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Women Footballers of DPRK Feted

Pyongyang, December 7 (KCNA) — The State Physical Culture and Sports Guidance Commission gave a reception at the Okryu Restaurant Wednesday in honor of the DPRK women footballers who won in the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.

Present there were officials concerned, the girls and coaches and their family members.
Ri Il Hwan, department director of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea, who is vice-chairman of the Commission, said in his congratulatory address that the proud victories won by the women footballers at the Women’s World Cup twice this year are a great encouragement to the army and people of the country in the all-out advance to brilliantly conclude the 200-day campaign of loyalty in the same spirit as was displayed in performing the miracle of turning adversity into favorable situation.
He called upon the girls and coaches to bag more gold medals in every international game.
Chief coach Hwang Yong Bong and footballer Choe Sol Gyong, in their replies recalled that they were warmly welcomed by the whole country thanks to the loving care of the Party. And they expressed their gratitude to supreme leader Kim Jong Un for having shown deep care for the women footballers.
They also expressed the will to work more miracles in the future international games and continuously gain world supremacy in the field of sports.

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