Korea DPR

Korea DPR did it!

The Asian rival has won the FIFA U20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016, beating France 3-1.

With scores leveled at 1-1 in the break, Korea DPR came back in the second half to add two more goals to seal the victory.

It was all through Kim Phyong Hwa who assisted the first goal in the first half, then puts her team infront with the second goal with a stunning header to push the team infront to lead 2-1.

But that was not enough as Jon So Yon converted a free kick in the box from a foul before the final whistle sounded for Korea DPR to beat 3-1.

Korea DPR secures grand final spot

They defeated the United States 2-1 in the first semifinal at the Sir John Guise Stadium after 30 minutes extended time.

The Koreans, in red, scored through defender Jon Son Yon and midfielder Ri Hyang-sim.

USA, in white and blue, scored through defender Natalie Jacobs before extra time in the second half.

It was an intense match as both teams put up a good fight in the first half.

The Koreans displayed good ball control and clever techniques.

Japan books a semi-final spot in their fourth attempt

The Young Nadeshiko in their fourth appearance made no mistake outplaying Brazil in all facets of the quarterfinal match winning convincingly by a 3-1 goal.

In the other quarterfinal played yesterday in Port Moresby, Spain were sent packing by Korea DPR 3-2 in a tough challenge where the winner was found in extra time.       

Korea DPR is chasing their second title in their fifth appearance. 

The Asian giants precede as first teams through to the last four.

Korea DPR send Spain packing after normal time

The first quarterfinals of the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup played at the National Football Stadium in Port Moresby went down to the last minutes of the match as both countries were tied 2-2 at fulltime.

With the scores locked at the end of normal time, both teams were given an extra 30 minutes to find a winner, and the first 15 minutes did not find one.

In the second half of extra time, Kim who was outside the pack of players, from a corner kick hit the back of the net, after Spain goalkeeper Maria Quinones punch the ball forward. 

Korea DPR lead Spain 2-1 at halftime

The undefeated Korea DPR showed their muscle taking a two lead by the 30th minute of the game. 

DPR midfielder,  Ju Hyo Sim headed the Koreans into the lead on the 18th minute from the corner kick by Jon So Yon Corner.

And the Koreans struck again in the 30th minute to the boot of Ri Hyang Sim.

She tapped the ball into the net after the Spain Goal Keeper Maria Quinones ran out to attack the ball from a penalty kick.

PNG coach Cole relieved over first goal

PNG made their last appearance at the World Cup in front of 9,231 supporters on Sunday, November 20 at the National Football Stadium.

The home team went down 7-1 to top team Korea DPR in the last round of the Group A matches.

Cole said that there was a sense of relief from the coaching staff as they really wanted PNG to get a goal.

“I really wanted to see that the effort that the players put in was deserving of a small victory.

“Getting a goal against a top team like Korea DPR is remarkable,” Cole explained. 

PNG captain: Team learnt a lot at World Cup

PNG made their last appearance at the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup taking on top team Korea DPR in the last round of the Group A matches in Port Moresby.

Despite going down 7-1 to Korea DPR, the home side focused on making history as a host nation by scoring its first ever goal in the tournament.

Gabong said hosting the World Cup is a history for PNG and for the players were privileged to have been part of the team. 

She said it was a bonus for the players to enter the tournament as the host nation.

Korea DPR makes top eight, PNG bows out

The match was played in front of a crowd of 9,231  who were out to support the home side and witness their last appearance in the tournament.

PNG's only goal was scored through forward Nicollete Ageva who made history scoring PNG's first goal in the FIFA U20 Women's World Cup underway in Port Moresby.

Korea DPR dominated the game leading at half time 4-1 and scoring three more goals in the second half.

The Koreans were the first to score six minutes into the game through forward Un Sim Ri to open up the scor board 1-0.