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Beijing: DPR Korea won the AFC U-14 Girls’ Regional Championship for the East zone for the third straight time after beating Japan 3-0 in Sunday’s final while Korea Republic finished in third-place following their 4-2 victory over Chinese Taipei.

The North Koreans also won the MVP and Top Scorer accolades through prolific striker Won Hyang-son who scored an impressive 15 goals in her side’s five games throughout the campaign.

THE WINNERS
Champions: DPR Korea
Runners-Up: Japan
3rd Place: Korea Republic
Fair Play: Chinese Taipei
MVP: Won Hyang-son (DPR Korea No. 15)
Top Goal Scorer: Won Hyang-son (DPR Korea No. 15) - 15 Goals

FINAL MATCH
Japan 0-3 DPR Korea
Scorers:
Jo Yu-jong (8’), Won Hyang-son (43’), Ri Hak (51’),
Referee: Tian Jin (China PR)

3RD PLACING MATCH
Chinese Taipei 2-4 Korea Republic
Scorers:
Lin Hsin-Hui (14’), Fan Yu-Hsuan (38’); Seo Hyeon-min (26’), Lee Eun-young (32’), Chun Ga-ram (35+1’), Lee Ye-sol (41’)
Referee: Mao Mikuni (Japan)

Photo: Osports