TOKYO, Dec. 16, 2017 (AMP) — Japan 2017 : China tied 1-1 with North Korea (halftime: 1-0), in a East Asian Cup final round game (Final Tournament) on Saturday afternoon at the Ajinomoto Stadium in Tokyo.
The Chineses started off well by taking the lead thanks to Wei Shihao in the 28th minute. However, even though they were leading 1-0 at half time, they could not prevent a comeback by North Korea with a saving goal from Jong Il-gwan in the 81st minute.China finished third in the 2017 EAFF East Asian Cup, while North Korea took the fourth place.
Fixtures and Results : Final Tournament
China at the East Asian Cup
- 2 titles (2005, 2010)
- 7 appearances (first in 2003)
- 7 participations in the qualifications (first in 2003)
- Statistics: Champions (2005, 2010) Runners-up (2013, 2015) Third Place (2003, 2008)
North Korea at the East Asian Cup
- 4 appearances (first in 2005)
- 6 participations in the qualifications (first in 2005)
- Statistics: Third Place (2005, 2015) Fourth Place (2008)
- 16 December 2017
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