First Preliminary Round (Jun/Jul 2016) Guam, Macau, North Mariana Islands Second Preliminary Round (Nov 2016) Korea Republic, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, Guam Final Competition (games at 4 and 7pm in Tokyo) 8th Dec China - Korea DPR Japan - Korea Republic 11th Dec Korea DPR - Korea Republic Japan - China 15th Dec Korea Republic - China Japan - Korea DPR Tournament site (VR experience is a nice touch) No FIFA official dates this month so international clubs are under no obligation to relese players. Korea Republic roster without Ji So-yun and Park Eun-sun but Jang Selgi and Cho So-hyun are there. Still South Korea without Ji is like Brazil without Marta - something amiss... China back with Tang Jiali, Ma Jun and Xu Yanlu on the roster. Wang Shuang, Yang Li and Wang Shan Shan also there. New coach with huge task (WWC qual) and only four months to achieve it (AFC Cup 2018). North Korea roster it's a mix of some experienced defenders and holding mids with rising stars from youth teams. In place of Ho Un-byol and Ra Un-sim there are now Ri Hae Yon and Sung Hyang-sim. Nadeshiko Japan roster without Saki Kumagai and Kumi Yokoyama although Rumi Utsugi is there. One and a half year ago Asako Takakura started on the job after setback for Japan which was loosing ticket for Rio and in tourney played in Japan none the less. After more than a year of tinkering with the new team the time has come for her and her players to finally deliver.