North Korea women's national football team

The North Korea women's national football team 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.

Korea DPR
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Eastern Azaleas
AssociationDPR Korea Football Association
ConfederationAFC (Asia)
Sub-confederationEAFF (East Asia)
Head coachJo Song-ok[1]
Home stadiumRungnado Stadium
Kim Il-Sung Stadium
Yanggakdo Stadium
FIFA codePRK
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 10 Increase 1 (27 March 2020)[2]
Highest5 (December 1999)
Lowest12 (July 2011)
First international
 China PR 4–1 North Korea 
(Hong Kong; 21 December 1989)
Biggest win
 North Korea 24–0 Singapore 
(Hong Kong; 21 June 2001)
Biggest defeat
 France 5–0 North Korea 
(Glasgow, Scotland; 28 July 2012)
World Cup
Appearances4 (first in 1999)
Best resultQuarter-finals; 2007
Women's Asian Cup
Appearances9 (first in 1989)
Best resultWinners, 2001, 2003, 2008

HistoryEdit

Disqualification for 2015 FIFA Women's World CupEdit

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.[5] On 16 July, FIFA announced that three additional players from North Korea tested positive following target testing of the whole team.[6] 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.[7]

Coaching staffEdit

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

The following players were named to the squad for the 2018 Asian Games.[8]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Choe Kyong-im (1993-07-15)15 July 1993 (aged 25)
1GK Kim Myong-sun (1997-03-06)6 March 1997 (aged 21)
1GK Paek Yong-hui (1990-04-16)16 April 1990 (aged 28)
2DF Pak Hye-gyong (2001-11-07)7 November 2001 (aged 16)
2DF Son Ok-ju (2000-03-07)7 March 2000 (aged 18)
2DF Kim Nam-hui (1994-03-04)4 March 1994 (aged 24)
2DF Kim Un-ha (1993-03-23)23 March 1993 (aged 25)
3MF Ju Hyo-sim (1998-06-21)21 June 1998 (aged 20)
3MF Ri Hyang-sim (1996-03-23)23 March 1996 (aged 22)
3MF Rim Se-ok (1994-01-13)13 January 1994 (aged 24)
3MF Yu Jong-im (1993-12-06)6 December 1993 (aged 24)
3MF Ri Un-yong (1996-09-01)1 September 1996 (aged 21)
3MF Kim Yun-mi (1993-07-01)1 July 1993 (aged 25)
3MF Kim Phyong-hwa (1996-11-28)28 November 1996 (aged 21)
4FW Sung Hyang-sim (1999-12-02)2 December 1999 (aged 18)
4FW Jang Hyon-sun (1991-07-01)1 July 1991 (aged 27)
4FW Kim Un-hwa (1992-09-30)30 September 1992 (aged 25)
4FW Ri Hae-yon (1999-01-10)10 January 1999 (aged 19)
4FW Ri Kyong-hyang (1996-06-10)10 June 1996 (aged 22)
4FW Wi Jong-sim (1997-10-13)13 October 1997 (aged 20)

Recent call-upsEdit

The following players have been called up to the North Korea squad in the past 12 months.


Schedule and resultsEdit

  Win   Draw   Lose

2019Edit

27 February 2019 2019 Cyprus Women's CupNorth Korea  4–2  Czech RepublicPyla, Cyprus
14:30
  • Ju   14'
  • Kim   18'90+4'
  • Ri   83'
Report
Stadium: Pyla Stadium
6 March 2019 2019 Cyprus Women's CupNorth Korea  3–3  ItalyCyprus
18:00 Report

2020Edit

2020 North Korea  v

HonoursEdit

ContinentalEdit

  Champions: 2001, 2003, 2008
  Runners-up: 1993, 1997, 2010
  Champions: 2002, 2006, 2014
  Runners-up: 1998, 2010

RegionalEdit

  Champions: 2013, 2015, 2017
  Runners-up: 2005, 2008

Competitive recordEdit

FIFA Women's World CupEdit

FIFA Women's World Cup record
Year Result GP W D* L GF GA GD
  1991 Did not qualify
  1995 Did not enter
  1999 Group Stage 3 1 0 2 4 6 −2
  2003 3 1 0 2 3 4 −1
  2007 Quarter-finals 4 1 1 2 5 7 −2
  2011 Group Stage 3 0 1 2 0 3 −3
  2015 Banned
  2019 Did not qualify
  2023 To be determined
Total 4/8 13 3 2 8 12 20 −8
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.
FIFA Women's World Cup history
Year Round Date Opponent Result Stadium
  1999 Group stage 20 June   Nigeria L 1–2 Rose Bowl, Pasadena
24 June   Denmark W 3–1 Civic Stadium, Portland
27 June   United States L 0–3 Foxboro Stadium, Foxborough
  2003 Group stage 20 September   Nigeria W 3–0 Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia
25 September   Sweden L 0–1
28 September   United States L 0–3 Columbus Crew Stadium, Columbus
  2007 Group stage 11 September   United States D 2–2 Chengdu Sports Center, Chengdu
14 September   Nigeria W 2–0
18 September   Sweden L 1–2 Tianjin Olympic Centre Stadium, Tianjin
Quarter-finals 22 September   Germany L 0–3 Wuhan Stadium, Wuhan
  2011 Group stage 28 June   United States L 0–2 Rudolf-Harbig-Stadion, Dresden
2 July   Sweden L 0–1 Impuls Arena, Augsburg
6 July   Colombia D 0–0 Ruhrstadion, Bochum

