2003 FIFA Women's World Cup Group A

Group A of the 2003 FIFA Women's World Cup was one of four groups of nations, consisting of Nigeria, North Korea, Sweden and the United States. It began on 20 September and ended on 28 September. Defending champions and host United States topped the group with a 100% record, joined in the second round by Sweden, who overcame their defeat in the first game to qualify for the knockout stage.

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   United States (H) 3 3 0 0 11 1 +10 9 Advance to knockout stage
2   Sweden 3 2 0 1 5 3 +2 6
3   North Korea 3 1 0 2 3 4 −1 3
4   Nigeria 3 0 0 3 0 11 −11 0
Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
(H) Host.

MatchesEdit

All times local (EDT/UTC–4)

Nigeria vs North KoreaEdit

Nigeria  0–3  North Korea
Report
GK 12 Precious Dede
DF 3 Bunmi Kayode
DF 6 Kikelomo Ajayi   28'
DF 17 Florence Omagbemi (c)   44'
DF 14 Ifeanyichukwu Chiejine   85'
DF 16 Florence Iweta
MF 2 Efioanwan Ekpo
MF 4 Perpetua Nkwocha
MF 7 Stella Mbachu
FW 10 Mercy Akide   22'
FW 11 Nkechi Egbe   46'
Substitutions:
MF 15 Maureen Mmadu   44'
MF 18 Patience Avre   46'
DF 5 Onome Ebi   85'
Manager:
Samuel Okpodu
GK 1 Jon Myong Hui (c)
DF 2 Yun In Sil
DF 5 Sin Kum Ok
DF 12 Jang Ok Gyong
DF 17 Jon Hye Yong   71'
MF 11 Yun Yong Hui   57'
MF 14 O Kum Ran
MF 15 Ri Un Gyong
MF 19 Ri Hyang Ok   25'
FW 7 Ri Kum Suk   81'
FW 10 Jin Pyol Hui
Substitutions:
FW 16 Pak Kyong Sun   57'
MF 9 Ho Sun Hui   81'
Manager:
Song Gun Ri

Player of the Match:
  Jin Pyol Hui (North Korea)[2]

Assistant referees:
  Elke Lüthi (Switzerland)
  Nelly Viennot (France)
Fourth official:
  Tammy Ogston (Australia)

United States vs SwedenEdit

United States  3–1  Sweden
Report
GK 1 Briana Scurry   13'
DF 3 Christie Rampone
DF 14 Joy Fawcett
DF 6 Brandi Chastain   46'
DF 15 Kate Markgraf
MF 13 Kristine Lilly
MF 7 Shannon Boxx
MF 11 Julie Foudy (c)
FW 12 Cindy Parlow   70'
FW 9 Mia Hamm
FW 20 Abby Wambach   56'
Substitutions:
DF 4 Cat Whitehill   46'
FW 16 Tiffeny Milbrett   56'
MF 10 Aly Wagner   72'    70'
Manager:
April Heinrichs
GK 1 Caroline Jönsson
DF 4 Hanna Marklund
DF 2 Karolina Westberg
DF 3 Jane Törnqvist
DF 7 Sara Larsson
MF 9 Malin Andersson (c)   77'
MF 15 Therese Sjögran   46'
MF 6 Malin Moström
MF 14 Linda Fagerström
FW 10 Hanna Ljungberg   83'
FW 11 Victoria Svensson
Substitutes:
DF 18 Frida Östberg   46'
MF 17 Anna Sjöström   90+3'    77'
FW 20 Josefine Öqvist   83'
Manager:
Marika Domanski-Lyfors

Player of the Match:
  Kristine Lilly (United States)[4]

Assistant referees:
  Liu Hsiu-mei (Chinese Taipei)
  Hisae Yoshizawa (Japan)
Fourth official:
  Xonam Agboyi (Togo)[5]

Sweden vs North KoreaEdit

Sweden  1–0  North Korea
Report
GK 1 Caroline Jönsson
DF 4 Hanna Marklund
DF 2 Karolina Westberg    52'
DF 3 Jane Törnqvist
DF 7 Sara Larsson
DF 18 Frida Östberg
MF 9 Malin Andersson   65'
MF 6 Malin Moström (c)
MF 14 Linda Fagerström   56'
FW 10 Hanna Ljungberg   86'
FW 11 Victoria Svensson
Substitutes:
MF 17 Anna Sjöström   56'
DF 5 Kristin Bengtsson   65'
FW 20 Josefine Öqvist   86'
Manager:
Marika Domanski-Lyfors
GK 1 Jon Myong Hui (c)
DF 6 Ra Mi Ae   62'
DF 5 Sin Kum Ok   55'
DF 12 Jang Ok Gyong   56'
DF 17 Jon Hye Yong
MF 11 Yun Yong Hui   36'
MF 14 O Kum Ran
MF 15 Ri Un Gyong
MF 19 Ri Hyang Ok
FW 7 Ri Kum Suk
FW 10 Jin Pyol Hui
Substitutions:
MF 9 Ho Sun Hui   36'
DF 2 Yun In Sil   55'
DF 13 Song Jong Sun   62'
Manager:
Song Gun Ri

Player of the Match:
  Victoria Svensson (Sweden)[6]

Assistant referees:
  Airlie Keen (Australia)
  Jacqueline Leleu (Australia)
Fourth official:
  Im Eun-Ju (South Korea)

