Thu, 28 Oct, 2021
Port Moresby: DPR Korea came from behind to sensationally secure a 3-1 win over France and claim the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup title at the National Football Stadium in Port Moresby on Saturday.
Grace Geyoro had put France ahead early on, but subsequent goals from Wi Jong-sim and Kim Phyong-hwa, as well as Jon So-yon’s last gasp penalty saw DPR Korea crowned champions of the competition for a second time following their 2006 triumph.
An electric atmosphere was created by the capacity crowd and the players responded in kind with a fascinating contest.
Indeed, the match proved to be a contest of fine margins at times with several last-gasp tackles and blocks amid action at both ends of the pitch.