Olympic GamesEdit

Olympic Games record
Hosts / Year Result GP W D L GS GA GD
  1996 Did not qualify
  2000
  2004
  2008 Group stage 3 1 0 2 2 3 -1
  2012 3 1 0 2 2 6 -4
  2016 Did not qualify
  2020 Withdrew
Total 2/7 6 2 0 4 4 9 -5

AFC Women's Asian CupEdit

AFC Women's Asian Cup record
Hosts / Year Result GP W D* L GS GA GD
  1975 Did not participate
  1977
  1979
  1981
  1983
  1986
  1989 Group stage 3 1 0 2 6 7 −1
  1991 Fourth place 6 3 1 2 25 2 +23
  1993 Runner-up 5 3 1 1 18 4 +14
  1995 Did not participate
  1997 Runner-up 5 3 0 2 24 6 +18
  1999 Third place 6 4 1 1 28 8 +20
  2001 Winners 6 6 0 0 53 1 +52
  2003 6 5 1 0 50 3 +47
  2006 Third place 6 4 1 1 16 3 +13
  2008 Winners 5 5 0 0 14 1 +13
  2010 Runner-up 5 3 1 1 7 2 +5
  2014 Banned (see above)
  2018 Did not qualify
  2022 TBD - - - - - - -
Total 10/19 53 37 6 10 241 37 +204
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Copa América FemeninaEdit

Asian GamesEdit

Asian Games record
Hosts / Year Result GP W D L GS GA GD
  1990 Third place 5 2 2 1 19 3 +16
  1994 Did not enter
  1998 Runners-up 5 3 1 1 26 4 +22
  2002 Winners 5 4 1 0 8 0 +8
  2006 5 4 1 0 16 2 +14
  2010 Runners-up 4 2 1 1 5 2 +3
  2014 Winners 5 5 0 0 16 2 +14
  2018 6th Place 4 2 0 2 25 4 +21
  2022 TBD - - - - - - -
  2026 TBD - - - - - - -
Total 7/8 31 22 6 5 115 17 +98

EAFF E-1 Football ChampionshipEdit

EAFF E-1 Football Championship record
Hosts / Year Result Pld W D* L GF GA GD
  2005 Runners-up 3 2 0 1 2 1 +1
  2008 3 1 1 1 6 3 +3
  2010 Withdrew
  2013 Winners 3 2 1 0 3 1 +2
  2015 3 3 0 0 9 4 +5
  2017 3 3 0 0 5 0 +5
  2019 Withdrew
  2021 TBD - - - - - - -
Total 5/7 15 11 2 2 25 9 +16
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Algarve CupEdit

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".[9]

  Algarve Cup record
Year Result Matches Wins Draws Losses GF GA GD
2014 8th place 4 3 0 1 6 4 +2
Total 1/27 4 3 0 1 6 4 +2

Cyprus Women's CupEdit

  Cyprus Women's Cup record
Year Result GP W D L GF GA GD
2017 3rd place
2018 3rd place
2019 Champions
Total 3/13 12

Four Nations TournamentEdit

  Four Nations Tournament record
Year Result GP W D L GF GA GD
2012 Champions
2014 Runners-up
Total 2/18

Other invitational tournamentsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ FIFA.com. "Member Association - Korea DPR - FIFA.com". www.fifa.com. Retrieved 2019-08-27.
  2. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking". FIFA. 27 March 2020. Retrieved 27 March 2020.
  3. ^ "Kim Jong-il: The Success Behind DPR Ladies Football?". Goal.com. 2009-01-06. Retrieved 2012-11-01.
  4. ^ "Red devils vs. 'axis of evil'-INSIDE Korea JoongAng Daily". Koreajoongangdaily.joinsmsn.com. 2002-09-05. Retrieved 2012-10-31.
  5. ^ "Two players from Korea DPR provisionally suspended following anti-doping tests". FIFA. 2011-07-07. Retrieved 2011-07-07.
  6. ^ "Adverse analytical findings recorded for three additional players from Korea DPR". FIFA. 2011-07-16. Retrieved 2011-07-16.
  7. ^ "FIFA Disciplinary Committee decisions for Germany 2011". FIFA.com. 2011-08-25. Retrieved 2011-10-21.
  8. ^ "Athletes DPR Korea Football". Asian Games 2018. Retrieved 13 August 2018.[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ "Women's game thriving in the Algarve". FIFA. 9 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2014.
  10. ^ Australia Cup

External linksEdit

Sporting positions
Preceded by
1999 China PR  
AFC Women's Champions
2001 (First title)
2003 (Second title)
Succeeded by
2006 China PR  
Preceded by
2006 China PR  
AFC Women's Champions
2008 (Third title)
Succeeded by
2010 Australia