N. Korean women’s soccer team to skip qualifying tournament for 2020 Tokyo Olympics
Updated: 2019-12-26 13:32:30 KST
The North Korean women's soccer team will not compete in an upcoming Olympic qualifying tournament in South Korea.
According to Yonhap News Agency, North Korea notified the Asian Football Confederation that the squad will not compete in the third round of Asian qualifying for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
It did not explain why.
The competition will take place on Jeju Island from February 3rd to the 9th.
South and North Korea were to face off against each other in Group A along with Vietnam and Myanmar.
The top two teams from each group advance to the final playoff round.