2015 FIFA Women's World Cup Group A

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The 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup Group A is a group in the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup that include Canada, Netherlands, China, New Zealand.[1]

Table[change | change source]

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

Matches[change | change source]

Canada vs China PR[change | change source]

Canada 1–0 China PR
Sinclair Goal 90+2' (pen.) Report
Canada[2]
China PR[2]
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 Rođak-Karšić (Croatia)
Fourth official:
Stéphanie Frappart (France)
Fifth official:
Manuela Nicolosi (France)

New Zealand vs Netherlands[change | change source]

New Zealand 0–1 Netherlands
Report Martens Goal 33'
Attendance: 53,058
Referee: Quetzalli Alvarado (Mexico)
New Zealand[3]
Netherlands[3]
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[change | change source]

China PR 1–0 Netherlands
Wang Lisi Goal 90+1' Report
Attendance: 35,544
Referee: Yeimy Martinez (Colombia)
China[4]
Netherlands[4]
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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GK 16 Sari van Veenendaal
RB 2 Desiree van Lunteren
CB 3 Stefanie van der Gragt
CB 4 Mandy van den Berg (c)
LB 5 Petra Hogewoning Substituted off 59'
CM 17 Tessel Middag Substituted off 70'
CM 10 Daniëlle van de Donk
CM 8 Sherida Spitse
RF 7 Manon Melis
CF 9 Vivianne Miedema
LF 11 Lieke Martens
Substitutions:
MF 15 Merel van Dongen Substituted in 59'
FW 6 Anouk Dekker Substituted in 70'
Manager:
Roger Reijners

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[change | change source]

Canada 0–0 New Zealand
Report
Canada[5]
New Zealand[5]
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
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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[change | change source]

Netherlands 1–1 Canada
Van de Ven Goal 87' Report Lawrence Goal 10'
Attendance: 45,420
Referee: Ri Hyang-ok (North Korea)
Netherlands[6]
Canada[6]
GK 1 Loes Geurts
RB 2 Desiree van Lunteren Substituted off 13'
CB 3 Stefanie van der Gragt Yellow card 73'
CB 4 Mandy van den Berg (c)
LB 15 Merel van Dongen
CM 6 Anouk Dekker
CM 10 Daniëlle van de Donk Substituted off 72'
CM 8 Sherida Spitse
RF 7 Manon Melis
CF 9 Vivianne Miedema
LF 11 Lieke Martens
Substitutions:
DF 13 Dominique Janssen Substituted in 13'
FW 19 Kirsten van de Ven Substituted in 72'
Manager:
Roger Reijners
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GK 1 Erin McLeod
RB 9 Josée Bélanger Yellow card 72'
CB 3 Kadeisha Buchanan
CB 4 Carmelina Moscato
LB 15 Allysha Chapman
CM 17 Jessie Fleming Substituted off 61'
CM 6 Kaylyn Kyle Substituted off 61'
CM 22 Ashley Lawrence
RF 13 Sophie Schmidt Substituted off 81'
CF 12 Christine Sinclair (c)
LF 19 Adriana Leon
Substitutions:
MF 11 Desiree Scott Substituted in 61'
FW 14 Melissa Tancredi Substituted in 61'
DF 7 Rhian Wilkinson Substituted in 81'
Manager:
John Herdman

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:
Petruța Iugulescu (Romania)

China PR vs New Zealand[change | change source]

China PR 2–2 New Zealand
Wang Lisi Goal 41' (pen.)
Wang Shanshan Goal 60'
Report Stott Goal 28'
Wilkinson Goal 64'
Attendance: 26,191
China[7]
New Zealand[7]
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'[8][9]
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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 46'Substituted 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)

Statistics[change | change source]

Top scorers[change | change source]

1 goal

References[change | change source]

  1. FIFA.com. "FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019™ - Groups - FIFA.com". www.fifa.com. Archived from the original on 2019-06-26. Retrieved 2017-10-29.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Tactical Line-up – Canada-China" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 6 June 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 July 2015. Retrieved 6 June 2015.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Tactical Line-up – New Zealand-Netherlands" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 6 June 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 July 2015. Retrieved 6 June 2015.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Tactical Line-up – China-Netherlands" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 11 June 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 July 2015. Retrieved 11 June 2015.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Tactical Line-up – Canada-New Zealand" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 11 June 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 July 2015. Retrieved 11 June 2015.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Tactical Line-up – Netherlands-Canada" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 15 June 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 June 2015. Retrieved 15 June 2015.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Tactical Line-up – China-New Zealand" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 15 June 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 June 2015. Retrieved 15 June 2015.
  8. "China coach sent off for bizarrely obstructing New Zealand player - Toronto Sun". 16 June 2015.
  9. "Chinese coach ejected after belly-bumping New Zealand player in Women's World Cup". 16 June 2015.