2007 FIFA Women's World Cup Group B

Group 2 of the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup was one of four groups of nations competing at the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup. The group's first round of matches began on September 11 and its last matches were played on September 18. Most matches were played at the Chengdu Sports Center in Chengdu. All 4 teams in this group were drawn to Group A in previous edition, the first time in FIFA tournaments history.

United States topped the group, joined in the second round by North Korea, the only team the United States failed to beat. Sweden surprisingly failed to make the second round.

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   United States 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 7 Advance to knockout stage
2   North Korea 3 1 1 1 5 4 +1 4
3   Sweden 3 1 1 1 3 4 −1 4
4   Nigeria 3 0 1 2 1 4 −3 1
Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers

MatchesEdit

All times are local (UTC+8)

United States vs North KoreaEdit

United States  2–2  North Korea
Report
 
United States:
GK 18 Hope Solo
DF 3 Christie Rampone   45'
DF 4 Cat Whitehill
DF 14 Stephanie Lopez
DF 15 Kate Markgraf
MF 13 Kristine Lilly (c)
MF 7 Shannon Boxx
MF 11 Carli Lloyd
MF 17 Lori Chalupny
FW 9 Heather O'Reilly   90+2'
FW 20 Abby Wambach
Substitutions:
FW 6 Natasha Kai   90+2'
Manager:
  Greg Ryan
 
North Korea:
GK 21 Jon Myong Hui
DF 3 Om Jong Ran
DF 5 Song Jong Sun
DF 15 Sonu Kyong Sun
DF 16 Kong Hye Ok
MF 2 Kim Kyong Hwa
MF 7 Ho Sun Hui   22'
MF 9 Ri Un Suk
MF 12 Ri Un Gyong
FW 8 Kil Son Hui
FW 10 Ri Kum Suk (c)
Substitutions:
FW 17 Kim Yong Ae   22'   90'
FW 19 Jong Pok Sim   90+1'   90'
Manager:
  Kim Kwang-min

Nigeria vs SwedenEdit

Nigeria  1–1  Sweden
Report
 
Sweden:
GK 1 Hedvig Lindahl
DF 3 Stina Segerström
DF 4 Hanna Marklund
DF 6 Sara Thunebro
DF 16 Anna Paulson
DF 13 Frida Östberg
MF 5 Caroline Seger
MF 15 Therese Sjögran   12'
MF 8 Lotta Schelin   83'
FW 10 Hanna Ljungberg   69'
FW 11 Victoria Svensson (c)
Substitutions:
FW 14 Sara Johansson   69'
MF 20 Linda Forsberg   83'
Manager:
  Thomas Dennerby
 
Nigeria:
GK 1 Precious Dede
DF 5 Onome Ebi
DF 13 Christie George (c)
DF 14 Faith Ikidi
DF 16 Ulunma Jerome
MF 15 Maureen Mmadu   59'
MF 10 Rita Chikwelu
FW 11 Chi-Chi Igbo   35'
FW 18 Cynthia Uwak
FW 8 Ifeanyi Chiejine
FW 4 Perpetua Nkwocha
Substitutions:
FW 7 Stella Mbachu   35'
MF 2 Efioanwan Ekpo   59'
Manager:
  Ntiero Effiom

Sweden vs United StatesEdit

Sweden  0–2  United States
Report
 
United States:
GK 18 Hope Solo
DF 3 Christie Rampone
DF 4 Cat Whitehill
DF 14 Stephanie Lopez
DF 15 Kate Markgraf
MF 13 Kristine Lilly (c)
MF 12 Leslie Osborne
MF 11 Carli Lloyd   46'
MF 17 Lori Chalupny
FW 6 Lindsay Tarpley   67'
FW 20 Abby Wambach
Substitutions:
MF 7 Shannon Boxx   46'
FW 9 Heather O'Reilly   67'
Manager:
  Greg Ryan
 
Sweden:
GK 1 Hedvig Lindahl
DF 3 Stina Segerström   34'   81'
DF 4 Hanna Marklund
DF 16 Anna Paulson
DF 13 Frida Östberg
MF 5 Caroline Seger   90+3'
MF 20 Linda Forsberg
MF 15 Therese Sjögran   65'
MF 8 Lotta Schelin
FW 10 Hanna Ljungberg
FW 11 Victoria Svensson (c)
Substitutions:
MF 18 Nilla Fischer   65'
FW 9 Therese Lundin   81'
Manager:
  Thomas Dennerby

