A meeting took place at the Central Youth Hall Thursday to congratulate the girl footballers who won the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.

Present at the meeting were Ri Il Hwan, department directoKorea, who doubles as vice-chairman of the National Sports Guidance Committee, officials concerned and those in the field of sports, players, coaches and others.

Jon Yong Nam, first secretary of the Central Committee of the youth league, made a congratulatory speech. He said the girl footballers’ winning of the world cup was another great victory that demonstrated the development and prospect of the DPRK women’s football and the spirit of the great Paektusan nation rapidly advancing toward the world. He called for catching more gold medals in international games and continuously creating legendary stories of heroic Korea.

Chief coach Hwang Yong Bong and player Choe Sol Gyong renewed their pledges. A congratulatory performance was given by the art squad of the Central Committee of the youth league.

Provided by: KCNA