East Asian Cup 2017 Qualifiers : North Korea beats Taiwan 2-0

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EAFF East Asian Cup 2017
EAFF East Asian Cup 2017

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

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Overview

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)
North Korea
2:0
Taiwan
2:0 (1:0)
  • 6 November 2016
  • 15:00
  • Kowloon

Second Round

TeamPts
North Korea3
Guam0
Hong Kong0
Taiwan0

Matches

East Asian Cup History

EAFF East Asian Cup History

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