North Korea were able to overcome Lebanon 2-0 to continue their recent form in recent months. This was the first qualification match for the World Cup 2022. North Korea have been placed in a group containing the likes of Turkmenistan, Lebanon, Sri Lanka, and rivals South Korea. This game was a rematch of the meeting between these two teams back in January. The two teams met each other as part of the Asian Cup 2019. Lebanon were able to come away with a comprehensive 4-1 success back then.
This time around, it was Jong who once again was on the scoresheet. His second goal of the evening put daylight between Lebanon and North Korea. Even though Lebanon managerLiviuCiobotariu tried to modify things with the introduction of Omar Chaaban, the team was unable to find a way back. A number of changes were made by Lebanon towards the end of the game in order to find a way back into the match. However, North Korea held on for a crucial victory that gives them a positive start straightaway.