2019 FIFA Women's World Cup Group A

Group A of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup took place from 7 to 17 June 2019.[1] The group consisted of hosts France, Nigeria, Norway and South Korea.[2] The top two teams, France and Norway, along with the third-placed team, Nigeria (as one of the four best third-placed teams), advanced to the round of 16.[3]

TeamsEdit

Draw position Team Pot Confederation Method of
qualification
Date of
qualification
Finals
appearance
Last
appearance
Previous best
performance
FIFA Rankings
December 2018[nb 1] March 2019
A1   France 1 UEFA Hosts 19 March 2015 4th 2015 Fourth place (2011) 3 4
A2   South Korea 3 AFC AFC Women's Asian Cup 5th place 16 April 2018 3rd 2015 Round of 16 (2015) 14 14
A3   Norway 2 UEFA UEFA Group 3 winners 4 September 2018 8th 2015 Winners (1995) 13 12
A4   Nigeria 4 CAF Africa Women Cup of Nations champions 27 November 2018 8th 2015 Quarter-finals (1999) 39 38

Notes

  1. ^ The rankings of December 2018 were used for seeding for the final draw.

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   France (H) 3 3 0 0 7 1 +6 9 Advance to knockout stage
2   Norway 3 2 0 1 6 3 +3 6
3   Nigeria 3 1 0 2 2 4 −2 3
4   South Korea 3 0 0 3 1 8 −7 0
Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
(H) Host

In the round of 16:

MatchesEdit

All times listed are local, CEST (UTC+2).[1]

France vs South KoreaEdit

France  4–0  South Korea
Report
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
France[5]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
South Korea[5]
GK 16 Sarah Bouhaddi
RB 4 Marion Torrent
CB 19 Griedge Mbock Bathy
CB 3 Wendie Renard
LB 10 Amel Majri   74'
CM 6 Amandine Henry (c)
CM 17 Gaëtane Thiney   86'
CM 15 Élise Bussaglia
RF 20 Delphine Cascarino   70'
CF 11 Kadidiatou Diani
LF 9 Eugénie Le Sommer
Substitutions:
FW 13 Valérie Gauvin   70'
DF 2 Ève Périsset   74'
MF 8 Grace Geyoro   86'
Manager:
Corinne Diacre
 
GK 18 Kim Min-jeong
RB 20 Kim Hye-ri
CB 4 Hwang Bo-ram
CB 5 Kim Do-yeon
LB 16 Jang Sel-gi
CM 15 Lee Young-ju   69'
CM 10 Ji So-yun
CM 8 Cho So-hyun (c)
RF 12 Kang Yu-mi   52'
CF 11 Jung Seol-bin   86'
LF 17 Lee Geum-min
Substitutions:
MF 23 Kang Chae-rim   52'
MF 7 Lee Min-a   69'
FW 13 Yeo Min-ji   86'
Manager:
Yoon Deok-yeo

Player of the Match:
Wendie Renard (France)[6]

Assistant referees:[5]
Luciana Mascaraña (Uruguay)
Mónica Amboya (Ecuador)
Fourth official:
Melissa Borjas (Honduras)
Reserve assistant referee:
Mariana de Almeida (Argentina)
Video assistant referee:
Mauro Vigliano (Argentina)
Assistant video assistant referees:
José María Sánchez Martínez (Spain)
Felisha Mariscal (United States)

Norway vs NigeriaEdit

Norway  3–0  Nigeria
Report
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Norway[8]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nigeria[8]
GK 1 Ingrid Hjelmseth
RB 2 Ingrid Wold
CB 6 Maren Mjelde (c)
CB 3 Maria Thorisdottir
LB 17 Kristine Minde
RM 10 Caroline Graham Hansen
CM 8 Vilde Bøe Risa   84'
CM 14 Ingrid Syrstad Engen
LM 16 Guro Reiten   90+1'
CF 9 Isabell Herlovsen
CF 11 Lisa-Marie Utland   80'
Substitutions:
FW 7 Elise Thorsnes   80'
MF 18 Frida Maanum   84'
FW 20 Emilie Haavi   90+1'
Manager:
  Martin Sjögren
 
