x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 July 2017

North Korea rout Vietnam in AFC U19 championship

A convincing 5-0 win at Emirates Stadium sets up the holders for a top of the table clash with Uzbekistan tomorrow.

North Korea got back to winning ways in their defence of the AFC under-19 championship with a comfortable 5-0 victory over Vietnam in Ras Al-Khaimah last night.

It took just three minutes for the holders to take the lead courtesy after captain Kang Nam-gwon got on the end of a rebound to drill home the opener.

Pak Myong-song then doubled Korea's advantage with a free kick halfway through the first half.

A Jong-Kwang-sok penalty, along with goals from Jang Kuk-chol and Kim Ju-song put North Korea level with Uzbekistan on top of the group.

The two will face each other on Thursday at Emirates Stadium.

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