West Ham United’s Adriana Leon and Cho So-hyun are set for international duty as Canada and South Korea look to reach the 2020 Summer Olympics.
Leon will link up with her Canadian teammates this week for the CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship, from which two of the eight participating teams will reach the Olympics in Japan, starting in July.
Cho will join up with her South Korea international colleagues at the beginning of next week, with her side looking to become one of two sides to join Japan from the Asian Football Confederation in the Finals.
For midfielder Cho, there are two matches scheduled over a six-day period in Group A of the third round of qualifiers. The experienced playmaker will lead her side against Myanmar on 3 February before playing host to Vietnam on 9 February.
Finishing in the top two of Group A will put South Korea into the play-off round in March, from which two of the four participating teams will go through to the Olympic Finals.
Forward Leon and Canada will play in Group B of the CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship, with three games across a week.
Canada will host Saint Kitts and Nevis on 29 January as well as Mexico on 4 February, with an away match against Jamaica sandwiched between on 1 February.
Finishing in the top two of Group B will put Leon and Canada into the last four, a straight knock-out competition which will be played in mid-February. The two finalists will then reach the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.