On Saturday 9 November, the U-19 Japan Women's National Team faced the U-19 DPR Korea Women's National Team at the AFC U-19 Women's Championship Thailand 2019 Final. This marked the third consecutive time these two teams have faced each other at the AFC U-19 Women's Championship final.
At this final, where their third consecutive title was at stake, coach IKEDA Futoshi started the same line-up from their semi-final match played three days ago, as TANAKA Momoko started in goal with the defence line of FUNAKI Nodoka, GOTO Wakaba, TAKAHASHI Hana, and MATSUDA Shino. While NAKAO Momo and KANNO Oto were named as the defensive midfielders, MORITA Misaki and ITO Sara were positioned in the flanks. YAMAMOTO Yuzuki and OSAWA Haruka were the two forwards named upfront.
After defeating Korea Republic at the semi-finals, DPR Korea carried great momentum into the final, as they showcased great intensity to charge the Japanese goal. However, Japan displayed great ball movements to keep their opponent from possessing the ball......
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