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Pak Nam Chol, DPRK Soccer Star
Pyongyang, April 5 (KCNA) -- The DPRK won the 2012 AFC Challenger Cup, qualifying for the 2015 Asian Cup.

In the tournament, Pak Nam Chol (26), who is active at the April 25 Sports Team, was named best player.

Very fast in running, swift in movement and quick in judgment, he scored three of the DPRK's 12 goals in the tournament.

He had opened the first goal in the match with the United Arab Emirates in the Asian regional final preliminaries for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

He also scored two goals in last year's Asian regional third-stage preliminaries for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, each in matches with Tajikistan and Japan.

Pak was listed as one of the ten best athletes in the DPRK in the year Juche 100 (2011).

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