Sconfitta nella seconda amichevole ad Aukland contro l’Australia. Il risultato finale è di 2-1 per le “Matildas”.
Pareggio per 1-1 per la nazionale femminile della RPDC nella prima gara contro la Nuova Zelanda. In rete Wi Jong Sim.
La nazionale femminile giocherà un triangolare ad Aukland, contro Australia e Nuova Zelanda.
February 8 – New Zealand v North Korea
February 10 – Australia v North Korea
February 12 – New Zealand v Australia
Grazie alla vittoria per 3-1 la nazionale femminile della RPDC vince la medaglia d’oro ai Giochi Asiatici di Incheon.
Un altro grande risultato!
HONG Myong-Hui, YUN Song-Mi, KIM Un-Hyang, KIM Un-Ju, RA Un-Sim (C), RI Ye-Gyong, KIM Yun-Mi (-89 JONG Yu-Ri), WI Jong-Sim (-47 HO Un-Byol), JON Myong-Hwa, KIM Nam-Hui, KIM Un-Ha
Reti 12′ KIM Yun-Mi, 52′ RA Un-Sim, 55′ Miyama Aya, 87′ HO Un-Byol
Incheon: Defending champions Japan are through to the final at the 17th Asian Games after claiming a 3-0 win over Vietnam in Monday’s semi-finals.
In a game they dominated at the Incheon Football Stadium, the Japanese took the lead after 25 minutes when Mizuho Sakaguchi pounced on a loose ball and sent an emphatic finish into the back of the net, after Dang Thi Kieu Trinh could only punch Aya Miyama’s cross into her path.
Despite creating plenty of chances, they were however unable to add to their lead largely owing to some poor finishing, as well as a nervy but effective display from opposition keeper Dang.
Still, they did make it 2-0 eight minutes into the second half when Kana Kitahara did well to keep things alive after an earlier shot has smashed off the bar; hooking the ball back into the danger zone for Kita Osafune to emphatically head home.
And in the 74th minute, the result was put beyond doubt as Yuka Sugasawa made a darting run to the near post to escape her opponent before meeting another dangerous delivery from Miyama with a deft header past Dang for her side’s third.
With the win, Japan are through to the final for the second tournament running and it will be a repeat of the 2010 final after DPR Korea also advanced with a 2-1 triumph over neighbours Korea Republic.
It was the South Koreans that drew first blood at the Incheon Munhak Stadium in the 12th minute when Jung Seol-bin lined up a 25-yard freekick and unleashed a powerful effort, which dipped awkwardly just before the goal-line and squirmed in under Hong Myong-hui’s despairing dive.
But six minutes after the half-hour mark, DPR Korea pulled level after they cleverly carved out an opening; Ri Ye-gyong meeting a low cross from the right with a deft touch to steer the ball into the far corner.
With both sides failing to find a second goal in the second period, it looked like extra-time – and perhaps penalties – would be on the cards.
Nonetheless, in the third minute of injury-time, a poor back-header by Korea Republic’s Lim Seon-joo played Ra Un-sim through and although her initial effort was saved by Kim Jung-mi, substitute Ho Un-byol was on hand to slot home the rebound and win it for the North Koreans.
The final between Japan and DPR Korea will be held at the Incheon Munhak Stadium on Wednesday evening, while the bronze medal match between Korea Republic and Vietnam will also be played earlier that day.
Pyongyang, September 30 (KCNA) — The DPRK women’s football team beat south Korean rival 2:1 in the semi-finals on Sept. 29 to advance into the finals at the 17th Asian Games.
This news is delighting all the people in the country.
The consecutive successes in the ongoing Asian Games make him very happy, Han Jong Nam, a Pyongyang citizen, told KCNA, adding:
“I don’t know how to describe my feelings about the happy news of our women’s football team’s advance into the finals. I want to embrace all those admirable women footballers who gave great pleasure to the people in the homeland.”
Song Kyong Hui, a work-team head of the Kim Jong Suk Pyongyang Textile Mill, said:
“Their success gives great strength and courage to me and all other workers at the mill.
As a same woman, I am very proud of those women footballers displaying the honor of the country. The members of my workteam will work harder to boost the fabric production for the country and people as the footballers have done.”
