Korea DPR defeated Japan in a penalty-kick shootout on Friday to win the U-17 Women’s World Cup for the second time. The North Koreans prevailed, 5-4 in the shootout after a scoreless 90 minutes.
The U-17 World Cup now functions like other FIFA youth World Cups and goes straight to penalty kicks if tied after 90 minutes. Friday’s match was scoreless after 90 minutes. Kim Pom Ui converted the winning penalty kick for for Korea DPR.
Japan was the defending champion in the event.
Korea DPR won the inaugural U-17 Women’s World Cup in 2008, defeating the U.S. in the final that year. Korea DPR also finished second in 2012.
Spain took third place after defeating Venezuela, 4-0 in Friday’s third-place match.
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