Korea Beats Philippines 3-0 in U-23 Asian Cup Qualifier

      October 26, 2021 11:12

      Korea beat the Philippines 3-0 in a match in Singapore on Monday. It was the first qualifier for the Asian Football Confederation's U-23 Asian Cup to be held in 2022.

      Lee Kyu-hyuk, Go Jae-hyeon and Park Jeong-in scored in a three-goal streak in the second half to secure the country's first victory under new coach Hwang Sun-hong, who took the helm of the U-23 national football team last month.

      Korean footballers react after scoring a goal in a match against the Philippines in Singapore on Monday. /Newsis

      A total of 16 teams including Uzbekistan, which qualified automatically as the host country, will play in the final tournament in June next year.

      Korea will have two more qualifiers there -- one with East Timor on Thursday and the other with Singapore on Sunday.

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