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2007 FIFA Women's World Cup Group B

Group 2 of the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup was one of four groups of nations competing at the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup. The group's first round of matches began on September 11 and its last matches were played on September 18. Most matches were played at the Chengdu Sports Center in Chengdu. All 4 teams in this group were drawn to Group A in previous edition, the first time in FIFA tournaments history.

United States topped the group, joined in the second round by North Korea, the only team the United States failed to beat. Sweden surprisingly failed to make the second round.

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 United States 7 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3
 North Korea 4 3 1 1 1 5 4 +1
 Sweden 4 3 1 1 1 3 4 −1
 Nigeria 1 3 0 1 2 1 4 −3

All times are local (UTC+8)


United States vs North Korea

United States 2 – 2 North Korea
Wambach Goal 50'
O'Reilly Goal 69'
Report Kil Son-Hui Goal 58'
Kim Yong-Ae Goal 60'
Attendance: 35,100
Referee: Nicole Petignat (Switzerland)
United States
United States:
GK 18 Hope Solo
DF 3 Christie Rampone Yellow card 45'
DF 4 Cat Whitehill
DF 14 Stephanie Lopez
DF 15 Kate Markgraf
MF 13 Kristine Lilly (c)
MF 7 Shannon Boxx
MF 11 Carli Lloyd
MF 17 Lori Chalupny
FW 9 Heather O'Reilly Substituted off 90+2'
FW 20 Abby Wambach
Substitutions:
FW 6 Natasha Kai Substituted in 90+2'
Manager:
United States Greg Ryan
North Korea
North Korea:
GK 21 Jon Myong Hui
DF 3 Om Jong Ran
DF 5 Song Jong Sun
DF 15 Sonu Kyong Sun
DF 16 Kong Hye Ok
MF 2 Kim Kyong Hwa
MF 7 Ho Sun Hui Substituted off 22'
MF 9 Ri Un Suk
MF 12 Ri Un Gyong
FW 8 Kil Son Hui
FW 10 Ri Kum Suk (c)
Substitutions:
FW 17 Kim Yong Ae Substituted in 22' Substituted off 90'
FW 19 Jong Pok Sim Yellow card 90+1' Substituted in 90'
Manager:
North Korea Kim Kwang-min

Sweden vs Nigeria

Sweden 1 – 1 Nigeria
Svensson Goal 50' Report Uwak Goal 82'
Attendance: 21,740
Referee: Niu Huijun (China)
Sweden
Sweden:
GK 1 Hedvig Lindahl
DF 3 Stina Segerström
DF 4 Hanna Marklund
DF 6 Sara Thunebro
DF 16 Anna Paulson
DF 13 Frida Östberg
MF 5 Caroline Seger
MF 15 Therese Sjögran Yellow card 12'
MF 8 Lotta Schelin Substituted off 83'
FW 10 Hanna Ljungberg Substituted off 69'
FW 11 Victoria Svensson (c)
Substitutions:
FW 14 Sara Johansson Substituted in 69'
MF 20 Linda Forsberg Substituted in 83'
Manager:
Sweden Thomas Dennerby
Nigeria
Nigeria:
GK 1 Precious Dede
DF 5 Onome Ebi
DF 13 Christie George (c)
DF 14 Faith Ikidi
DF 16 Ulunma Jerome
MF 15 Maureen Mmadu Substituted off 59'
MF 10 Rita Chikwelu
FW 11 Chi-Chi Igbo Substituted off 35'
FW 18 Cynthia Uwak
FW 8 Ifeanyi Chiejine
FW 4 Perpetua Nkwocha
Substitutions:
FW 7 Stella Mbachu Substituted in 35'
MF 2 Efioanwan Ekpo Substituted in 59'
Manager:
Nigeria Ntiero Effiom

United States vs Sweden

United States 2 – 0 Sweden
Wambach Goal 34' (pen.)58' Report
Attendance: 35,600
Referee: Gyöngyi Gaál (Hungary)
United States
United States:
GK 18 Hope Solo
DF 3 Christie Rampone
DF 4 Cat Whitehill
DF 14 Stephanie Lopez
DF 15 Kate Markgraf
MF 13 Kristine Lilly (c)
MF 12 Leslie Osborne
MF 11 Carli Lloyd Substituted off 46'
MF 17 Lori Chalupny
FW 6 Lindsay Tarpley Substituted off 67'
FW 20 Abby Wambach
Substitutions:
MF 7 Shannon Boxx Substituted in 46'
FW 9 Heather O'Reilly Substituted in 67'
Manager:
United States Greg Ryan
Sweden
Sweden:
GK 1 Hedvig Lindahl
DF 3 Stina Segerström Yellow card 34' Substituted off 81'
DF 4 Hanna Marklund
DF 16 Anna Paulson
DF 13 Frida Östberg
MF 5 Caroline Seger Yellow card 90+3'
MF 20 Linda Forsberg
MF 15 Therese Sjögran Substituted off 65'
MF 8 Lotta Schelin
FW 10 Hanna Ljungberg
FW 11 Victoria Svensson (c)
Substitutions:
MF 18 Nilla Fischer Substituted in 65'
FW 9 Therese Lundin Substituted in 81'
Manager:
Sweden Thomas Dennerby