North Korea vs NigeriaEdit

North Korea  2–0  Nigeria
Report
 
North Korea:
GK 21 Jon Myong Hui
DF 3 Om Jong Ran
DF 5 Song Jong Sun
DF 15 Sonu Kyong Sun
DF 16 Kong Hye Ok
MF 2 Kim Kyong Hwa   77'
MF 9 Ri Un Suk
MF 12 Ri Un Gyong
FW 17 Kim Yong Ae
FW 8 Kil Son Hui
FW 10 Ri Kum Suk (c)   77'
Substitutions:
FW 19 Jong Pok Sim   77'
Manager:
  Kim Kwang-min
 
Nigeria:
GK 1 Precious Dede
DF 5 Onome Ebi   30'
DF 13 Christie George (c)
DF 14 Faith Ikidi
DF 16 Ulunma Jerome   52'
MF 2 Efioanwan Ekpo
MF 10 Rita Chikwelu   61'
FW 7 Stella Mbachu
FW 18 Cynthia Uwak
FW 8 Ifeanyi Chiejine   35'   80'
FW 4 Perpetua Nkwocha
Substitutions:
DF 19 Lilian Cole   30'
MF 15 Maureen Mmadu   61'
FW 11 Chi-Chi Igbo   80'
Manager:
  Ntiero Effiom

Nigeria vs United StatesEdit

Nigeria  0–1  United States
Report
 
Nigeria:
GK 1 Precious Dede
DF 19 Lilian Cole   14'
DF 13 Christie George (c)
DF 14 Faith Ikidi
DF 16 Ulunma Jerome
MF 2 Efioanwan Ekpo
MF 10 Rita Chikwelu
FW 7 Stella Mbachu
FW 18 Cynthia Uwak   83'
FW 11 Chi-Chi Igbo   22'
FW 4 Perpetua Nkwocha
Substitutions:
FW 8 Ifeanyi Chiejine   22'
MF 9 Ogonna Chukwudi   83'
Manager:
  Ntiero Effiom
 
United States:
GK 18 Hope Solo
DF 3 Christie Rampone   77'
DF 4 Cat Whitehill
DF 14 Stephanie Lopez
DF 15 Kate Markgraf
MF 13 Kristine Lilly (c)   84'
MF 7 Shannon Boxx
MF 11 Carli Lloyd   64'
MF 17 Lori Chalupny
FW 9 Heather O'Reilly
FW 20 Abby Wambach
Substitutions:
MF 12 Leslie Osborne   64'
DF 8 Tina Ellertson   77'
FW 6 Lindsay Tarpley   84'
Manager:
  Greg Ryan

North Korea vs SwedenEdit

North Korea  1–2  Sweden
Report
 
North Korea:
GK 21 Jon Myong Hui   88'
DF 3 Om Jong Ran
DF 5 Song Jong Sun
DF 15 Sonu Kyong Sun
DF 16 Kong Hye Ok
MF 2 Kim Kyong Hwa   56'
MF 9 Ri Un Suk
MF 12 Ri Un Gyong
FW 17 Kim Yong Ae   32'   60'
FW 8 Kil Son Hui   85'
FW 10 Ri Kum Suk (c)
Substitutions:
DF 20 Hong Myong Gum   56'
FW 19 Jong Pok Sim   60'
MF 6 Kim Ok Sim   85'
Manager:
  Kim Kwang-min
 
Sweden:
GK 1 Hedvig Lindahl
DF 2 Karolina Westberg
DF 4 Hanna Marklund
DF 16 Anna Paulson   69'
DF 13 Frida Östberg   31'
MF 5 Caroline Seger
MF 18 Nilla Fischer
MF 15 Therese Sjögran
MF 8 Lotta Schelin   82'
FW 10 Hanna Ljungberg   40'
FW 11 Victoria Svensson (c)
Substitutions:
DF 6 Sara Thunebro   40'   89'
FW 14 Sara Johansson   69'
FW 9 Therese Lundin   89'
Manager:
  Thomas Dennerby

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f "FIFA Women's World Cup China 2007 – Report and Statistics" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 2007. pp. 67–73. Retrieved 7 January 2020.