2003 AFC Women's Championship

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2003 AFC Women's Championship
ฟุตบอลหญิงชิงแชมป์เอเชีย 2546
Tournament details
Host country Thailand
Dates 8–21 June
Teams 14 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) 2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  North Korea (2nd title)
Runners-up  China PR
Third place  South Korea
Fourth place  Japan
Tournament statistics
Matches played 30
Goals scored 184 (6.13 per match)

The 2003 AFC Women's Championship was a women's football tournament held in Thailand from 8 to 21 June 2003. It was the 14th holding of the AFC Women's Championship, a tournament for women's national teams from countries affiliated to the Asian Football Confederation.

The competition was held in Bangkok in the Rajamangala Stadium and the Nakhon Sawan Stadium. The tournament was won by the defending champions North Korea women's national football team (Korea DPR). As the championship was also used for qualifying for the FIFA Women's World Cup, North Korea qualified as champions, with China qualifying as runners-up. South Korea as the third-placed team faced another match for qualification.

Participating teams and structure[edit]

Fourteen teams took part in the competition. This included the hosts Thailand and the defending champions North Korea. The teams were split into 3 groups, with the each team playing all the others in the group in a round robin format. At the end of the group stage the four teams with the best results from all the groups who qualified in the 1st 2 spaces in each group qualify to the knockout stage. This is played in the format of a semi-final, a 3rd/4th place match, as well as a final.

The winners and runners-up of the competition automatically qualify for the FIFA Women's World Cup 2003. The 3rd place team has to compete against a CONCACAF team over home and away matches for a final place in the FIFA Women's World Cup.

Stadium[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 North Korea 4 3 1 0 45 2 +43 10
 South Korea 4 3 1 0 20 2 +18 10
 Thailand 4 2 0 2 6 21 −15 6
 Hong Kong 4 1 0 3 2 24 −22 3
 Singapore 4 0 0 4 0 24 −24 0

8 June 2003
Singapore  0–3  Thailand
Rajamangala Stadium
(Opening ceremony and match)

8 June 2003
South Korea  8–0  Hong Kong
Rajamangala Stadium

10 June 2003
South Korea  6–0  Thailand
Rajamangala Stadium

10 June 2003
North Korea  13–0  Hong Kong
Rajamangala Stadium

12 June 2003
South Korea  4–0  Singapore
Rajamangala Stadium

12 June 2003
North Korea  14–0  Thailand
Rajamangala Stadium

14 June 2003
Hong Kong  1–3  Thailand
Rajamangala Stadium

14 June 2003
North Korea  16–0  Singapore
Rajamangala Stadium

16 June 2003
North Korea  2–2  South Korea
Rajamangala Stadium

16 June 2003
Hong Kong  1–0  Singapore
Rajamangala Stadium

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Japan 4 4 0 0 34 0 +34 12
 Myanmar 4 2 1 1 11 8 +3 7
 Chinese Taipei 4 2 1 1 7 7 0 7
 Philippines 4 1 0 3 2 26 −24 3
 Guam 4 0 0 4 2 15 −13 0

9 June 2003
Japan  15–0  Philippines
Rajamangala Stadium

9 June 2003
Guam  1–2  Chinese Taipei
Rajamangala Stadium

11 June 2003
Philippines  0–6  Myanmar
Rajamangala Stadium

11 June 2003
Japan  7–0  Guam
Rajamangala Stadium

13 June 2003
Philippines  0–4  Chinese Taipei
Rajamangala Stadium

13 June 2003
Japan  7–0  Myanmar
Rajamangala Stadium

15 June 2003
Guam  0–4  Myanmar
Rajamangala Stadium

15 June 2003
Japan  5–0  Chinese Taipei
Rajamangala Stadium

17 June 2003
Chinese Taipei  1–1  Myanmar
Rajamangala Stadium

17 June 2003
Philippines  2–1  Guam
Rajamangala Stadium

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 China PR 3 3 0 0 29 0 +29 9
 Vietnam 3 2 0 1 6 9 −3 6
 India 3 1 0 2 7 14 −7 3
 Uzbekistan 3 0 0 3 2 21 −19 0

9 June 2003
China PR  6–0  Vietnam
Nakhon Sawan Stadium

9 June 2003
India  6–0  Uzbekistan
Nakhon Sawan Stadium

11 June 2003
Vietnam  4–2  Uzbekistan
Nakhon Sawan Stadium

11 June 2003
China PR  12–0  India
Nakhon Sawan Stadium

13 June 2003
Vietnam  2–1  India
Nakhon Sawan Stadium

13 June 2003
China PR  11–0  Uzbekistan
Nakhon Sawan Stadium

Knockout stage[edit]

Semi-finals[edit]

19 June 2003
North Korea  3–0  Japan
Rajamangala Stadium

19 June 2003
China PR  3–1  South Korea
Rajamangala Stadium

Third place match[edit]

21 June 2003
Japan  0–1  South Korea
Hwang In-sun Goal 18'
Rajamangala Stadium

Final[edit]

21 June 2003
North Korea  2–1 (a.e.t.)  China PR
Ri Kum-suk Goal 41'112' (pen.) Gao Hongxia Goal 61'
Rajamangala Stadium

Awards[edit]

 2003 AFC Women's Championship Winners 

North Korea
Second title

External links[edit]