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Turkmenistan 3-1 DPR Korea: Cristiano Ronaldo's teammate can't help DPR Korea avoiding defeat

Turkmenistan 3-1 DPR Korea: Cristiano Ronaldo's teammate can't help DPR Korea avoiding defeat

Let us see the latest results as well as the score of Turkmenistan vs North Korea match in the 2022 FIFA World Cup - AFC 2nd qualification round.

Final score: Turkmenistan vs DPR Korea (FT: 3-1)

Although playing on away ground, DPR Korea was the team that had more shots than Turkmenistan in the first half. However, thanks to the impressive form of defenders as well as goalkeeper Bashimov, Turkmenistan defended well in the first 20 minutes. After that, Turkmenistan's players started to launch counter-attacking tactics as head coach Ante Mise requested.

At 23rd minute, after a quick counter, Mihail Titov scored the opening goal for Turkmenistan. From that time, they played more confidently against their opponent. On the other hand, DPR Korea players tried to possess the game though they did not do it well.

In the second half, they substituted 2 players to improve the attacking system, however, their strikers could not get through Turkmenistan's defender. Not only DPR Korea's attackers but also their defenders were impatient, hence they frequently joined in attacks.

Consequently, DPR Korea conceded the other two goals at 77th and 88th minutes. The players scoring goals for Turkmenistan were Arslanmyrat Amanov, and Vakhyt Orazsahedov respectively. In the stoppage time, Kwang-Song Han, the player currently playing for Juventus scored the only goal for DPR Korea. It was a surprising score because before kicking off the match, DPR Korea was the team appraised higher.

Moreover, it was the first time Turkmenistan has ever beaten DPR Korea in an official match. Although this result did not help Turkmenistan improve the position, at the moment, the difference between them and the leading team South Korea was just 2 points.

As a result, Turkmenistan can take the first place if they win against Sri Lanka, the weakest team of Group H, in the next match. In the case of DPR Korea, they dropped to the 3rd position, hence they will have to win at all cost in the next game against Lebanon.

Turkmenistan vs DPR Korea match information

Time: 19:00 (GMT+8) on November 14th

Venue: Ashgabat Stadium

Competition: 2022 FIFA World Cup - AFC 2nd qualification round

Group H of 2022 FIFA World Cup - AFC 2nd qualification round has passed 3 matchdays. In this match, the Turkmenistan host will welcome the DPR Korean team at home. The results of the two teams are now different, the home has a bad performance when Turkmenistan only won 3 points and ranked 4th in the rankings, while the away team has 7 points and ranked 2nd in the rankings, equal to the South Korea but having the worse goal difference.

Turkmenistan is a team of medium strength in Central Asia, they ranked 132th in the FIFA rankings. This team won the previous match, but against a much weaker opponent, Sri Lanka. Facing DPR Korea at home, Turkmenistan will have a lot of difficulties to develop their own style of play and it will not be surprising if they lost this match.

DPR Korea is kicking off the 2022 World Cup qualifiers well with two wins and one draw, gaining 7 points to share the first place with South Korea. In the last match, they successfully held South Korea with a score of 0-0. The door to the next round of DPR Korea is quite wide open so they will be very determined to get 3 points in the upcoming match.

The head-to-head record of the two teams in the last 5 matches is in favor of DPR Korea when they had 2 wins and 3 draws. With determination to win tickets directly to the next round, 3 points against weak opponents like Turkmenistan is almost their mandatory task now.

Turkmenistan vs DPR Korea possible lineups:

Turkmenistan: Orazmuhammedow, Saparow, Babajanow, Batyrow, Annaorazow, Amanow, Mingazow, Geldiyew, Orazsahedow, Titow, Yagsyyew.

DPR Korea : Ri Myong-Guk, Jang Kuk-Chol, Sim Hyon-Jin, Lee Yong-Jick, Kim Chol-Bom, Rim Kwang-Hyok, Ri Un-Chol, Kim Yong-Il, Jong Il-Gwan, Kang Kuk-Chol II, Pak Kwang Ryong.