Kim Ryong Ho, a resident in Phyongsong City, South Phyongan Province, said: “Well done, the women’s football team! I am sure they will prove successful in the finals.”
Pyongyang, September 30 (KCNA) — Prof. and Dr. Ri Tong Gyu, a football expert of the DPRK, expressed belief that its women’s football team would emerge winner at the ongoing 17th Asian Games.
When the DPRK beat south Korea 2:1 in the women’s football semi-finals on Monday, he told KCNA:
Experts of various countries have spotted the DPRK women’s football team as a hopeful at the current Asiad before its start.
Such view is quite reasonable, because the DPRK team took the titles at the 2013 East Asian Cup and the 6th East Asian Games and involves such talented players as Ra Un Sim, Kim Un Ju and Ho Un Byol. The team scored 11 goals in group league and quarterfinals without losing even one point.
Its finals with the Japanese team to be held on Oct. 1 will be expected to be very keen.
The two teams had competed with each other in the finals at the 15th Asian Games, eight years ago. At that time the DPRK team beat its Japanese rival 4:2, emerging two-time winner in the wake of the 14th Asian Games.
I am sure that the DPRK team will win at the current games when it displays its strong stubbornness and collectivism and sustains its tactics properly as it has done in the previous matches.
Decide un gol al 93′ della solita Ho Un-byol e la Corea Popolare vola in finale al torneo femminile dei Giochi Asiatici.
Passate in svantaggio in seguito ad un gol su punizione di Jung Seol-bin al 12′ le nordcoreane hanno giocato un’ottima gara, molto equilibrata. Al 36esimo il gol del pareggio di Ri Ye-gyong abile a sfruttare un cross dalla destra.
By Nam Hyun-woo
INCHEON ― Two old friends will meet again tonight at the Incheon Asian Games, yet they represent competing teams ― the coaches leading the South and North women’s football squads.
Yoon Duk-yeo from the South said a day before the semifinal match that he would focus on winning the game, not on his friendship with his North Korean counterpart Kim Kwang-min.
“Despite my friendship with the North’s coach, we will do our best to live up to our fans’ support,” said Yoon during a pre-match conference at the Munhak Stadium in Incheon, Sunday. The game will be held at the same stadium.
The two coaches’ friendship is unusual, given the sour relationship between their countries over the past six decades.
They first met at the 1990 Dynasty Cup (now the East Asian Cup). Months later, they also met at the Beijing Asian Games as well as a two-game friendly series with matches in Pyongyang and Seoul.
Despite his secretive demeanor at previous press conferences, Kim smiled when he heard Yoon’s remarks. He also showed great confidence in his team.
“Tomorrow’s game will be a very important match,” Kim said. “I hope it will be a technically advanced and respectful game in which players display fair sportsmanship.”
So far, the North has dominated the South in previous women’s inter-Korean football games with 12 wins, one draw and one loss.
The South won only in 2005, when Park Eun-jung scored a decider to bring a 1-0 victory to her side at the 2005 East Asian Football Federation Women’s Football Championship.
The win came only after 15 years, when the two Koreas’ female footballers first clashed in the 1990 Asiad. At that time, the North defeated the South 7-0.
Yoon spoke highly of Kim’s work for the North Korean women’s squad.
“I believe Kim has contributed a lot in raising the international level of women’s football to its current state,” he said. “The North has strength in their physical ability as well as rapid transition between offense and defense.”
But Yoon expressed his hope of avenging past failures in this match.
“It is clear that the South lags behind by a huge margin,” he said. “I and my players have been training to reverse the trend.”
The game also drew huge attention as a clash between the South’s star attacking midfielder Ji So-yun and the North’s striker Ho Un-byol. But neither star is likely to be at her best.
Ji, whom Kim praised as a “technically advanced player,” belatedly joined the South’s team because her club in the United Kingdom allowed her to play in only two Asiad matches ― the quarterfinals and the semifinals. Her performance in the quarterfinals fell short of the coach’s high expectations because of fatigue from the long trip.
Kim suggested that Ho, who won the MVP title at last year’s East Asian Cup, was not in perfect health, saying, “We have one more day until the game, but I’m not sure whether she can appear in the game.”
The winner will face either Japan or Vietnam in the women’s football finals on Oct. 1 at the Munhak Stadium.