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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 PR
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

Contents

QualificationEdit

SeedingsEdit

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

StadiumEdit

Group stageEdit

All times UTC+7

Group AEdit

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

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

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

Group BEdit

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
Australia  4–0  Chinese Taipei
Heather Garriock   19'42'
Jenna Tristram   51'
Lisa De Vanna   82'
Report
Attendance: 600
Japan  1–3  South Korea
Yuki Nagasato   10' Report Cha Yun-hee   18'
Park Hee-young   31'54'
Attendance: 600
Referee: Bentla D'Coth (India)

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

Australia  1–3  Japan
Clare Polkinghorne   70' Report Kozue Ando   8'
Yuki Nagasato   33'
Aya Miyama   50'
Attendance: 300
South Korea  2–0  Chinese Taipei
Kim Yoo-mi   23'
Kim Soo-yun   90+2'
Report
Attendance: 250

Knockout stageEdit

All times UTC+7

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

Semi-finalEdit

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

Third place matchEdit

Australia  0–3  Japan
Report Yuki Nagasato   15'
Aya Miyama   78'
Homare Sawa   86'
Attendance: 1,200

FinalEdit

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

AwardsEdit

 2008 AFC Women's Championship Winners 
 
North Korea
Third title

ReferencesEdit

  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.
  4. ^ Ormond, Aidan (15 April 2008). "Asian Cup Venue Revealed...At Last - Australia News - Australian FourFourTwo - The Ultimate Football Website". Au.fourfourtwo.com. Retrieved 4 August 2012.

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