GK 1 Tochukwu Oluehi
RB 14 Faith Michael   54'
CB 3 Osinachi Ohale
CB 5 Onome Ebi
LB 4 Ngozi Ebere
CM 18 Halimatu Ayinde   51'
CM 13 Ngozi Okobi-Okeoghene
CM 10 Rita Chikwelu
RF 8 Asisat Oshoala
CF 9 Desire Oparanozie (c)   13'   71'
LF 17 Francisca Ordega   45+1'
Substitutions:
FW 11 Chinaza Uchendu   51'
DF 20 Chidinma Okeke   54'
FW 12 Uchenna Kanu   71'
Manager:
  Thomas Dennerby

Player of the Match:
Guro Reiten (Norway)[9]

Assistant referees:[8]
Kathryn Nesbitt (United States)
Chantal Boudreau (Canada)
Fourth official:
Casey Reibelt (Australia)
Reserve assistant referee:
Maiko Hagio (Japan)
Video assistant referee:
Danny Makkelie (Netherlands)
Assistant video assistant referees:
Mohammed Abdulla Hassan Mohamed (United Arab Emirates)
Sian Massey-Ellis (England)

Nigeria vs South KoreaEdit

Nigeria  2–0  South Korea
Report
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nigeria[11]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
South Korea[11]
GK 16 Chiamaka Nnadozie
RB 20 Chidinma Okeke
CB 3 Osinachi Ohale
CB 5 Onome Ebi
LB 4 Ngozi Ebere
CM 11 Chinaza Uchendu   65'
CM 13 Ngozi Okobi-Okeoghene
CM 10 Rita Chikwelu   61'
RF 8 Asisat Oshoala   83'
CF 9 Desire Oparanozie (c)
LF 17 Francisca Ordega   80'
Substitutions:
MF 18 Halimatu Ayinde   65'
FW 7 Anam Imo   80'
FW 12 Uchenna Kanu   83'
Manager:
  Thomas Dennerby
 
GK 18 Kim Min-jeong
RB 20 Kim Hye-ri
CB 4 Hwang Bo-ram   71'
CB 5 Kim Do-yeon
LB 16 Jang Sel-gi
DM 8 Cho So-hyun (c)
CM 7 Lee Min-a   56'
CM 10 Ji So-yun   49'
RM 23 Kang Chae-rim   76'
LM 17 Lee Geum-min
CF 11 Jung Seol-bin   56'
Substitutions:
FW 13 Yeo Min-ji   56'
MF 9 Moon Mi-ra   56'
MF 19 Lee So-dam   76'
Manager:
Yoon Deok-yeo

Player of the Match:
Asisat Oshoala (Nigeria)[12]

Assistant referees:[11]
Ekaterina Kurochkina (Russia)
Petruța Iugulescu (Romania)
Fourth official:
Katja Koroleva (United States)
Reserve assistant referee:
Julia Magnusson (Sweden)
Video assistant referee:
Carlos del Cerro Grande (Spain)
Assistant video assistant referees:
Paolo Valeri (Italy)
Leslie Vásquez (Chile)

France vs NorwayEdit

France  2–1  Norway
Report
Attendance: 34,872[13]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
France[14]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Norway[14]
GK 16 Sarah Bouhaddi
RB 4 Marion Torrent
CB 19 Griedge Mbock Bathy
CB 3 Wendie Renard
LB 10 Amel Majri
CM 6 Amandine Henry (c)
CM 17 Gaëtane Thiney   82'
CM 15 Élise Bussaglia
RF 11 Kadidiatou Diani
CF 13 Valérie Gauvin   85'
LF 9 Eugénie Le Sommer   56'
Substitutions:
MF 14 Charlotte Bilbault   82'
FW 20 Delphine Cascarino   85'
Manager:
Corinne Diacre
 
