TOKYO: The DPR Korean women's team have pulled out of next month's East Asian football championships in Tokyo.
DPR Korea withdrew "because of a visa problem" and will be replaced by Chinese Taipei, who finished second in the qualifying round, East Asian Football Federation President Junji Ogura told reporters Tuesday.
Chinese Taipei will join China, Korea Republic and Japan in the February 6-14 tournament. DPR Korea finished runners-up to Japan in the 2008 championship.
Source : The-afc.com