2015 FIFA Women's World Cup Group A
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2015 FIFA Women's World Cup Group A

Group A of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup consisted of hosts Canada, China, New Zealand and the Netherlands. Matches were played from 6 to 15 June 2015.

Teams

Draw position Team Confederation Method of
qualification
Date of
qualification
Finals
appearance
Last
appearance
Previous best
performance
FIFA Rankings
at start of event
A1 (seed)  Canada CONCACAF * Hosts 3 March 2011 6th 2011 Fourth place (2003) 8
A2  China PR AFC AFC Women's Asian Cup 3rd place 17 May 2014 6th 2007 Runners-up (1999) 16
A3  New Zealand OFC OFC Women's Nations Cup winners 29 October 2014 4th 2011 Group stage (1991, 2007, 2011) 17
A4  Netherlands UEFA UEFA play-off winners 27 November 2014 1st -- -- 12

Standings

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Group stage result
1  Canada (H) 3 1 2 0 2 1 +1 5 Advance to knockout stage
2  China PR 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
3  Netherlands 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
4  New Zealand 3 0 2 1 2 3 −1 2
Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: 1) points in all matches; 2) goal difference in all matches; 3) number of goals scored in all matches; 4) repeat 1-3 for matches between teams still tied; 5) lots drawn by FIFA.
(H) Host.

In the round of 16:

Matches

Canada vs China PR

Canada[1]
China PR[1]
GK 1 Erin McLeod
RB 9 Josée Bélanger
CB 3 Kadeisha Buchanan
CB 10 Lauren Sesselmann
LB 15 Allysha Chapman
CM 11 Desiree Scott Yellow card 22 Substituted off 71
CM 22 Ashley Lawrence
RW 14 Melissa Tancredi Substituted off 77
LW 16 Jonelle Filigno Substituted off 61
CF 12 Christine Sinclair (c)
CF 13 Sophie Schmidt
Substitutions:
MF 6 Kaylyn Kyle Substituted in 61
MF 17 Jessie Fleming Substituted in 71
FW 19 Adriana Leon Substituted in 77
Manager:
John Herdman
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GK 12 Wang Fei
RB 5 Wu Haiyan (c)
CB 14 Zhao Rong
CB 6 Li Dongna
LB 2 Liu Shanshan
CM 19 Tan Ruyin
CM 23 Ren Guixin
RW 21 Wang Lisi Substituted off 42
AM 10 Li Ying Substituted off 62
LW 17 Gu Yasha Substituted off 87
CF 9 Wang Shanshan
Substitutions:
MF 18 Han Peng Substituted in 42
MF 20 Zhang Rui Substituted in 62
MF 8 Ma Jun Substituted in 87
Manager:
Hao Wei

Player of the Match:
Sophie Schmidt (Canada)

Assistant referees:
Nataliya Rachynska (Ukraine)
Sanja Ro?ak-Kar?i? (Croatia)
Fourth official:
Stéphanie Frappart (France)
Fifth official:
Manuela Nicolosi (France)

New Zealand vs Netherlands

Attendance: 53,058
Referee: Quetzalli Alvarado (Mexico)
New Zealand[2]
Netherlands[2]
GK 1 Erin Nayler
RB 2 Ria Percival
CB 6 Rebekah Stott
CB 5 Abby Erceg (c)
LB 7 Ali Riley
RM 16 Annalie Longo
CM 4 Katie Hoyle
LM 14 Katie Bowen Substituted off 72
RF 17 Hannah Wilkinson
CF 9 Amber Hearn
LF 10 Sarah Gregorius Substituted off 67
Substitutions:
FW 8 Jasmine Pereira Substituted in 67
MF 12 Betsy Hassett Substituted in 72
 
Manager:
Tony Readings
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GK 1 Loes Geurts
RB 2 Desiree van Lunteren
CB 3 Stefanie van der Gragt
CB 4 Mandy van den Berg (c)
LB 5 Petra Hogewoning
RM 8 Sherida Spitse
CM 10 Daniëlle van de Donk Yellow card 32
LM 6 Anouk Dekker Substituted off 84
RF 7 Manon Melis
CF 9 Vivianne Miedema Substituted off 81
LF 11 Lieke Martens Yellow card 64 Substituted off 90+2
Substitutions:
FW 22 Shanice van de Sanden Substituted in 81
MF 17 Tessel Middag Substituted in 84
FW 19 Kirsten van de Ven Substituted in 90+2
Manager:
Roger Reijners

Player of the Match:
Lieke Martens (Netherlands)

Assistant referees:
Mayte Chávez (Mexico)
Enedina Caudillo (Mexico)
Fourth official:
Melissa Borjas (Honduras)
Fifth official:
Manuela Nicolosi (France)

China PR vs Netherlands

Attendance: 35,544
Referee: Yeimy Martinez (Colombia)
China[3]
Netherlands[3]
GK 12 Wang Fei
RB 5 Wu Haiyan (c)
CB 14 Zhao Rong
CB 6 Li Dongna
LB 2 Liu Shanshan
CM 19 Tan Ruyin
CM 23 Ren Guixin Substituted off 71
RW 21 Wang Lisi
AM 13 Tang Jiali Substituted off 86
LW 18 Han Peng
CF 9 Wang Shanshan  Substituted off 57
Substitutions:
MF 11 Wang Shuang Substituted in 57
MF 8 Ma Jun Substituted in 71
FW 16 Lou Jiahui Substituted in 86
Manager:
Hao Wei
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Player of the Match:
Li Dongna (China PR)

