Japan, Korea Republic through as semifinal ties in AFC U19 Women’s Championship 2019 decided

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Japan and Korea Republic have joined DPR Korea and Australia in the semifinals of the AFC U19 Women’s Championship 2019 being held in Thailand.

Japan defeated China PR 2-1 in their final group match at the Chonburi Stadium on Sunday to progress as Group B winners. The Young Nadeshiko had earlier recorded wins over Myanmar and South Korea and qualify for the knockout stages boasting a 100 per cent win record.

Meanwhile, Korea Republic made it to the last four as the runners-up from Group B after edging Myanmar 1-0 at the IPE Chonburi Campus Stadium.

The semifinal of the AFC U19 Women’s Championship will now witness an all-Korean clash as neighbours DPR Korea, winners of Group A, face Group B runners-up South Korea in the first semifinal on November 6.

The second semifinal of the continental championship will see Group B winners Japan taking on Group A runners-up Australia.

The two finalists and the team that wins the third-place play-off will represent Asia at the 2020 FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup to be held next year.

Three ASEAN teams — Myanmar, Vietnam and hosts Thailand — were part of the tournament, but all three have crashed out in the group stages itself.

2019 AFC U19 Women’s Championship – Fixtures

November 6 – SF1 – DPR Korea vs Korea Republic – Chonburi Stadium, Thailand
November 6 – SF2 – Japan vs Australia – Chonburi Stadium, Thailand

November 9 – Third-place Play-off – Losers SF1 vs Losers SF2 – Chonburi Stadium, Thailand
Novmeber 9 – Final – Winners SF1 vs Winners SF2 – Chonburi Stadium, Thailand

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