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North Korea’s men’s football made it two wins in a row in their group at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games .North Korea defeated Kyrgyzstan 1-0 in the second match of their men’s football Group F match at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games at the Zhejiang Provincial Sabodae East Stadium in Jinhua, Zhejiang Province, China on 21 November. Kim Kook-jin scored the winner in the 20th minute, his second goal in as many games. The North Koreans, who won their first game 2-0 against Chinese Taipei on 19 September, have now won two in a row to move into sole possession of first place (6 points) and improve their chances of qualifying for the round of 16.North Korea has secured third place regardless of the outcome of its final group game against Indonesia. Men’s football at the tournament is divided into six groups, with the 12 best-placed teams from each of the first and second-placed teams in each group and the four best-placed third-placed teams advancing to the round of 16.Should North Korea finish second in their group, they will face South Korea, who have secured top spot in Group E, in the round of 16.Indonesia, which lost 0-1 to Chinese Taipei in its previous match, is in second place with one win and one loss (3 points).The match between North Korea and Indonesia will kick off at the same venue at 5pm on the 24th.North Korea, who have not played since the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-23 Championship in January 2020, have been impressive in their first international tournament in three years and eight months, playing their trademark straightforward, fast football .On the day, the DPRK put Kyrgyzstan under intense pressure with their high-tempo football .Left full-back Kim Bum-hyok and pacy right winger Paik Chong-sung would deliver the ball into dangerous areas, and Kim Kook-jin and Ri Jo-guk would be on the doorstep, looking to score. North Korea took the lead in the 20th minute when Kang Kuk-chol’s cross from the right was met by Kim Kuk-jin with a right-footed turn into the bottom left corner of the net. Despite a Kyrgyz player closing in on him, Kim kept his centre of gravity and slotted the ball home. As the game drew to a close, Kyrgyzstan pushed forward but were unable to break through North Korea’s stout defence, anchored by veteran centre-back Jang Kook-chul, a silver medalist at Incheon in 2014.About 30 North Korean supporters, wearing white T-shirts with artificial aircraft on them, cheered 스포츠토토존 enthusiastically from the stands, chanting “Good job DPRK!” and other slogans.

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