2008 AFC Women's Asian Cup

The 2008 AFC Women's Asian Cup was played in Vietnam from 28 May to 8 June 2008. It was won by North Korea.[1][2][3]

2008 AFC Women's Asian Cup
Tournament details
Host countryVietnam
Dates28 May – 8 June
Teams8 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)2 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions North Korea (3rd title)
Runners-up China
Third place Japan
Fourth place Australia
Tournament statistics
Matches played16
Goals scored57 (3.56 per match)
Attendance21,950 (1,372 per match)
Top scorer(s)North Korea Ri Kum-suk (7 goals)
2006
2010

Qualification edit

Seedings edit

The draw was held on 18 April 2008 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Venues edit

The tournament was held entirely in the following two venues. Both are in Ho Chi Minh City.

Group stage edit

All times UTC+7

Group A edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  North Korea 3 3 0 0 9 0 +9 9
  China 3 2 0 1 6 2 +4 6
  Vietnam 3 1 0 2 1 4 −3 3
  Thailand 3 0 0 3 1 11 −10 0
Source: RSSSF
North Korea  5–0  Thailand
Kim Kyong-hwa   8', 39'
Ri Kum-suk   30'
Ri Un-suk   51'
Kim Yong-ae   90+1'
Report (AFC)
Report
Attendance: 2,000
China  1–0  Vietnam
Xu Yuan   31' Report (AFC)
Report

Vietnam  0–3  North Korea
Report (AFC)
Report
Ri Un-gyong   11' (pen.)
Ri Kum-suk   39', 67'
Thailand  1–5  China
Nisa Romyen   37' Report (AFC)
Report
Liu Sa   11'
Qu Feifei   20', 73'
Xu Yuan   22'
Pu Wei   86'
Attendance: 300
Referee: Baba Sachiko (Japan)

China  0–1  North Korea
Report (AFC)
Report
Ri Un-gyong   34'
Attendance: 200
Vietnam  1–0  Thailand
Đoàn Thị Kim Chi   70' Report (AFC)
Report
Attendance: 2,500
Referee: Baba Sachiko (Japan)

Group B edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Japan 3 2 0 1 15 4 +11 6
  Australia 3 2 0 1 7 3 +4 6
  South Korea 3 2 0 1 5 3 +2 6
  Chinese Taipei 3 0 0 3 0 17 −17 0
Source: RSSSF
Australia  4–0  Chinese Taipei
Garriock   19', 42'
Tristram   51'
De Vanna   82'
Report (AFC)
Report
Attendance: 600
Japan  1–3  South Korea
Nagasato   10' Report (AFC)
Report
Cha Yun-hee   18'
Park Hee-young   31', 54'
Attendance: 600
Referee: Bentla D'Coth (India)

Chinese Taipei  0–11  Japan
Report (AFC)
Report
Sameshima   21'
Utsugi   29', 65'
Ando   51'
Arakawa   55'
Maruyama   66', 89'
Goto   76'
Kato   81'
Lee Hsiu-chin   82' (o.g.)
Nagasato   90+1'
South Korea  0–2  Australia
Report (AFC)
Report
Perry   30'
De Vanna   69'
Attendance: 300
Referee: Bentla D'Coth (India)

Australia  1–3  Japan
Polkinghorne   70' Report (AFC)
Report
Ando   8'
Nagasato   33'
Miyama   50'
Attendance: 300
South Korea  2–0  Chinese Taipei
Kim Yu-mi   23'
Kim Soo-yun   90+2'
Report (AFC)
Report
Attendance: 250

Knockout stage edit

All times UTC+7

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
5 June
 
 
  North Korea 3
 
8 June
 
  Australia 0
 
  North Korea 2
 
5 June
 
  China 1
 
  Japan 1
 
 
  China 3
 
Third place
 
 
8 June
 
 
  Australia 0
 
 
  Japan 3

Semi-final edit

North Korea  3–0  Australia
Ri Kum-suk   2', 41', 60' Report (AFC)
Report
Attendance: 2,700
Japan  1–3  China
Sawa   47' Report (AFC)
Report
Wang Dandan   63', 68'
Han Duan   75'
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Bentla D'Coth (India)

Third place match edit

Australia  0–3  Japan
Report (AFC)
Report
Nagasato   15'
Miyama   78'
Sawa   86'
Attendance: 1,200

Final edit

North Korea  2–1  China
Ri Kum-suk   55'
Ri Yong-ae   68'
Report (AFC)
Report
Bi Yan   12'
Attendance: 2,500
Referee: Sachiko Baba (Japan)

Awards edit

 2008 AFC Women's Championship winners 
 
North Korea
Third title

Goalscorers edit

There were 57 goals scored in 16 matches, for an average of 3.56 goals per match.

7 goals

4 goals

2 goals

1 goal

1 own goal

  •   Lee Hsiu-chin (against Japan)

Tournament teams ranking edit

This table will show the ranking of teams throughout the tournament.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Final result
1   North Korea 5 5 0 0 14 1 +13 15 Champions
2   China 5 3 0 2 10 5 +5 9 Runners-up
3   Japan 5 3 0 2 19 7 +12 9 Third place
4   Australia 5 2 0 3 7 9 −2 6 Fourth place
5   South Korea 3 2 0 1 5 3 +2 6 Eliminated in
group stage
6   Vietnam (H) 3 1 0 2 1 4 −3 3
7   Thailand 3 0 0 3 1 11 −10 0
8   Chinese Taipei 3 0 0 3 0 17 −17 0
Source:[citation needed]
(H) Hosts

References edit

  1. ^ "North Korea beats China 2-1 to win the title". The New York Times. Retrieved 1 August 2012.
  2. ^ "North Korea wins Asian Cup opener". Usatoday.Com. 28 May 2008. Retrieved 4 August 2012.
  3. ^ "Korea DPR win AFC Women's Asian Cup". FIFA.com. 8 June 2008. Retrieved 4 August 2012.[dead link]
  4. ^ Ormond, Aidan (15 April 2008). "Asian Cup Venue Revealed...At Last - Australia News - Australian FourFourTwo - The Ultimate Football Website". Au.fourfourtwo.com. Archived from the original on 8 January 2009. Retrieved 4 August 2012.

External links edit