Kuala Lumpur: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) notes the inability of the DPR Korea Football Association (DPRK FA)’s national age-group teams to compete in the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup India 2022 and FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Costa Rica 2022 respectively.
The AFC Women’s Football Committee at its third meeting held on October 14, 2021, had decided that in the unfortunate event of possible withdrawals from the respective FIFA competitions, the next highest ranked team from the respective qualification competitions would represent Asia accordingly.
Consequently, Australia, who finished fourth in the AFC U-19 Women’s Championship Thailand 2019, will replace DPR Korea and join Japan and Korea Republic as Asia’s three representatives at the upcoming FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Costa Rica 2022, which will be held from August 10 to 28. .....
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