United States vs NigeriaEdit

United States  5–0  Nigeria
Report
GK 1 Briana Scurry
DF 2 Kylie Bivens
DF 14 Joy Fawcett
DF 4 Cat Whitehill
DF 15 Kate Markgraf
MF 13 Kristine Lilly
MF 7 Shannon Boxx   71'
MF 11 Julie Foudy (c)
MF 10 Aly Wagner   46'
FW 12 Cindy Parlow   57'
FW 9 Mia Hamm
Substitutions:
FW 20 Abby Wambach    46'
FW 16 Tiffeny Milbrett   57'
MF 5 Tiffany Roberts   71'
Manager:
April Heinrichs
GK 12 Precious Dede
DF 3 Bunmi Kayode
DF 6 Kikelomo Ajayi
DF 17 Florence Omagbemi (c)     76'
DF 14 Ifeanyichukwu Chiejine
MF 18 Patience Avre
MF 15 Maureen Mmadu
MF 13 Nkiru Okosieme
MF 7 Stella Mbachu
MF 4 Perpetua Nkwocha
FW 10 Mercy Akide
Manager:
Samuel Okpodu

Player of the Match:
  Mia Hamm (United States)[7]

Assistant referees:
  Sabrina Lois (Argentina)
  Alejandra Cercato (Argentina)
Fourth official:
  Im Eun-Ju (South Korea)

Sweden vs NigeriaEdit

Sweden  3–0  Nigeria
Report
GK 1 Caroline Jönsson
DF 4 Hanna Marklund
DF 2 Karolina Westberg
DF 5 Kristin Bengtsson   46'
DF 19 Sara Call
DF 7 Sara Larsson
DF 18 Frida Östberg
MF 9 Malin Andersson (c   66'
MF 6 Malin Moström
FW 10 Hanna Ljungberg
FW 11 Victoria Svensson   85'
Substitutes:
MF 17 Anna Sjöström   46'
MF 15 Therese Sjögran   66'
FW 20 Josefine Öqvist   85'
Manager:
Marika Domanski-Lyfors
GK 12 Precious Dede
DF 6 Kikelomo Ajayi
DF 16 Florence Iweta   83'
DF 17 Florence Omagbemi (c)
DF 14 Ifeanyichukwu Chiejine
MF 18 Patience Avre   89'
MF 15 Maureen Mmadu
MF 13 Nkiru Okosieme   65'
MF 7 Stella Mbachu
MF 4 Perpetua Nkwocha
FW 10 Mercy Akide
Substitutions:
MF 2 Efioanwan Ekpo   63'
DF 5 Onome Ebi   83'
FW 8 Yusuf Olaitan   89'
Manager:
Samuel Okpodu

Player of the Match:
  Hanna Ljungberg (Sweden)[8]

Assistant referees:
  Denise Robinson (Canada)
  Lynda Bramble (Trinidad and Tobago)
Fourth official:
  Katriina Elovirta (Finland)

North Korea vs United StatesEdit

North Korea  0–3  United States
Report
GK 1 Jon Myong Hui (c)
DF 2 Yun In Sil
DF 6 Ra Mi Ae
DF 5 Sin Kum Ok   26'
DF 12 Jang Ok Gyong
DF 2 Yun In Sil
MF 11 Yun Yong Hui   74'
MF 14 O Kum Ran   16'    53'
MF 15 Ri Un Gyong
MF 19 Ri Hyang Ok
FW 7 Ri Kum Suk
FW 10 Jin Pyol Hui
Substitutions:
DF 17 Jon Hye Yong   26'
DF 13 Song Jong Sun   53'
FW 16 Pak Kyong Sun   90+1'    74'
Manager:
Song Gun Ri
GK 1 Briana Scurry
DF 2 Kylie Bivens
DF 3 Christie Rampone
DF 14 Joy Fawcett (c)
DF 15 Kate Markgraf   73'
DF 4 Cat Whitehill
MF 13 Kristine Lilly   46'
MF 5 Tiffany Roberts
MF 10 Aly Wagner
FW 16 Tiffeny Milbrett   40'
FW 20 Abby Wambach   22'    56'
Substitutions:
MF 11 Julie Foudy   46'
FW 8 Shannon MacMillan   56'
DF 17 Danielle Slaton   73'
Manager:
April Heinrichs

Player of the Match:
  Cat Whitehill (United States)[9]

Assistant referees:
  Cleidy Mary Ribeiro (Brazil)
  Marlei Silva (Brazil)
Fourth official:
  Katriina Elovirta (Finland)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Jones, Grahame L. (21 September 2003). "North Korea's Start Is Fast and Furious". Los Angeles Times. p. D6. Retrieved 6 July 2019 – via Newspapers.com.  
  2. ^ "Bud Light Player of the Match: Jin Pyol Hui (PRK)". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 20 September 2003. Archived from the original on 18 February 2004. Retrieved 29 October 2014.
  3. ^ a b c d e "FIFA Women's World Cup USA 2003 – Report and Statistics" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. pp. 93–100. Retrieved 7 January 2020.
  4. ^ "Bud Light Player of the Match: Kristine Lilly (USA)". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 21 September 2003. Archived from the original on 11 January 2006. Retrieved 29 October 2014.
  5. ^ "Match Report". FIFAworldcup.com. Archived from the original on December 13, 2004.
  6. ^ "Bud Light Player of the Match: Victoria Svensson (SWE)". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 25 September 2003. Archived from the original on 31 August 2005. Retrieved 29 October 2014.
  7. ^ "Bud Light Player of the Match: Mia Hamm (USA)". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 26 September 2003. Archived from the original on 15 October 2004. Retrieved 29 October 2014.
  8. ^ "Bud Light Player of the Match: Hanna Ljungberg (SWE)". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 28 September 2003. Archived from the original on 7 December 2005. Retrieved 29 October 2014.
  9. ^ "Bud Light Player of the Match: Cat Reddick (USA)". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 28 September 2003. Archived from the original on 5 December 2005. Retrieved 29 October 2014.

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