North Korea, Tajikistan fight for title

Ahmedabad, July 18 

Tajikistan and North Korea, the two lowest-ranked teams of the tournament, will clash in the final of the 2019 Intercontinental Cup here tomorrow.

Having pipped hosts India (world No. 101) and Syria (85) in the league stage to seal their places in the final, both Tajikistan (120) and North Korea (122) are confident going into the final. 

Going by form, North Korea will have slight advantage as they beat Tajkistan 1-0 in the league stage. But North Korea coach Yun Jong Su said the solitary goal victory will not have any bearing on Friday’s all-important clash. 

“We won the previous match. But this match starts afresh. We will do our best, and try to show to all what we are capable of,” Jong Su said. — PTI

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