Grazie allo 0-0 contro la Tailandia, la RPDC conquista il primo posto nel girone G e la qualificazione alla fase finale dell’AFC U23 Championship.
Bangkok: DPR Korea edged Thailand on goal difference to claim their AFC U-23 Championship 2016 ticket following the sides’ 0-0 qualifying draw at the Rajamangala Stadium on Tuesday.
DPR Korea opened their Group G campaign with a 4-0 win over the Philippines before going on to beat Cambodia 4-1, while hosts Thailand also went into the Group G crunch game against the North Koreans boasting earlier wins over Cambodia and the Philippines.
Ten group winners and five best second-placed teams from all groups will join hosts Qatar at the AFC U-23 Championship 2016, with January’s 16-team competition also serving as Asia’s qualifying tournament for the Olympic Games in Rio.
The final group winner and the complete line up of best second-place finishers will only be confirmed after the conclusion of Group B of the qualifiers, which features Jordan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan and Turkmenistan as well as hosts Pakistan.
Group B was scheduled to take place in Lahore at Lahore’s Punjab Stadium from March 23 to 31 has been postponed due to security concerns following the recent troubles in the Youhanabad area of the city.
A decision on an alternative venue and schedule for Group B will be announced in due course.
1 GK AN TAE SONG
5 DF JANG KUK CHOL (C)
6 MF RI IL JIN
10 MF KIM JU SONG (58′ 9 MF MUN HYOK)
11 FW JANG OK CHOL (77′ 19 FW PAK HYON IL)
12 MF RI HYONG JIN
14 MF YUN IL GWANG
15 FW HO MYONG CHOL (46′ 7 FW JO KWANG)
17 DF HYON JONG HYOK
20 MF SO KYONG JIN
22 MF PAK MYONG SONG