GK 1 Ingrid Hjelmseth
RB 2 Ingrid Wold   86'
CB 6 Maren Mjelde (c)
CB 3 Maria Thorisdottir
LB 17 Kristine Minde
RM 21 Karina Sævik   76'
CM 8 Vilde Bøe Risa   90+1'
CM 14 Ingrid Syrstad Engen   71'
LM 16 Guro Reiten
CF 10 Caroline Graham Hansen
CF 9 Isabell Herlovsen
Substitutions:
FW 11 Lisa-Marie Utland   76'
MF 5 Synne Skinnes Hansen   86'
MF 18 Frida Maanum   90+1'
Manager:
  Martin Sjögren

Player of the Match:
Valérie Gauvin (France)[15]

Assistant referees:[14]
Katrin Rafalski (Germany)
Chrysoula Kourompylia (Greece)
Fourth official:
Riem Hussein (Germany)
Reserve assistant referee:
Lisa Rashid (England)
Video assistant referee:
Felix Zwayer (Germany)
Assistant video assistant referees:
Sascha Stegemann (Germany)
Chantal Boudreau (Canada)

Nigeria vs FranceEdit

Nigeria  0–1  France
Report
Attendance: 28,267[16]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nigeria[17]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
France[17]
GK 16 Chiamaka Nnadozie   77'
RB 20 Chidinma Okeke
CB 5 Onome Ebi
CB 3 Osinachi Ohale
LB 4 Ngozi Ebere   28'   75'
CM 18 Halimatu Ayinde
CM 13 Ngozi Okobi-Okeoghene
CM 10 Rita Chikwelu   90+9'
RF 17 Francisca Ordega   84'
CF 8 Asisat Oshoala   85'
LF 9 Desire Oparanozie (c)   90'
Substitutions:
MF 6 Evelyn Nwabuoku   84'
FW 7 Anam Imo   85'
FW 12 Uchenna Kanu   90'
Manager:
  Thomas Dennerby
 
GK 16 Sarah Bouhaddi
RB 2 Ève Périsset
CB 19 Griedge Mbock Bathy
CB 3 Wendie Renard
LB 10 Amel Majri
CM 6 Amandine Henry (c)
CM 17 Gaëtane Thiney   89'
CM 14 Charlotte Bilbault
RF 20 Delphine Cascarino   62'
CF 13 Valérie Gauvin   45+1'   62'
LF 18 Viviane Asseyi
Substitutions:
FW 9 Eugénie Le Sommer   62'
FW 11 Kadidiatou Diani   62'
MF 8 Grace Geyoro   89'
Manager:
Corinne Diacre

Player of the Match:
Wendie Renard (France)[18]

Assistant referees:[17]
Shirley Perello (Honduras)
Felisha Mariscal (United States)
Fourth official:
María Carvajal (Chile)
Reserve assistant referee:
Leslie Vásquez (Chile)
Video assistant referee:
Danny Makkelie (Netherlands)
Assistant video assistant referees:
Paweł Gil (Poland)
Loreto Toloza (Chile)

South Korea vs NorwayEdit

South Korea  1–2  Norway
Report
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
South Korea[20]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Norway[20]
GK 18 Kim Min-jeong
RB 2 Lee Eun-mi   79'
CB 14 Shin Dam-yeong
CB 5 Kim Do-yeon
LB 16 Jang Sel-gi
CM 23 Kang Chae-rim   66'
CM 10 Ji So-yun
CM 8 Cho So-hyun (c)   4'
RF 17 Lee Geum-min
CF 13 Yeo Min-ji   85'
LF 9 Moon Mi-ra   82'
Substitutions:
MF 7 Lee Min-a   66'
DF 3 Jeong Yeong-a   79'
MF 12 Kang Yu-mi   82'
Manager:
Yoon Deok-yeo
 
