Bangladesh team suffered a frustrating 0-9 goals defeat against defending champions North Korea in their first Group B appearance of the eight-team final round of the AFC U-16 Championship at the Chonburi Stadium in Thailand on Monday.
Striker Kim Kyong-Yong made a hat-trick scoring four goals while captain Ri Su Gyong struck two and medio Kim Yun Ok and Yun Ji Hwa scored one each for Korea which clearly dominated the first half by 4-0 of the match.
Two-time champions North Korea never looked back after taking the lead within five minutes through a booming header from dominant forward Kim Kyong-Yong, stretching their unbeaten run into the tournament to 14 matches.
Bangladesh, appearing in the tournament for the first time since 2005, spent much of the contest camped in their own half as the technical and physical superiority of Song Sung-gwon's side proved too much to handle.
Kim Kyong-yong doubled her tally and Korea's lead in the eighth minute as Bangladesh failed to effectively deal with a high ball from a wide area allowing a simple tap-in.
In the following 20 minutes, Golam Robbani Choton's side managed to stem the tide somewhat until a delightful piece of skill from Kim Ryu-song set up captain Ri Su-gyong for a simple but emphatic finish at the half-hour mark.
That goal was quickly followed by Kim Yun Ok's long-range 33rd minute strike, and Kim Ryu-song very nearly made it five shortly after the break when score remained 4-0.
After the break, Kim Kyong-yong repeated her earlier practice of scoring a header within five minutes of the whistle, this time latching on to Pong Song-ae's cross to complete her hat-trick before a goalkeeping error from Ruksana Begum allowed Yun Ji-hwa to make it six.
Kim Kyong-yong scored another super header in the 57th minute and took her personal tally to five and Korea's to eight with four minutes remaining.
Ri Su-gyong rounded off the scoring with a simple close-range finish in injury time to give Korea their biggest win at the tournament since a 10-0 win over Chinese Taipei in 2013.
North Korea will look to continue their winning ways against Australia on Thursday, while Bangladesh face another daunting challenge when the meet three-time champions Japan in the same evening.
Bangladesh team, which were placed in Group B of the prestigious Asian women's junior meet, will play their remaining match against Australia on September 17 at IPE Stadium in Chonburi.
Bangladesh team, which qualified for the final round of the Asian meet for the first time as the unbeaten champions of Group C eliminating Iran, Singapore, Kyrgyzstan, Chinese Taipei and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), were groomed and nursed for a record timing of one year, spending more than Tk 3 crore.
On the way to clinching the Group C title, Bangladesh women's beat IR Iran 3-0, Singapore 5-0, Kyrgyzstan 10-0, Chinese Taipei 4-2 and the UAE by 4-0 goals in Dhaka last year.
Bangladesh U-16 Team: Krishna Rani Sarker (captain), Maria Manda, Sirat Jahan Swapna, Ankhi Khatun, Roksana Begum (Mahmuda), Masura Parvin, Nargis Khatun Sheuly Azim, Shamsunnahar, Mishrat Jahan Mousumi (Monika Chakma) and Sanjida Akhter.
Earlier on the meet's opening day (Sunday), hosts Thailand outplayed Laos 4-0 while South Korea played to a 2-2 draw with China..