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
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).