The Best In The Women’s Football – Korea DRP
Previous FIFA Women’s World Cup appearances: 1999, 2003
All-time best: 1999 and 2003 FIFA Women’s World Cup group stages
Coach: Kim Kwang-min has rebuilt the national team over the past three years and brought through several young players. Kim is a shrewd tactician who believes in discipline and attractive football.
Star player: Ho Sun-hui is the linchpin of the side. The 27-year-old midfielder is a wonderful passer with many a trick up net sleeve and a good eye for goal. She is currently one of the best footballers in the women’s game.
The team: The North Koreans are quick, agile, full of stamina and ambition and their newly rebuilt team could turn out to be dark horses in China. Women’s football in Korea DPR is on the up, as shown by their triumph in the 2006 FIFA Women’s U-20 World Championship.