South and North Korea women’s national teams will face each other in the second round of the Olympics football qualifiers. Both teams are in Group B together with Thailand and China. In addition, there are twelve teams divided into groups.
According to sports betting reports, Australia will host Group A. Teams are the Philippines, Chinese Taipei, and Iran. Also, China is the host of Group B. Lastly, Uzbekistan is the host of Group C, which includes Vietnam, India, and Japan.
The second round of the qualifiers will be from October 23 to November 1. Also, only four teams will qualify for the next round: they are the top teams of each group and the top-ranked second placer.
South and North Korea in Olympics Women’s Football Qualifiers
National Football Team betting fans are happy that South Korea, North Korea, Australia, China, and Japan earned automatic slots in the second round because of their high FIFA rankings. On the other hand, the other seven teams advanced via a first round of qualifiers.
According to sports directory sources, North Korea is the highest Asian team as of December 2022. It is No. 10 in the FIFA rankings. On the other hand, Japan is No. 11, Australia is No. 12, China is No. 14, and South Korea is No. 15.
North Korea has gone off the standings after failing to play enough matches in the past 48 months. Therefore, the ranking suddenly looks drastically different. Australia is the competition’s top-ranked team, at No. 10, Japan at No. 11, China at No. 13, and South Korea at No. 17. Vietnam rounds out the top five at No. 33.
All those countries will receive plenty of practice time before the October qualifiers, with the Australia-New Zealand Women’s World Cup beginning on July 20, 2023.
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