Ulaanbaatar: A first half goal ensured DPR Korea an opening day 1-0 win over Mongolia, while Hong Kong and Singapore played to a 1-1 draw on Matchday One of the AFC U-23 Championship Thailand 2020 Qualifiers at the MFF Stadium on Friday.
DPR KOREA 1-0 MONGOLIA
The all-East Asian affair began on a high note as both sides pulled out all the stops for an early advantage.
The match saw end to end action with both teams coming close with DPR Korea's Kim Kum-chol shooting wide in the 14th minute, before Batbayar Khash-Erdene narrowly missed seconds later.
DPR Korea began to found their footing and slowly gained control of the match, and were rewarded for their persistence in the 37th minute when Jong Kum-song rose highest to head home Ri Chung-gyu's corner to break the deadlock......
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