28 October 2013

Indonesia NT playing friendlies in North Korea

Indonesia is scheduled to play  two friendlies against a North Korean selection XI on Nov 8 and Nov 11 in Pyongyang. Indonesia is preparing for AFC Asian Cup qualifier in China on November 15.

Indonesia will arrive North Korea on Nov 6 and depart on Nov 11


10 October 2013

AFC U19 : North Korea 4-0 Singapore

AFC U19 today : North Korea 4-0 Singapore

North Korea crush Brunei U-19 squad

Wednesday, October 9, 2013
THE national Under-19 football team faced a 6-0 beating at the hands of North Korea in their Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Under-19 Championship qualifier opener yesterday.

Brunei managed to keep the game goalless before giving a penalty away in the 21st minute, which saw North Korea's Ro Myong Song put his team in front 1-0 at the Thai Japanese Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand.

Three more goals were then added in the first half by So Jong Hyok (23rd minute), Kim Chol Min (31st) and Choe Song Il (39th) who was awarded the match's most valuable player.

North Korea's second half goals came from Pak Chol Song (64th) and Kim Kuk Chol three minutes into injury time (90th).

Brunei will take on Thailand in their second Group H match tomorrow at the same venue before closing out their campaign at the Thai capital against Singapore on Saturday.

Thailand defeated Singapore 3-0 in yesterday's other game.

North Korea top the group by a three goal difference over Thailand, with both of them holding one win a piece.

Singapore are sitting third whilst Brunei are at the bottom of the four-team table.

Today's first game will be between table toppers North Korea and Singapore.

Vietnam are the only team that have confirmed their spot after winning all their Group F matches against Australia (5-1), Hong Kong (5-1) and Chines Taipei (6-1).

Forty teams separated into nine groups are aiming to top their groups and earn their ticket to the October 2014 finals in Myanmar.

Six of the best second placed sides and hosts Myanmar will also make it through.

The tournament also serve as the qualifiers for the FIFA U-20 World Cup, with the top-four sides in the 2014 edition booking a place in tournament proper to be held in New Zealand in 2015.

The Brunei Times

07 October 2013

East Asian Games : North Korea 1-0 China

East Asian Games result women  today :

North Korea 1-0 China

Japan defend U-16 championship title

Nanjing: Defender Kim Jong-sim missed from the spot as Japan successfully defended their title by beating DPR Korea 6-5 in the final of the AFC Women’s U-16 Championship which was decided by the penalty shootout.
Earlier the match was locked at 1-1 during the regulation time and was subsequently decided by the penalty shootout in which the clinical Japanese converted all of their kicks. 
Minami Moeka, Ichise Nana, Rikako Kobayashi, Sugita Hina, Wakaho Kanda and Shiho Matsubara converted their penalty kicks while Mun Kyong Yong, Ri Ji Hyang, Sun Hyang Sim, Pak Song Jong and Ri Un Jong were successful to convert their chances for DPR Korea. 
Earlier, Miura Narumi put the Japanese in front in the 63rd minute but the lead lasted only for eight minutes as second-half substitute Sun Hyang Sim equalised to make it 1-1 which remained the same in the regulations time. 
In the previous edition of the competition, both the sides had finished at the identical positions like this year with Japan beating DPR Korea 1-0 in 2011 when the competition was played under round-robin league format. 
“It was really difficult match against the Koreans but our players showed their spirit and did not give up until the end,” Japanese coach Asako Takakura said after the match. 
“As we are playing in the World Cup next year, we have to improve a lot and today’s match was an opportunity for my team to get much needed experience against a strong opponent. 
“It’s a time to start focusing on the World Cup and I am sure we will do our best to get good results in the World Cup,” she added. 
DPR Korea coach Ri Song-ho did not hide his frustration of bowing out in the penalty shootouts. 
“It is very disappointing to lose the final in which you dominate but let the opponent bite you on crucial moment,” Ri said. 
“We were very good from the beginning but made mistake and had to pay for it by conceding that unexpected goal. 
“We did have more chances to kill off the match after we scored an equaliser in the 71st minute but again we failed to take those. 
“Our preparation for the next year’s World Cup begins from tomorrow and we will work to ensure that we will not be making the same mistakes like today in Costa Rica next year,” he said. 


06 October 2013

AFC Women's U16 : China 1-3 DPR Korea

Nanjing: Ri Hae-yon scored a double as DPR Korea advanced to the final of the AFC U-16 Women’s Championship 2013 in their 3-1 win over hosts China at the Jiangning Sports Centre on Thursday.
Midfielder Ju Hyo-sim opened the scoring on 35 minutes to give the Koreans the lead and just as the hosts were looking hard for a chance to equalise, Ri-Song-ho’s side scored again through Ri Hae-yon four minutes before the break.
China's Qin Manman then took it one down as she bulged the Koreans' net 11 minutes after the interval.
Ri Hae-yon, who had scored three goals against Jordan and one in their 10-0 routing of Chinese Taipei in the group stages, scored again against Gao Hong’s side seven minutes before the final whistle to compete her double in the game.

“We were very tensed and over excited in the beginning but after the first goal, we could play as I expected,” said Ri-Song-ho. “But in the second half, China managed to score one goal from our mistake and the match went to a very difficult way again.

“But our players never gave up and could score the one more goal to secure the win. I am so happy to win today and there’s one more match to win in this tournament. I want to concentrate on recovering first and will do our best to become a champion.”

“DPR Korea is a very indomitable team,” said China’s coach Gao. “They gave us a lot of pressure since the beginning of the game. They limited our organising in the midfield and possession of the ball. We were facing a very difficult situation in the first half.

“There was a free kick which caused a goal against us which was accidental. Our plan was to make DPR Korea fatigued through possessing the ball. If we could keep 0-0 in the first half it would’ve been better for us.

“We lost two in the first half so we changed our tactic in the second half. We tried to push more into their goal area and it turned out effective. We required a high-quality free kick which meant to kick it quick and short, especially around the goal area. We implemented well and scored.

“We will play with Thailand or Japan in the 3rd/4th place match. We have to win to qualify for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2014. I trust our players and I believe we have the ability to win the ticket of the World Cup.”