No stoppingsupercharged Sung

Sung Hyang-Sim has been keeping herself busy in
recent weeks. At the end of October, the Korea
DPR international helped her side take the honours
at the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Jordan
2016, a competition in which she collected the
adidas Silver Ball and was voted the Live Your
Goals Player of the Match in three of their six
games.
Within ten days of returning to her home town of
Pyongyang, Sung was packing her bags again for
another world finals adventure. Her destination this
time was the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup
Papua New Guinea 2016, where things have been
going according to plan for a Korea DPR side with
designs on lifting another trophy. After winning all
their group matches – one of only two sides to do
so, along with Germany – the North Koreans look
well equipped to go all the way again.
Sung featured in two of Korea DPR’s group games
in Papua New Guinea, scoring one of the goals in
their 7-1 defeat of the tournament hosts. “I always
want to score,” she told FIFA.com . “When I’m out
on the pitch I give my all for the team and I always
expect to get a goal or to set one up.”
Though only 16, she poses plenty of problems to
opposing defences with her pace. That said, and in
spite of being very pleased with her performances
at Jordan 2016, Sung is determined to become an
even better player. “This is the U-20 World Cup
and I need to keep improving,” she explained. “I
hope I get the chance to do that.” That opportunity
could well come in Thursday’s quarter-final
against Spain, a team the striker describes as “one
of the best in the world”.​

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