Hanoi: Group hosts Vietnam were held to a 1-1 draw by Islamic Republic of Iran, while Korea Republic put nine goals past Lebanon on the opening day of Group B action in Round 2 of the AFC U-19 Women's Championship Thailand 2019 Qualifiers.
KOREA REPUBLIC 9-0 LEBANON
Korea Republic made a striking early statement in their bid to return to the AFC U-19 Women's Championship, beating Lebanon 9-0 in their opening fixture.
Striker Kang Ji-woo helped herself to a personal haul of four goals, while five other players also found the back of the net as the Koreans put themselves in a strong position to take one of the two qualifying spots on offer in Group B.
Lebanon had reached this stage after impressing on home soil in the first round of qualifying last October, but they found Hur Jung-jae's well-drilled side too much to handle, as Kang opened the scoring on 10 minutes, before Choo Hyo-joo doubled the lead four minutes later......
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