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Korea DPR player: Hard work paid off

Korea DPR defeated France 3-1 in the grand final of the tournament on Saturday at the National Football Stadium, Port Moresby, in front of 14,752 people.

The number 11 helped her team to victory with a goal, grabbing a gold medal and tournament trophy.

The 20-year-old received the Player of the Match award for her outstanding performance during the game, which was icing on the cake for her.

She was speechless when receiving the award after the official presentation of medals.

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Coach Gilles Eyquem said after the game that it was a disappointment and unfortunately they were not able to do what was needed to fight to win the game.

“Our team had no energy left in the second half.

“The Korean team was very good with good quality players who were really intense in their attack and defensive side.”

Eyquem admitted that they lacked what they had against Japan which was a compact defense to prevent the opponent to move forward to score goals.

“We did move forward but tonight it was complicated, we had some faults in our defensive side.”

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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.

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They defeated the United States 1-0 in front of a crowd of 8098 supporters.

Japan's victory goal was scored by forward Mami Ueno three minutes to full-time.

After over 20 attempted goals through the 86 minutes of play, Ueno scored in the penalty box, sweeping a clear shot from the right and finding the top left corner of the net.

This was Ueno's fifth goal overall in the tournament.

Japan, in white and blue, dominated the game, having 63 percent ball possession.

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It will be an Asian and European showdown with France, the debutants, ready to fight against the more experienced Korea DPR.

After defeating USA in the major semifinal playoff on Tuesday, Korea DPR coach Hwang Yongbong said it was their goal to snatch the trophy of the tournament, and they will fulfil that goal.

However, after seeing France, who stunned Japan in extra time of the second semifinal match, coach Yongbong said it will be an interesting grand final match as they both had won the berth in extra time played.

Japan and USA set for bronze playoff

The match will kick off at 4pm today in front of an expected sellout crowd at the 15,000 seating National Football Stadium.

Japan and USA will come out strong, aiming to take home the bronze medal after missing out on qualifying for the final on Tuesday in the semis against France and Korea DPR respectively.

It will be a tough encounter between the Asian and North American sides after a hard-fought battle and going to extra time in the semis.

But it will be an exciting and entertaining match and fans will be out in numbers to support.

Japan and Korea DPR eye top goal scorer title

Japan forwards Yuka Momiki and Mami Ueno are in the race for the adidas golden ball with four goals each.

Also with four goals each, Korea DPR’s forwards Kim So-hyang and Ri Hyang-sim.

This will be their last chance to beat Gabi Nunes of Brazil and Stina Blackstenius of Sweden who are in the lead, each with five goals to their names.

However, both Gabi Nunes and Blackstenius are no longer active in the tournament.

Blackstenius was the first to score five goals, four against home side Papua New Guinea and one goal against Brazil in the group round matches.

France seeking revenge in debut

“Korea has a good technique and tactics of football, and playing against a more experienced side is challenging but interesting as we will do our best to make our supporters and country proud,” coach Eyquem said when during the grand finalists’ press conference.

He added that there will only be one winner and France would like to be that winner in the tournament.

“Korea, being three times through to the finals in the U17 twice and U20 in the 2012 world cup, we hope to do our best.”

​Coach: Korea DPR aims to snatch the title

“Before we left the country, we decided that our team’s goal is to win the tournament and when we proceed through to the quarter finals and through to the semis, we already expect this to happen,” coach Hwang said confidently.

He said the match with USA on Tuesday night was top class, almost shattering our hopes and goals for the tournament as we didn’t expect the match to go into extra time.