Ahmedabad, July 19 (IANS) DPR Korea beat Tajikistan 1-0 to win the Intercontinental Cup football tournament at the EKA Arena here on Friday.
The North Koreans registered back-to-back 1-0 victories against the same side in the second edition of the four-nation tournament hosted by India after substitute Pak Hyon-il scored the only goal of the match in the 71st minute.
DPR Korea wasted a lot of chances in the first half with their captain Jong Il-gwan going close with a couple of efforts. Both teams went into the break tied at 0-0.
In the second half, the North Koreans found the all-important goal when Pak fired home from a deflection off a Tajikistan defender. Tajikistan could have drawn level had Tokhir Maladustov not found the woodwork.