Assistant referees:
Janette Arcanjo (Brazil)
Liliana Bejarano (Bolivia)
Fourth official:
Lucia Venegas (Mexico)
Fifth official:
Loreto Toloza (Chile)

Canada vs New Zealand

Canada[4]
New Zealand[4]
GK 1 Erin McLeod
RB 9 Josée Bélanger
CB 3 Kadeisha Buchanan
CB 10 Lauren Sesselmann Substituted off 68
LB 15 Allysha Chapman Yellow card 31
CM 11 Desiree Scott Substituted off 73
CM 22 Ashley Lawrence
RW 14 Melissa Tancredi
LW 16 Jonelle Filigno Substituted off 63
CF 12 Christine Sinclair (c)
CF 13 Sophie Schmidt
Substitutions:
MF 6 Kaylyn Kyle Substituted in 63
MF 4 Carmelina Moscato Substituted in 68
FW 19 Adriana Leon Substituted in 73
Manager:
John Herdman
CAN-NZL-2015-06-11.svg
GK 1 Erin Nayler
RB 2 Ria Percival Yellow card 52
CB 6 Rebekah Stott
CB 5 Abby Erceg (c)
LB 7 Ali Riley
DM 4 Katie Hoyle
CM 16 Annalie Longo
CM 12 Betsy Hassett Substituted off 77
RF 17 Hannah Wilkinson Substituted off 89
CF 9 Amber Hearn
LF 10 Sarah Gregorius Yellow card 71 Substituted off 80
Substitutions:
MF 14 Katie Bowen Substituted in 77
FW 13 Rosie White Substituted in 80
FW 8 Jasmine Pereira Substituted in 89
 
Manager:
Tony Readings

Player of the Match:
Erin Nayler (New Zealand)

Assistant referees:
Katrin Rafalski (Germany)
Marina Wozniak (Germany)
Fourth official:
Abirami Naidu (Singapore)
Fifth official:
Loreto Toloza (Chile)

Netherlands vs Canada

Attendance: 45,420
Referee: Ri Hyang-ok (North Korea)
Netherlands[5]
Canada[5]

Player of the Match:
Manon Melis (Netherlands)

Assistant referees:
Hong Kum-nyo (North Korea)
Kim Kyoung-min (South Korea)
Fourth official:
Teodora Albon (Romania)
Fifth official:
Petru?a Iugulescu (Romania)

China PR vs New Zealand

Attendance: 26,191
China[6]
New Zealand[6]
GK 12 Wang Fei
RB 5 Wu Haiyan (c)
CB 14 Zhao Rong
CB 6 Li Dongna
LB 2 Liu Shanshan Yellow card 75
CM 19 Tan Ruyin
CM 23 Ren Guixin
RW 21 Wang Lisi Substituted off 90+3
AM 13 Tang Jiali Substituted off 72
LW 18 Han Peng Substituted off 84
CF 9 Wang Shanshan
Substitutions:
MF 11 Wang Shuang Yellow card 86 Substituted in 72
FW 16 Lou Jiahui Substituted in 84
FW 10 Li Ying Substituted in 90+3
Manager:
Hao Wei Red card 90+2[7][8]
CHN-NZL-2015-06-15.svg
GK 1 Erin Nayler
RB 2 Ria Percival
CB 6 Rebekah Stott
CB 5 Abby Erceg (c) Yellow card 83
LB 7 Ali Riley
DM 4 Katie Hoyle Yellow card 86
CM 12 Betsy Hassett Substituted off 46
CM 16 Annalie Longo
RF 10 Sarah Gregorius Substituted off 46
CF 9 Amber Hearn
LF 17 Hannah Wilkinson
Substitutions:
FW 13 Rosie White Substituted in 46Substituted off 89
MF 14 Katie Bowen Substituted in 46
MF 11 Kirsty Yallop Substituted in 89
Manager:
Tony Readings

Player of the Match:
Annalie Longo (New Zealand)

Assistant referees:
Katrin Rafalski (Germany)
Marina Wozniak (Germany)
Fourth official:
Abirami Naidu (Singapore)
Fifth official:
Anna Nyström (Sweden)

References

  1. ^ a b "Tactical Line-up - Canada-China" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 6 June 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Tactical Line-up - New Zealand-Netherlands" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 6 June 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Tactical Line-up - China-Netherlands" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 11 June 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Tactical Line-up - Canada-New Zealand" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 11 June 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Tactical Line-up - Netherlands-Canada" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 15 June 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  6. ^ a b "Tactical Line-up - China-New Zealand" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 15 June 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  7. ^ "Chinese Coach Sent Off..." Paul Friesen, Toronto Sun, 15 June 2015
  8. ^ "Chinese Coach Ejected," Mike Foss, USA Today, 16 June 2015

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