Japan trounce Korea Republic 7-0

Updated: 25 February 2007 08:27 IST

Japan trounced Korean Republic 7-0 to move to the top of the table and qualify for the next round in the inaugural AFC U-19 Women's Football Championship.

Japan trounce Korea Republic 7-0

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Strong contenders Japan trounced Korean Republic 7-0 to move to the top of the table and qualify for the next round in the inaugural AFC U-19 Women's Football Championship here today. Japanese girls, who led 2-0 at half time, dominated the game throughout and scored through a brace by substitute Shinobu Ohno (51st, 87th) and a goal each from Aya Miyama (6th), Kanako Ito (25th), Ayako Kitamoto, Kana Watanabe (79th) and Karina Maruyama (81st). The Koreans started off well but failed to keep up the pace and found their opponents more superior in skill and technique. The Korean girls got three scoring chances to reduce the margin but they found rival keeper Miho Fukumoto a hard nut to crack as Miho brought off excellent saves. With this win, Japan head the table with six points from two matches and need a draw from their next match against India so as to qualify for the semi-finals. On the other hand Korea, who have three points from two matches, need a huge win against Guam in order to qualify for the next round. (PTI)

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