Qingdao: China PR emerged as champions of the inaugural EAFF U15 Men’s Championship 2023 after edging Japan on penalties in the final on Friday.
The closely fought encounter saw both teams battling to a 0-0 draw over 90 minutes before China PR won the shootout 4-2.
China PR had topped Group A with 10 points, having beaten Macau 13-0, Mongolia 6-0 and Northern Mariana Islands 23-0 with the 1-1 draw against Korea Republic ensuring they finished top on goal difference.
Japan won all three of their Group B matches, winning 26-0 against Guam, 2-0 against Chinese Taipei and finishing the group with a 10-3 success against Hong Kong, China with Chinese Taipei finishing second. .....
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