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Korea DPR sinks USA 2 - 1 in extra time

Korea DPR has defeated the United States of America in extra time at the  FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup at the the Sir Guise Stadium in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.


The Koreans were first to score through defender Jon Son Yon and midfielder Ri Hyang-sim.

USA scored through defender Natalie Jacobs before extra time in the second half.

Both teams had equal ball possession in the first half.


Both teams struggled to score despite an additional time of 4 minutes before half-time.

In the second half, both teams came back fighting.

Korea was first to score early in the second half through Son Yon from a free penalty kick in the 49th minute.

The penalty came after a handball in the penalty box by USA's defender Ellie Jean.

USA fought back to score through defender Natalie Jacobs in the 90th minute to level the score 1-1.

The pressure was after USA scored.

Despite an additional time of seven minutes, both teams failed to deliver.

The score was locked at 1-1, which forced the game to go into an extended 30 minutes, with 15 minutes each way.

Korea DPR wasted no time when a quick set up by Sung Hyang-sim gave the opportunity for midfielder Ri Hyang-sim to extend Korea's  lead 2-1 in the 91st minute.

Korea maintained pressure in the backline throughout the remainder of the game until the final whistle.

Live Your Goals Player of the Match was awarded to Hyang-sim for her outstanding performance.

Photo: FIFA



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