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Seoul: Korea Republic captain Cho So-hyun has revealed that qualifying for next year’s AFC Women’s Asian Cup is a feat she is immensely proud of.

With the 28-year-old midfielder excelling throughout, head coach Yoon Deok-yeo’s charges topped Group B of the qualifiers on goal difference from northern neighbours DPR Korea after a hard-fought campaign that saw them win three and draw one of their four games in Pyongyang.

They will now join host nation Jordan, Japan, Australia, China, Thailand, Vietnam and Philippines at the continental gathering in Amman.

"We had a long trip, but we are all happy that we earned a good result," Cho, who scored three times during the qualifiers, told reporters.

"We overcame the pressure of playing in front of a huge crowd and I am proud that we won the ticket to the [AFC Women’s] Asian Cup.

"The players were determined to qualify for the tournament, but it is true that we had a little bit of concern.

“In the end though, we returned home with the ticket and we are happy with that."

Photo: DPR Korea Football Association

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