Kuala Lumpur: AFC President Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa has hailed the spirit of the young Japanese girls who retained the AFC U-16 Women’s Championship title after beating DPR Korea 6-5 on penalties in Nanjing, China.
Nanjing: Japan captain Hina Sugita walked away with the Most Valuable Player award while team-mate Rikako Kobayashi took the top scorer title at the AFC U-16 Women’s Championship 2013, which the Japanese won after beating DPR Korea 6-5 on penalties at Jiangning Sports Centre on Sunday.
Nanjing: Defender Kim Jong-sim missed from the spot as Japan successfully defended their title by beating DPR Korea 6-5 in the final of the AFC Women’s U-16 Championship which was decided by the penalty shootout.
Nanjing: The Vice President of the Chinese Football Association Lin Xiaohua believes that the knowledge gained from hosting the AFC U-16 Women’s Championship will help Nanjing continue to organise football events successfully in future.
Nanjing: China scored an equaliser in the stoppage time and then went on to win the third-place playoff of the AFC U-16 Women’s Championship 2013 by beating Thailand 4-2 in the penalty shootout on Sunday.