Port of Spain: DPR Korea will kick off their FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup title defence against Nigeria here in capital of Trinidad and Tobago on Sunday.
The East Asians won the inaugural championship two years back by defeating USA in the final.
Also representing Asia are Korea Republic, who are the current continental champions, and Japan.
For DPR Korea to emulate their success of the previous championship, determination holds the key.
Sin Ui-Gun, the coach of DPR Korea, said: "The one thought our players have is to win matches to send a report of victory to our country."
Sin will be banking on key players Kim Kum-Jong to deliver Pong Son-Hwa in a tough group comprising Nigeria, Chile and hosts Trinidad and Tobago.