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(LEAD) S. Korea stuns Japan, helps N. Korea win East Asian Cup

2013/07/27 22:10

(ATTN: CHANGES headline; UPDATES throughout with later result, final standing; ADDS photo)

By Yoo Jee-ho

SEOUL, July 27 (Yonhap) -- South Korea upset the reigning Women's World Cup champion Japan 2-1 in the final East Asian Cup match on Saturday, an unexpected result that helped North Korea earn its first title of the regional tournament.

Ji So-yun scored both South Korean goals at Jamsil Olympic Stadium in Seoul, giving South Korea its first win of the tournament and denying Japan its third straight East Asian Cup title. Japan finished second with four points, followed by South Korea and China with three points apiece, with South Korea finishing ahead thanks to its edge in the goal difference tiebreaker.