It was a battle for the top spot in women's soccer in East Asia. Needing a victory to win the championship, Japan focused their passing through SAKAGUCHI Mizuho in the middle of the pitch, working to create scoring opportunities for IWABUCHI Mana and TANAKA Mina. However, due to the DPR Korea’s (DPRK) relentless pressing, Japan was unable to generate chances, save for those coming from long shots and set pieces.
Meanwhile, the DPRK tried to break the deadlock with a series of long passes aimed at their big striker, KIM Yun Mi, but Japan's SAMESHIMA Aya and MIYAKE Shiori were tenacious in beating back these attempts, leaving the DPRK unable to find that decisive shot. However, in the 65th minute, a powerful left-footed shot from KIM Yun Mi found its way inside the right post. Then, in the 82nd minute, a counterattack led to a cross from KIM Phyong Hwa, finished off by RI Hyang Sim, giving the DPRK a two-goal lead. Even with the aerial prowess of SUGASAWA Yuika added to their forward line, Japan failed to break down the DPRK's strong defense. With this, the DPRK has now won an impressive three consecutive titles.