KOWLOON, Nov. 6, 2016 (AMP) — Japan 2017 (Qualifiers) : North Korea defeated Taiwan by a score of 2-0 (halftime: 1-0), in a qualifying game for the 2017 EAFF East Asian Cup (Second Round) on Sunday afternoon at the Mong Kok Stadium in Kowloon.
North Korea dominated the first half thanks to a goal scored by Jong Il-gwan in the 16th minute. Leading 1-0 at the break, the Koreans further widened their lead in the second period with a goal by Sim Hyon-jin with just 3 minutes remaining in regulation time.
The result put the Koreans top of the group with 3 points. In their next game, North Korea will meet Guam at the Mong Kok Stadium on November 9, while Taiwan will face Hong Kong.
Fixtures and Results : Second Round
North Korea at the East Asian Cup
- 3 appearances (first in 2005)
- 6 participations in the qualifications (first in 2005)
- Statistics: Third Place (2005, 2015) Fourth Place (2008)
Taiwan at the East Asian Cup
- 1 appearances (2005)
- 7 participations in the qualifications (first in 2003)
- 6 November 2016
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