Nadeshiko Japan coach Futoshi Ikeda targeted Olympic gold after his team qualified for the Paris Games with a hard-fought 2-1 win over North Korea in the second leg of their Asian qualifying tie on Wednesday.

The two sides drew 0-0 in the first leg on neutral ground in Saudi Arabia on Saturday, setting up a winner-take-all showdown for one of the two Asian berths at the Games.

Hana Takahashi put 2012 London Olympic silver medalist Japan in front midway through the first half at Tokyo's National Stadium, before Aoba Fujino doubled the lead in the second half.