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Jakarta Post

Asian Games: North Korea downs Tajikistan by 16 goals in women’s soccer

  • Safrin La Batu

    The Jakarta Post

Palembang, South Sumatra   /   Sat, August 18, 2018   /   01:30 am
Asian Games: North Korea downs Tajikistan by 16 goals in women’s soccer North Korea’s Kim Un Hwa (left) fights for the ball against Tajikistan’s Shukronai Jumakhon during their Group B women’s soccer match in 2018 Asian Games in Palembang, South Sumatra on Friday. North Korea won 16-0. (INASGOC/Sutanta Aditya)

North Korea’s women’s soccer team downed rival Tajikistan by 16 goals on Friday in a Group B preliminary round match at Bumi Sriwijaya Stadium in Palembang, South Sumatra.

Tajikistan never had a chance to build a solid attack throughout the match, and were forced to follow the North Koreans’ dance from the opening minute. North Korean striker Hyang Sim Sung opened the scores in the 2nd minute.  Hungry for more, the 18-year-old striker scored a second goal just four minutes later. She ended with four goals for the match, making her the top scorer. 

Another North Korean striker, Yun Mi Kim, contributed three goals in the 11th and 19th minutes and during injury time before the end of the first half. 

In another match China prevailed over Hong Kong 7-0. North Korea is scheduled to meet Hong Kong next Monday and China two days later

Tajikistan will face China next Monday and Hong Kong two days later

Meanwhile, North Korea’s men’s team lost to Iran 3-0 on Friday. The match took place in Wibawa Mukti Stadium in Bekasi, West Java.