November 17, 2008

North Korean Women Soccer Team Wins World Cup

South Korean men's national soccer team has been making headlines in international soccer scene, but on women's competitions, it is North Korean team that has been a dominant player. North Korean women's team won the 2008 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup, played in New Zealand on Nov. 16, defeating the favored U.S. team.

North Korean women's team also won the 2006 FIFA U-20 World Cup, as well as finishing as a quarter-finalist in the 2007 Women's World Cup in China. North Korean and U.S. women's soccer teams probably had the most interaction between the two countries in international sporting events.

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