Al Ahed players and coaches celebrate the goal in their 1-0 victory over April 25 in the AFC Cup Final in Kuala Lumpur. Photo: Twitter/Al Ahed FC
Jonathan White
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Jonathan White

AFC Cup Final 2019: Al Ahed and April 25 SC play out to empty stands while highlight reel misses key moment in another own goal for Asian football

  • Game moved from Pyongyang to Shanghai and then to Kuala Lumpur days later
  • Highlights of second biggest game in Asian club football missing red card for North Korean goalkeeper

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Al Ahed players and coaches celebrate the goal in their 1-0 victory over April 25 in the AFC Cup Final in Kuala Lumpur. Photo: Twitter/Al Ahed FC
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North Korea and South Korea play in the Fifa 2022 World Cup qualifiers at Kim Il-sung Stadium in Pyongyang. Photo: AP

AFC moves cup final from Pyongyang to Shanghai after North Korea’s ‘uncooperative’ World Cup 2022 qualifier against South Korea

  • First Korean derby in 30 years played out to empty stadium and not broadcast live, despite efforts from South
  • Moving game between April 25 SC and Lebanese side Al Ahed to China, with Chinese FA support, ensures commercial partners
Topic |   Fifa

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North Korea and South Korea play in the Fifa 2022 World Cup qualifiers at Kim Il-sung Stadium in Pyongyang. Photo: AP
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