Football

North Korea thrash China

North Korea took China apart 3-0 yesterday as they made an immediate impression in what was their first football action at the Asian Games in South Korea.

Goals from Sim Hyon Jin, So Kyong Jin and Ri Hyok Chol made it an easy debut outing for North Korea's men, who are among more than 250 athletes who are crossing the sensitive border.

Fans waving the blue-and-white Korean Unification Flag, and others with the North Korean colours, stood and applauded what was a straightforward Group F win at the Incheon Football Stadium. - AFP.

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