South Korea qualifies for 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France

South Korea qualifies for 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France
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The South Korean women’s national football
team will be heading to the World Cup in France next year, after qualifying for the global
tournament by finishing fifth in the AFC Asian Cup. Won Jung-hwan reports. The South Korean women’s national football
team has qualified for the 2019 FIFA World Cup after beating the Philippines 5-0 on Monday
in the 5th place match at the AFC Women’s Asian Cup in Jordan. It is the third time the women’s team, currently
ranked 16th in the world, has reached the World Cup, after competing in the 2003 tournament,
and in the 2015 in Canada where they reached the round of 16. Australia, China, Japan, and Thailand also
qualified for the World Cup through the Asian Cup tournament. They will be among the twenty-four nations
competing in next year’s tournament,… which will be hosted by France. The FIFA Women’s World Cup tournaments have
only been won by four different national teams so far,… and the current defending champion,
the United States, has won three out of the seven competitions. Meanwhile, the South Korean men’s national
football team is making its final preparations for the upcoming World Cup in Russia. The men’s team lost its two friendly matches
in Europe last month against Poland and Northern Ireland,… which showed head coach Shin Tae-yong
where the team needs to improve for the upcoming tournament. South Korea, which is the second-lowest ranked
participant in the Russian World Cup after Saudi Arabia,… is in Group F with Germany,
Sweden and Mexico. Won Jung-hwan, Arirang News.

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