North Korea are out of the running for the 2023 Asian Cup tournament in China after withdrawing from the Asian qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup tournament in Qatar. North Korea won’t be able to participate at the next edition of the Asian Cup in China since the World Cup qualifiers are part of the qualifying rounds for China 2023.

For the World Cup qualifiers, North Korea were drawn bye into the second round where they were drawn in Group H. The North Koreans were drawn in the same group as rivals South Korea, Lebanon, Sri Lanka and Turkmenistan in the second round of the Asian qualifiers for next year’s FIFA World Cup tournament. Continue reading “N/KOREA OUT OF ASIAN CUP RUNNING”