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4. ASIAN WOMEN'S CUP: North Koreans Go Wild
July 28th, 2006 2:34PM



After Italian referee Anna De Toni nullified for offside what North Korean players thought was their late equalizer against China, three North Korean players assaulted De Toni and her assistants.

Goalkeeper Hye Yong Han kicked and pushed De Toni while her teammates, Son Kyong Sun and Song Jung Sun, threw plastic water bottles and other objects at spectators and officials.

China's 1-0 win earned it a spot in the final of the Asian Women's Cup against host Australia. The three North Korean players have been suspended for their team's next game and await further punishment from the Asian soccer confederation (AFC).

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