Med 1.png Champions: 2002, 2006, 2014
Med 2.png Runners-up: 1998, 2010

Regional

Med 1.png Champions: 2013, 2015, 2017
Med 2.png Runners-up: 2005, 2008

Other invitational tournaments

Med 1.png Champions: 2002
Med 1.png Champions: 2004 [16]
Med 1.png Champions: 2019
Med 1.png Champions: 2012

Competitive record

FIFA Women's World Cup

The team at the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup Women's world cup 2011 North Korea - Colombia.jpg
The team at the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup
FIFA Women's World Cup record
YearResultGPWD*LGFGAGD
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 1991 Did not qualify
Flag of Sweden.svg 1995 Did not enter
Flag of the United States.svg 1999 Group Stage310246−2
Flag of the United States.svg 2003 310234−1
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 2007 Quarter-finals411257−2
Flag of Germany.svg 2011 Group Stage301203−3
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg 2015 Banned
Flag of France.svg 2019 Did not qualify
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Flag of New Zealand.svg 2023 Withdrew
Total4/9133281220−8
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.
FIFA Women's World Cup history
YearRoundDateOpponentResultStadium
Flag of the United States.svg 1999 Group stage20 JuneFlag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria L 1–2 Rose Bowl, Pasadena
24 JuneFlag of Denmark.svg  Denmark W 3–1 Civic Stadium, Portland
27 JuneFlag of the United States.svg  United States L 0–3 Foxboro Stadium, Foxborough
Flag of the United States.svg 2003 Group stage20 SeptemberFlag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria W 3–0 Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia
25 SeptemberFlag of Sweden.svg  Sweden L 0–1
28 SeptemberFlag of the United States.svg  United States L 0–3 Columbus Crew Stadium, Columbus
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 2007 Group stage11 SeptemberFlag of the United States.svg  United States D 2–2 Chengdu Sports Center, Chengdu
14 SeptemberFlag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria W 2–0
18 SeptemberFlag of Sweden.svg  Sweden L 1–2 Tianjin Olympic Centre Stadium, Tianjin
Quarter-finals22 SeptemberFlag of Germany.svg  Germany L 0–3 Wuhan Stadium, Wuhan
Flag of Germany.svg 2011 Group stage28 JuneFlag of the United States.svg  United States L 0–2 Rudolf-Harbig-Stadion, Dresden
2 JulyFlag of Sweden.svg  Sweden L 0–1 Impuls Arena, Augsburg
6 JulyFlag of Colombia.svg  Colombia D 0–0 Ruhrstadion, Bochum

Olympic Games

Summer Olympics record
Hosts / YearResultGPWDLGSGAGD
Flag of the United States.svg 1996 Did not qualify
Flag of Australia (converted).svg 2000
Flag of Greece.svg 2004
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 2008 Group stage310223–1
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg 2012 310226–4
Flag of Brazil.svg 2016 Did not qualify
Flag of Japan.svg 2020 Withdrew
Total2/7620449-5

AFC Women's Asian Cup

AFC Women's Asian Cup record
Hosts / YearResultGPWD*LGSGAGD
Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg 1975 Did not participate
Flag of the Republic of China.svg 1977
Flag of India.svg 1979
Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg 1981
Flag of Thailand (TIS 982 draft standard).svg 1983
Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg 1986
Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg 1989 Group stage310267−1
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg 1991 Fourth place6312252+23
Flag of Malaysia.svg 1993 Runner-up5311184+14
Flag of Malaysia.svg 1995 Did not participate
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 1997 Runner-up5302246+18
Flag of the Philippines.svg 1999 Third place6411288+20
Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg 2001 Winners6600531+52
Flag of Thailand (TIS 982 draft standard).svg 2003 6510503+47
Flag of Australia (converted).svg 2006 Third place6411163+13
Flag of Vietnam.svg 2008 Winners5500141+13
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 2010 Runner-up531172+5
Flag of Vietnam.svg 2014 Banned (see above)
Flag of Jordan.svg 2018 Did not qualify
Flag of India.svg 2022 Withdrew
Total10/19533761024137+204
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Asian Games

Asian Games record
Hosts / YearResultGPWDLGSGAGD
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 1990 Third place5221193+16
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg 1994 Did not enter
Flag of Thailand (TIS 982 draft standard).svg 1998 Runners-up5311264+22
Flag of South Korea (1997-2011).svg 2002 Winners541080+8
Flag of Qatar.svg 2006 5410162+14
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 2010 Runners-up421152+3
Flag of South Korea.svg 2014 Winners5500162+14
Flag of Indonesia.svg 2018 6th Place4202254+21
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 2022 TBD-------
Flag of Japan.svg 2026 TBD-------
Total7/831226511517+98

EAFF E-1 Football Championship

EAFF E-1 Football Championship record
Hosts / YearResultPldWD*LGFGAGD
Flag of South Korea (1997-2011).svg 2005 Runners-up320121+1
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 2008 311163+3
Flag of Japan.svg 2010 Withdrew
Flag of South Korea.svg 2013 Winners321031+2
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 2015 330094+5
Flag of Japan.svg 2017 330050+5
Flag of South Korea.svg 2019 Withdrew
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 2021 TBD-------
Total5/7151122259+16
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Algarve Cup

The Algarve Cup is an invitational tournament for national teams in women's association football hosted by the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF). Held annually in the Algarve region of Portugal since 1994, it is one of the most prestigious and longest-running women's international football events and has been nicknamed the "Mini FIFA Women's World Cup". [17]

Flag of Portugal.svg Algarve Cup record
YearResultMatchesWinsDrawsLossesGFGAGD
2014 8th place430164+2
Total 1/27430164+2

Cyprus Women's Cup

Flag of Cyprus.svg Cyprus Women's Cup record
YearResultGPWDLGFGAGD
2017 Third place430192+7
2018 Third place431051+4
2019 Champions4310126+6
Total3/1312921269+17

Four Nations Tournament

Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Four Nations Tournament record
YearResultGPWDLGFGAGD
2012 Champions321020+2
2014 Runners-up320131+2
Total2/18641151+4

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
1999 China PR  Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
AFC Women's Champions
2001 (First title)
2003 (Second title)
Succeeded by
2006 China PR  Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
Preceded by
2006 China PR  Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
AFC Women's Champions
2008 (Third title)
Succeeded by
2010 Australia  Flag of Australia (converted).svg