Guam's hopes of qualifying for the final round of the men's East Asian Cup football tournament are over, following a 2-0 defeat by North Korea last night.
Scores were level at the half-time break before So Hyon-uk broke the deadlock in the 66th minute, beating Guam captain Jason Cunliffe to the ball and volleying into the goal.
Pak Kwang-ryong sealed the result in the 86th minute, scoring a free kick after he was fouled on the edge of the Guam penalty area.
The Matao were beaten 3-2 by Hong Kong at the weekend and are bottom of the Round 2 standings with one match, against Chinese Taipei, still to play.
Hong Kong defeated Chinese Taipei 4-2 in the later game at Mong Kok Stadium to join North Korea at the top of the standings on maximum points.
The Koreans are top thanks to a superior goal differential and will advance to the final round against Japan, South Korea and China next month if they can achieve a draw or better against the hosts on Saturday.
Meanwhile Guam's national women's team were thrashed 13-0 by South Korea in their first match in the East Asian Cup second round on Tuesday, with matches against Chinese Taipei and Hong Kong still to play.