GK 1 Ingrid Hjelmseth
RB 2 Ingrid Wold
CB 6 Maren Mjelde (c)
CB 3 Maria Thorisdottir
LB 17 Kristine Minde
RM 10 Caroline Graham Hansen   54'
CM 8 Vilde Bøe Risa
CM 14 Ingrid Syrstad Engen
LM 16 Guro Reiten
CF 11 Lisa-Marie Utland   46'
CF 9 Isabell Herlovsen   69'
Substitutions:
MF 21 Karina Sævik   46'
MF 18 Frida Maanum   54'
FW 7 Elise Thorsnes   69'
Manager:
  Martin Sjögren

Player of the Match:
Caroline Graham Hansen (Norway)[21]

Assistant referees:[20]
Princess Brown (Jamaica)
Stephanie-Dale Yee Sing (Jamaica)
Fourth official:
Gladys Lengwe (Zambia)
Reserve assistant referee:
Maria Salamasina (Samoa)
Video assistant referee:
Chris Beath (Australia)
Assistant video assistant referees:
Mohammed Abdulla Hassan Mohamed (United Arab Emirates)
Lucie Ratajová (Czech Republic)

DisciplineEdit

Fair play points would have been used as tiebreakers in the group if the overall and head-to-head records of teams were tied, or if teams had the same record in the ranking of third-placed teams. These were calculated based on yellow and red cards received in all group matches as follows:[3]

  • first yellow card: minus 1 point;
  • indirect red card (second yellow card): minus 3 points;
  • direct red card: minus 4 points;
  • yellow card and direct red card: minus 5 points;

Only one of the above deductions were applied to a player in a single match.

Team Match 1 Match 2 Match 3 Points
                                   
  Norway 1 −1
  France 1 1 −2
  South Korea 2 2 −4
  Nigeria 2 1 2 1 −8

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Match Schedule FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 8 December 2018. Retrieved 8 December 2018.
  2. ^ "FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019 match schedule confirmed". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 8 December 2018. Retrieved 8 December 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Regulations – FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019" (PDF). FIFA. Retrieved 8 December 2018.
  4. ^ "Match report – Group A – France v Korea Republic" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 7 June 2019. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  5. ^ a b c "Tactical Line-up – Group A – France v Korea Republic" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 7 June 2019. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  6. ^ "France v Korea Republic – Player of the Match". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 7 June 2019. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  7. ^ "Match report – Group A – Norway v Nigeria" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 8 June 2019. Retrieved 8 June 2019.
  8. ^ a b c "Tactical Line-up – Group A – Norway v Nigeria" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 8 June 2019. Retrieved 8 June 2019.
  9. ^ "Norway v Nigeria – Player of the Match". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 8 June 2019. Retrieved 8 June 2019.
  10. ^ "Match report – Group A – Nigeria v Korea Republic" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 12 June 2019. Retrieved 12 June 2019.
  11. ^ a b c "Tactical Line-up – Group A – Nigeria v Korea Republic" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 12 June 2019. Retrieved 12 June 2019.
  12. ^ "Nigeria v Korea Republic – Player of the Match". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 12 June 2019. Retrieved 12 June 2019.
  13. ^ "Match report – Group A – France v Norway" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 12 June 2019. Retrieved 12 June 2019.
  14. ^ a b c "Tactical Line-up – Group A – France v Norway" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 12 June 2019. Retrieved 12 June 2019.
  15. ^ "France v Norway – Player of the Match". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 12 June 2019. Retrieved 12 June 2019.
  16. ^ "Match report – Group A – Nigeria v France" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 17 June 2019. Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  17. ^ a b c "Tactical Line-up – Group A – Nigeria v France" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 17 June 2019. Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  18. ^ "Nigeria v France – Player of the Match". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 17 June 2019. Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  19. ^ "Match report – Group A – Korea Republic v Norway" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 17 June 2019. Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  20. ^ a b c "Tactical Line-up – Group A – Korea Republic v Norway" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 17 June 2019. Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  21. ^ "Korea Republic v Norway – Player of the Match". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 17 June 2019. Retrieved 17 June 2019.

External linksEdit