Vientiane: Defending champions Japan booked their spot in the Finals despite settling for a 2-2 draw with Malaysia in Group J of the AFC U-16 Championship 2020 Qualifiers at the Lao National Stadium on Sunday.
Japan topped the group with seven points after three matches while Malaysia finished third in the group after Laos edged Cambodia 1-0 in the group's other tie on Sunday.
Qualifiers - Group I: DPR Korea clinch Finals berth, Singapore tame Guam
Singapore: DPR Korea booked their spot in the AFC U-16 Championship 2020 Finals after cruising to a 4-0 win over Hong Kong, while Singapore defeated Guam 10-1 in Group I of the Qualifiers at the Jalan Besar Stadium on Saturday.
The win gave DPR Korea maximum points from three matches with the East Asians scoring an impressive 26 goals and conceding only once.
Singapore ended their Qualifying campaign on a positive note after defeating Guam in a goal fest at the Jalan Besar Stadium. The young Lions raced to a 6-1 lead at half-time, before scoring four more after the break to register their first victory.