EAFF East Asian Cup 2013 & EAFF Women’s East Asian Cup 2013 Final Competition


7月27日(土) / 蚕室総合運動場2013.07.27 (Sat) / Jamsil Olympic Stadium7月27日(周六) / 蚕室综合运动场7월27일(토) / 서울 올림픽주 경기장

W-5 朝鮮民主主義人民共和国 対 中国DPR Korea vs China PR朝鲜民主主义人民共和国 vs 中国조선민주주의인민공화국 vs 중국 17:15 Kick Off

DPR Korea朝鲜民主主义
中国China PR中国중국
dpr korea 1 - 0 china
R.Hyang (2')
1 First Half 0
0 Second Half 0

W-6 韓国 対 日本Korea Rep. vs Japan韩国 vs 日本한국 vs 일본 20:00 Kick Off

韓国Korea Rep.韩国한국 日本Japan日本일본
korea 2 - 1 japan
J.Soyun (13',67')
1 First Half 0
1 Second Half 1
Y.Ogimi (72')

EAFF Women's East Asian Cup 2013 R5
Korea DPR vs. China PR 2013.07.27 Seoul Jamsil Olympic Stadium

Match Review:

DPRK's goal, just two minutes into the first half, decided the winner. Kim Un-ju's corner kick led to the defender Ri Un-hyang's heading shoot, drilling through the Chinese goalkeeper Wang Fei's blockade. It was a miraculous heading goal that scored despite the shooter being marked, and unbalanced. China PR reacted by commencing an offensive strategy, but were DPRK's guerilla-esque tactics and long pass gave China PR a hard time. DPRK surpassed China PR in stamina. Unlike China, which could not focus its forces during the last 15 minutes of the game, DPRK remained relentless, with Kim Jo-ran atttempting a dire long-distance shoot. In the end, DPRK scored a victory against China, a team considered to be one of the most formidable opponents.

Match Star: Ra Un-sim

Ri Un-hyang's decisive goal was important, but it was Ra Un-sim who played the main role in DPRK taking the lead. With a ruthless dribble, accurate kicks, and wide field of movement, she was a great threat to the Chinese defense. She displayed a performance worthy of an ace and the captain of the team.

EAFF Women's East Asian Cup 2013 R6
Korea Republic vs. Japan 2013.07.27 Seoul Jamsil Olympic Stadium

Match Review:

Korea Republic showed excellent potential, winning against the world-class Japanese team. Korea had lost its two previous matches and had fallen to the bottom. 11 minutes first half, team ace Ji So-yun's right-foot freekick from the right of the penalty arc successfully went into the Japanese goalposts. Japan reacted with their signature pass-play and powerful push, taking back the lead from Korea Republic. Korea defense, however, seemed unflawed, and took a counterattack at 12 minutes second half with Jeon Ga-eul assisting Ji So-yun's second goal. A few minutes later Yuki Ogimi's goal began to balance the scale, but the time ran out before an equalizer could be made. It was perhaps the biggest twist in all EAFF Women's East Asian Cup 2013 matches.

Match Star: Ji So-yun

Korea Republic's Ace Ji So-yun scored two goals today, showing her skills worthy of the name. She had difficulties reacting to the defense focused on her in the previous matches, but displayed excellent skills and threatened Japan's defense this match. Her successful freekick at 11 minutes first half was especially impressive.