KOWLOON, Nov. 12, 2016 (AMP) — Japan 2017 (Qualifiers) : North Korea defeated Hong Kong by a score of 1-0 (halftime: 1-0), in a East Asian Cup qualifying game (Second Round) on Saturday night at the Mong Kok Stadium in Kowloon.
All the action happened in the first half, with Jong Il-gwan goal in the 22nd minute.North Korea secured their ticket to the East Asian Cup finals. Hong Kong is eliminated.
Fixtures and Results : Second Round
Hong Kong at the East Asian Cup
- 3 appearances (first in 2003)
- 7 participations in the qualifications (first in 2003)
- Statistics: Fourth Place (2003, 2010)
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)
- 12 November 2016
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