North Korea qualify for 2015 EAFF East Asian Cup finals

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have qualified for next summer’s EAFF East Asian Cup following a 0-0 stalemate between and this afternoon at Taipei Municipal Stadium in Taiwan.

The result guaranteed that Yun Jong-Su’s men would finish the group in first place regardless of their result against Taiwan. Hong Kong and Guam trail with four points, while hosts Taiwan will conclude the competition in last place.

North will compete in the final competition for the first time since 2008, when they finished in fourth place.

The 2015 finals, to be played in Wuhan, between August 2 and 9, will feature the hosts as well as  and South Korea.

The same four countries will also contest the East Asian Women’s Cup after South Korea comfortably won the qualifying stage on Tuesday, with a total of 27 goals scored and none allowed over three matches.