Lionesses suffer humbling 7-0 defeat in Asian Games opener against DPR Korea

Lionesses suffer humbling 7-0 defeat in Asian Games opener against DPR Korea

DPR Korea’s An Myongsong against Singapore’s Irsalina Irwan, September 2023. Credit: Sport Singapore / Jeremy Lee


SINGAPORE, 24 SEPTEMBER 2023 – It was a night to forget for the Singapore Women’s Team, as their debut Asian Games campaign got off to a bleak start with a 7-0 defeat at the hands of Asian women’s football powerhouse, the Democratic People’s Republic of (DPR) Korea.


The Lionesses struggled to find their footing as the tenacious DPR Koreans dominated possession right from the get-go. DPR Korea’s Hong Songok found the net just 26 seconds into the match, only for it to be ruled as offside. However, this did not deter the forward, as in the 11th minute, An Myongsong provided a splendid assist from the right to Songok, who broke the deadlock with a calm finish.


Three minutes later, DPR Korea struck again, as midfielder Ri Hak’s corner found Ri Kumhyang, who headed it past custodian Noor Kusumawati. Head Coach Karim Bencherifa’s charges managed to hold off their relentless opponent

Full Story »


Leave a Comment

More in News

What Is A Striker's Role In Soccer

What Is A Striker’s Role In Soccer?

In soccer, a striker occupies a pivotal role, serving as ...
Credit: NBC News

Early Bold Predictions for Euro 2024

With the Group Stage draw complete, we're making some early ...
What Is A Striker In Soccer

What Is A Striker In Soccer?

What is a striker in soccer? A striker in soccer ...

Man Utd to support struggling Rashford – Ten Hag

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag says Marcus Rashford will ...

Gordon strike gives Newcastle deserved victory over lacklustre Man Utd

"Newcastle took all three points from their encounter with Manchester ...

Trending on Futbol Chronicle