Chonburi: DPR Korea remain the women’s youth football rulers of Asia, beating Korea Republic 2-0 to retain the AFC U-16 Women’s Championship title they won two years ago, in addition to last year’s FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup.
Song Sung-gwon’s side outran, outmuscled and outplayed their neighbours in a showing worthy of the best team in Asia, with goals to Ri Su-jong and Kim Kyong-yong giving them the result their play warranted..
Korea Republic were gallant, defending and working diligently from start to finish, but ultimately unable to keep pace with DPR Korea, who are now level with Japan as the most successful nation in the tournament's history, having lifted the trophy three times..
The reigning champions had expected to win the final, and it showed in their early play, as they pinned their opponents back and looked to create goal scoring opportunities from the opening minutes.......
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