North Korea’s women’s soccer team won its first match of the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games.
The DPRK defeated Singapore 7-0 on Thursday at Wenzhou Sports Center Stadium in Wenzhou, Zhejiang Province, China, in the first match of the women’s football Group C competition.
North Korea and Singapore are the only two teams in Group C after Cambodia, which was originally scheduled to play, withdrew.
North Korea and Singapore will combine their results from today’s first leg and the second leg on Sunday, with the winner of the group advancing to the quarterfinals.
North Korea virtually booked their spot in the quarterfinals with a seven-goal victory.
North Korea opened the scoring in the 11th minute with a goal from Hong Sung-ok, followed by goals from Ri Keum-hyang in the 14th minute, 바카라사이트 Myong Yoo-jung in the sixth minute and Joo Hyo-sim in the ninth minute to go up 4-0.
Ri Hak in the 13th minute of the second half, Kim Kyong Yong in the 17th minute, and Seung Hyang Shim in stoppage time added to the scoreline to win by seven goals.
Women’s soccer at the tournament has a complicated bracket, with the winners of Groups A through E advancing directly to the quarterfinals, and the top three nations in Groups A, B, D, and E joining the quarterfinals after comparing the results of the second-place teams in Groups C and above.
Depending on who finishes second in each group, South Korea in Group E and North Korea in Group C could meet in the quarterfinals.
North Korea’s women’s soccer team is a powerhouse, having won gold medals in Busan in 2002, Doha in 2006 and Incheon in 2014.
They also attempted to win the title in 2018 in Palembang, Jakarta, but lost 1-2 to Japan in the quarterfinals. 카지노사이트