The North Korean men’s national soccer team has won two straight games.
Kim Kuk-jin’s goal in the 20th minute gave North Korea a 1-0 win over Kyrgyzstan in Group F of the men’s soccer competition at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games at the East Stadium of Zhejiang Normal University in Jinhua, China on March 21.
In the 20th minute, Kang Kook-chul’s cross from the right flank was calmly finished by Kim Kook-jin. It was Kim Kook-jin’s second goal in as many games. 카지노사이트가이드
After a 2-0 win over Chinese Taipei in the first leg on Sept. 19, North Korea sits atop the group with two straight wins and six points. The team is looking strong in its first international tournament in three years and eight months since the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U23 Championship in January 2020.
North Korea will face second-placed Indonesia (W1 D1 L3) on Thursday with three points. A draw will see them top the group, while a loss will secure at least third place. The round of 16 is likely. If they finish second, they’ll face South Korea, who have already clinched the top spot in Group E, in the round of 16. If they finish first, they could meet in the final.
There are 21 countries participating in the men’s soccer tournament. There are six groups, with the top four teams from each group, including the first and second-place teams, and the third-place team, advancing to the round of 16.
South Korea, meanwhile, secured an early round of 16 berth with two straight wins in the group stage. A 9-0 thrashing of Kuwait on Sept. 19 was followed by a 4-0 win over Thailand on Sept. 21.
Lee Kang-in, who arrived in Hangzhou on the 21st, is also expected to be on the roster.