2008 AFC Women's Asian Cup

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2008 AFC Women's Asian Cup
Tournament details
Host country Vietnam
Dates 28 May – 8 June
Teams 8 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) 2 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  North Korea (3rd title)
Runners-up  China PR
Third place  Japan
Fourth place  Australia
Tournament statistics
Matches played 16
Goals scored 57 (3.56 per match)
Attendance 21,950 (1,372 per match)
Top scorer(s) North Korea Ri Kum-suk (7 goals)
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The 2008 AFC Women's Asian Cup was played in Vietnam from 28 May to 8 June 2008. It was won by North Korea.[1][2][3]

Qualification[edit]

Seedings[edit]

The draw was held on 18 April 2008 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Stadium[edit]

Group stage[edit]

All times UTC+7

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 North Korea 3 3 0 0 9 0 +9 9
 China PR 3 2 0 1 6 2 +4 6
 Vietnam 3 1 0 2 1 4 −3 3
 Thailand 3 0 0 3 1 11 −10 0
North Korea 5–0 Thailand
Kim Kyong-hwa Goal 8'39'
Ri Kum-suk Goal 30'
Ri Un-suk Goal 51'
Kim Yong-ae Goal 90+1'
Report
Attendance: 2,000
China PR 1–0 Vietnam
Xu Yuan Goal 31' Report

Vietnam 0–3 North Korea
Report Ri Un-gyong Goal 11' (pen.)
Ri Kum-suk Goal 39'67'
Thailand 1–5 China PR
Nisa Romyen Goal 37' Report Liu Sa Goal 11'
Qu Feifei Goal 20'73'
Xu Yuan Goal 22'
Pu Wei Goal 86'
Attendance: 300
Referee: Baba Sachiko (Japan)

China PR 0–1 North Korea
Report Ri Un-gyong Goal 34'
Attendance: 200
Vietnam 1–0 Thailand
Doan Thi Kim Chi Goal 70' Report
Attendance: 2,500
Referee: Baba Sachiko (Japan)

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Japan 3 2 0 1 15 4 +11 6
 Australia 3 2 0 1 7 3 +4 6
 South Korea 3 2 0 1 5 3 +2 6
 Chinese Taipei 3 0 0 3 0 17 −17 0
Australia 4–0 Chinese Taipei
Heather Garriock Goal 19'42'
Jenna Tristram Goal 51'
Lisa De Vanna Goal 82'
Report
Attendance: 600
Japan 1–3 South Korea
Yuki Nagasato Goal 10' Report Cha Yun-hee Goal 18'
Park Hee-young Goal 31'54'
Attendance: 600
Referee: Bentla D'Coth (India)

Chinese Taipei 0–11 Japan
Report Aya Sameshima Goal 21'
Rumi Utsugi Goal 29'65'
Kozue Ando Goal 51'
Eriko Arakawa Goal 55'
Karina Maruyama Goal 66'89'
Michi Goto Goal 76'
Tomoe Kato Goal 81'
Lee Hsiu-chin Goal 82' (o.g.)
Yuki Nagasato Goal 90+1'
South Korea 0–2 Australia
Report Ellyse Perry Goal 30'
Lisa De Vanna Goal 69'
Attendance: 300
Referee: Bentla D'Coth (India)

Australia 1–3 Japan
Clare Polkinghorne Goal 70' Report Kozue Ando Goal 8'
Yuki Nagasato Goal 33'
Aya Miyama Goal 50'
Attendance: 300
South Korea 2–0 Chinese Taipei
Kim Yoo-mi Goal 23'
Kim Soo-yun Goal 90+2'
Report
Attendance: 250

Knockout stage[edit]

All times UTC+7

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
5 June
 
 
 North Korea 3
 
8 June
 
 Australia 0
 
 North Korea 2
 
5 June
 
 China PR 1
 
 Japan 1
 
 
 China PR 3
 
Third place
 
 
8 June
 
 
 Australia 0
 
 
 Japan 3

Semi-final[edit]

North Korea 3–0 Australia
Ri Kum-suk Goal 2'41'60' Report
Attendance: 2,700
Japan 1–3 China PR
Sawa Goal 47' Report Wang Dandan Goal 63'68'
Han Duan Goal 75'
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Bentla D'Coth (India)

Third place match[edit]

Australia 0–3 Japan
Report Yuki Nagasato Goal 15'
Aya Miyama Goal 78'
Homare Sawa Goal 86'
Attendance: 1,200

Final[edit]

North Korea 2–1 China PR
Ri Kum-suk Goal 55'
Ri Yong-ae Goal 68'
Report Bi Yan Goal 12'
Attendance: 2,500
Referee: Sachiko Baba (Japan)

Awards[edit]

 2008 AFC Women's Championship Winners 

North Korea
Third title

References[edit]

  1. ^ "North Korea beats China 2-1 to win the title". The New York Times. Retrieved 1 August 2012.
  2. ^ "North Korea wins Asian Cup opener". Usatoday.Com. 28 May 2008. Retrieved 4 August 2012.
  3. ^ "Korea DPR win AFC Women's Asian Cup". FIFA.com. 8 June 2008. Retrieved 4 August 2012.
  4. ^ Ormond, Aidan (15 April 2008). "Asian Cup Venue Revealed...At Last - Australia News - Australian FourFourTwo - The Ultimate Football Website". Au.fourfourtwo.com. Retrieved 4 August 2012.

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