Papua New Guinea's Under 20 women's football team is prepared to face its biggest challenge yet at the World Cup tournament in Port Moresby on Sunday.
The team has conceded 15 goals and scored none in two games against Brazil and Sweden.
Its final game of the tournament is against an impressive North Korean side.
Coach Lisa Cole said PNG would have to approach the game differently than their first two games.
"It will be a different type of game for us to match up against them, so for us, it would be going out and getting the experience which is all about showing up, competing and being better at the end of the game than we were at the start of the game."
She said the team was under no illusions of how tough it would be.
"There's talk here that North Koreans are the best team in our group, obviously having already beaten Sweden and Brazil, so if they are going to be a different time of challenge, more similar to Japan and the fact that they can keep the ball and do a lot of quick short passes and have some pattern play," she said.
"They are still able to knock a long ball but not quite as much as Sweden."