North Korea vs Nigeria

North Korea 2 – 0 Nigeria
Kim Kyong-Hwa Goal 17'
Ri Kum-Suk Goal 21'
Report
Attendance: 35,600
Referee: Tammy Ogston (Australia)
North Korea
North Korea:
GK 21 Jon Myong Hui
DF 3 Om Jong Ran
DF 5 Song Jong Sun
DF 15 Sonu Kyong Sun
DF 16 Kong Hye Ok
MF 2 Kim Kyong Hwa Substituted off 77'
MF 9 Ri Un Suk
MF 12 Ri Un Gyong
FW 17 Kim Yong Ae
FW 8 Kil Son Hui
FW 10 Ri Kum Suk (c) Yellow card 77'
Substitutions:
FW 19 Jong Pok Sim Substituted in 77'
Manager:
North Korea Kim Kwang-min
Nigeria
Nigeria:
GK 1 Precious Dede
DF 5 Onome Ebi Substituted off 30'
DF 13 Christie George (c)
DF 14 Faith Ikidi
DF 16 Ulunma Jerome Yellow card 52'
MF 2 Efioanwan Ekpo
MF 10 Rita Chikwelu Substituted off 61'
FW 7 Stella Mbachu
FW 18 Cynthia Uwak
FW 8 Ifeanyi Chiejine Yellow card 35' Substituted off 80'
FW 4 Perpetua Nkwocha
Substitutions:
DF 19 Lilian Cole Substituted in 30'
MF 15 Maureen Mmadu Substituted in 61'
FW 11 Chi-Chi Igbo Substituted in 80'
Manager:
Nigeria Ntiero Effiom

North Korea vs Sweden

North Korea 1 – 2 Sweden
Ri Un Suk Goal 22' Report Schelin Goal 4'54'
Attendance: 33,196
Referee: Christine Beck (Germany)
North Korea
North Korea:
GK 21 Jon Myong Hui Yellow card 88'
DF 3 Om Jong Ran
DF 5 Song Jong Sun
DF 15 Sonu Kyong Sun
DF 16 Kong Hye Ok
MF 2 Kim Kyong Hwa Substituted off 56'
MF 9 Ri Un Suk
MF 12 Ri Un Gyong
FW 17 Kim Yong Ae Yellow card 32' Substituted off 60'
FW 8 Kil Son Hui Substituted off 85'
FW 10 Ri Kum Suk (c)
Substitutions:
DF 20 Hong Myong Gum Substituted in 56'
FW 19 Jong Pok Sim Substituted in 60'
MF 6 Kim Ok Sim Substituted in 85'
Manager:
North Korea Kim Kwang-min
Sweden
Sweden:
GK 1 Hedvig Lindahl
DF 2 Karolina Westberg
DF 4 Hanna Marklund
DF 16 Anna Paulson Substituted off 69'
DF 13 Frida Östberg Yellow card 31'
MF 5 Caroline Seger
MF 18 Nilla Fischer
MF 15 Therese Sjögran
MF 8 Lotta Schelin Yellow card 82'
FW 10 Hanna Ljungberg Substituted off 40'
FW 11 Victoria Svensson (c)
Substitutions:
DF 6 Sara Thunebro Substituted in 40' Substituted off 89'
FW 14 Sara Johansson Substituted in 69'
FW 9 Therese Lundin Substituted in 89'
Manager:
Sweden Thomas Dennerby

Nigeria vs United States

Nigeria 0 – 1 United States
Report Chalupny Goal 1'
Attendance: 26,100
Referee: Mayumi Oiwa (Japan)
Nigeria
Nigeria:
GK 1 Precious Dede
DF 19 Lilian Cole Yellow card 14'
DF 13 Christie George (c)
DF 14 Faith Ikidi
DF 16 Ulunma Jerome
MF 2 Efioanwan Ekpo
MF 10 Rita Chikwelu
FW 7 Stella Mbachu
FW 18 Cynthia Uwak Substituted off 83'
FW 11 Chi-Chi Igbo Substituted off 22'
FW 4 Perpetua Nkwocha
Substitutions:
FW 8 Ifeanyi Chiejine Substituted in 22'
MF 9 Ogonna Chukwudi Substituted in 83'
Manager:
Nigeria Ntiero Effiom
United States
United States:
GK 18 Hope Solo
DF 3 Christie Rampone Substituted off 77'
DF 4 Cat Whitehill
DF 14 Stephanie Lopez
DF 15 Kate Markgraf
MF 13 Kristine Lilly (c) Substituted off 84'
MF 7 Shannon Boxx
MF 11 Carli Lloyd Substituted off 64'
MF 17 Lori Chalupny
FW 9 Heather O'Reilly
FW 20 Abby Wambach
Substitutions:
MF 12 Leslie Osborne Substituted in 64'
DF 8 Tina Ellertson Substituted in 77'
FW 6 Lindsay Tarpley Substituted in 84'
Manager:
United States Greg Ryan