North Korea suffered a penalty shootout defeat at the hands of UAE in the recent Asian games football tournament. The two teams were facing each other in the quarter-finals of the competition. Both teams were trying to set up a semi-final date with Japan but UAE were able to emerge out on top. The game finished as a 1-1 draw after normal time. UAE do have experience when it comes to penalty shootout and this certainly had its say in this match. This was the second consecutive shootout victory for the Middle East team. North Korea were able to claim a narrow 1-0 win over Junior Whites in the Asian games that happened in South Korea.
Nearing the penalty shootout, both teams were quite nervous and edgy. Yet, it was the antics of goalkeeper Mohammad Al Shamsi that help to save the day for UAE. Mohammad Al Shamsi was able to save the fourth penalty fromSo Jong-hyok and this allowedRashedMusabbah to get the much-needed victory for UAE. North Korea will have to pick up the pieces and hope for a better return when they take on to the field in the next match.