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Beijing: Korea Republic entered into an all-Koreas semi-final against DPR Korea after thrashing Northern Mariana Islands 8-0 in the AFC U-14 Girls Regional Championship 2013 East at the Chinese National Football Training Centre on Thursday.

Park Hye-jeong and Kim Seo-yeon scored a hat-trick each while Oh Hye-bin, who had scored two goals in their 3-1 routing of Guam in their opening match, and Eom Keunbyeol, contributed a goal each for Lee Moon-seok’s side.

Earlier Korea Republic had lost 5-0 to China. The Koreans finished second in the group and this result pits them against their northern neighbours who finished top of Group B.

Elsewhere in Group A, China downed Guam 6-0 and advanced to semi-finals to be matched up against Group B runners-up Japan on Friday.

Tang Chi Ming’s winless Northern Mariana side finished at the bottom of the four-nation group below third-place Guam. Northern Mariana had earlier in the campaign lost 3-0 to Guam and 9-0 to China.

Final Group A standings:
China PR – 9 points
Korea Republic – 6 points
Guam – 3 points
Northern Mariana Islands – 0 points

Friday’s semi-final match-ups:
China vs Japan, 4pm
DPR Korea vs Korea Republic, 4pm