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) CanadaCONCACAF* Hosts3 March 20116th2011Fourth place (2003)8
A2 China PRAFCAFC Women's Asian Cup 3rd place17 May 20146th2007Runners-up (1999)16
A3 New ZealandOFCOFC Women's Nations Cup winners29 October 20144th2011Group stage (1991, 2007, 2011)17
A4 NetherlandsUEFAUEFA play-off winners27 November 20141st12

Standings


Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
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: Group stage tiebreakers
(H) Host

In the round of 16:

Matches


Canada vs China PR

Canada 1–0 China PR
Report
Canada[2]
China PR[2]
GK1Erin McLeod
RB9Josée Bélanger
CB3Kadeisha Buchanan
CB10Lauren Sesselmann
LB15Allysha Chapman
CM11Desiree Scott 22' 71'
CM22Ashley Lawrence
RW14Melissa Tancredi 77'
LW16Jonelle Filigno 61'
CF12Christine Sinclair (c)
CF13Sophie Schmidt
Substitutions:
MF6Kaylyn Kyle 61'
MF17Jessie Fleming 71'
FW19Adriana Leon 77'
Manager:
John Herdman
GK12Wang Fei
RB5Wu Haiyan (c)
CB14Zhao Rong
CB6Li Dongna
LB2Liu Shanshan
CM19Tan Ruyin
CM23Ren Guixin
RW21Wang Lisi 42'
AM10Li Ying 62'
LW17Gu Yasha 87'
CF9Wang Shanshan
Substitutions:
MF18Han Peng 42'
MF20Zhang Rui 62'
MF8Ma Jun 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

New Zealand 0–1 Netherlands
Report
Attendance: 53,058[3]
Referee: Quetzalli Alvarado (Mexico)
New Zealand[4]
Netherlands[4]
GK1Erin Nayler
RB2Ria Percival
CB6Rebekah Stott
CB5Abby Erceg (c)
LB7Ali Riley
RM16Annalie Longo
CM4Katie Hoyle
LM14Katie Bowen 72'
RF17Hannah Wilkinson
CF9Amber Hearn
LF10Sarah Gregorius 67'
Substitutions:
FW8Jasmine Pereira 67'
MF12Betsy Hassett 72'
 
Manager:
Tony Readings
GK1Loes Geurts
RB2Desiree van Lunteren
CB3Stefanie van der Gragt
CB4Mandy van den Berg (c)
LB5Petra Hogewoning
RM8Sherida Spitse
CM10Daniëlle van de Donk 32'
LM6Anouk Dekker 84'
RF7Manon Melis
CF9Vivianne Miedema 81'
LF11Lieke Martens 64' 90+2'
Substitutions:
FW22Shanice van de Sanden 81'
MF17Tessel Middag 84'
FW19Kirsten van de Ven 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

China PR 1–0 Netherlands
Report
Attendance: 35,544[5]
Referee: Yeimy Martínez (Colombia)
China[6]
Netherlands[6]
GK12Wang Fei
RB5Wu Haiyan (c)
CB14Zhao Rong
CB6Li Dongna
LB2Liu Shanshan
CM19Tan Ruyin
CM23Ren Guixin 71'
RW21Wang Lisi
AM13Tang Jiali 86'
LW18Han Peng
CF9Wang Shanshan  57'
Substitutions:
MF11Wang Shuang 57'
MF8Ma Jun 71'
FW16Lou Jiahui 86'
Manager:
Hao Wei
GK16Sari van Veenendaal
RB2Desiree van Lunteren
CB3Stefanie van der Gragt
CB4Mandy van den Berg (c)
LB5Petra Hogewoning 59'
CM17Tessel Middag 70'
CM10Daniëlle van de Donk
CM8Sherida Spitse
RF7Manon Melis
CF9Vivianne Miedema
LF11Lieke Martens
Substitutions:
MF15Merel van Dongen 59'
FW6Anouk Dekker 70'
Manager:
Roger Reijners

Player of the Match:
Li Dongna (China PR)

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

Canada vs New Zealand

Canada 0–0 New Zealand
Report
Canada[8]
New Zealand[8]
GK1Erin McLeod
RB9Josée Bélanger
CB3Kadeisha Buchanan
CB10Lauren Sesselmann 68'
LB15Allysha Chapman 31'
CM11Desiree Scott 73'
CM22Ashley Lawrence
RW14Melissa Tancredi
LW16Jonelle Filigno 63'
CF12Christine Sinclair (c)
CF13Sophie Schmidt
Substitutions:
MF6Kaylyn Kyle 63'
MF4Carmelina Moscato 68'
FW19Adriana Leon 73'
Manager:
John Herdman
GK1Erin Nayler
RB2Ria Percival 52'
CB6Rebekah Stott
CB5Abby Erceg (c)
LB7Ali Riley
DM4Katie Hoyle
CM16Annalie Longo
CM12Betsy Hassett 77'
RF17Hannah Wilkinson 89'
CF9Amber Hearn
LF10Sarah Gregorius 71' 80'
Substitutions:
MF14Katie Bowen 77'
FW13Rosie White 80'
FW8Jasmine Pereira 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

Netherlands 1–1 Canada
Report
Attendance: 45,420[9]
Netherlands[10]
Canada[10]
GK1Loes Geurts
RB2Desiree van Lunteren 13'
CB3Stefanie van der Gragt 73'
CB4Mandy van den Berg (c)
LB15Merel van Dongen
CM6Anouk Dekker
CM10Daniëlle van de Donk 72'
CM8Sherida Spitse
RF7Manon Melis
CF9Vivianne Miedema
LF11Lieke Martens
Substitutions:
DF13Dominique Janssen 13'
FW19Kirsten van de Ven 72'
Manager:
Roger Reijners
GK1Erin McLeod
RB9Josée Bélanger 72'
CB3Kadeisha Buchanan
CB4Carmelina Moscato
LB15Allysha Chapman
CM17Jessie Fleming 61'
CM6Kaylyn Kyle 61'
CM22Ashley Lawrence
RF13Sophie Schmidt 81'
CF12Christine Sinclair (c)
LF19Adriana Leon
Substitutions:
MF11Desiree Scott 61'
FW14Melissa Tancredi 61'
DF7Rhian Wilkinson 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

China PR 2–2 New Zealand
Report
China[12]
New Zealand[12]
GK12Wang Fei
RB5Wu Haiyan (c)
CB14Zhao Rong
CB6Li Dongna
LB2Liu Shanshan 75'
CM19Tan Ruyin
CM23Ren Guixin
RW21Wang Lisi 90+3'
AM13Tang Jiali 72'
LW18Han Peng 84'
CF9Wang Shanshan
Substitutions:
MF11Wang Shuang 86' 72'
FW16Lou Jiahui 84'
FW10Li Ying 90+3'
Manager:
Hao Wei 90+2'[13][14]
GK1Erin Nayler
RB2Ria Percival
CB6Rebekah Stott
CB5Abby Erceg (c) 83'
LB7Ali Riley
DM4Katie Hoyle 86'
CM12Betsy Hassett 46'
CM16Annalie Longo
RF10Sarah Gregorius 46'
CF9Amber Hearn
LF17Hannah Wilkinson
Substitutions:
FW13Rosie White 46' 89'
MF14Katie Bowen 46'
MF11Kirsty Yallop 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. "Match report – Group A – Canada v China PR" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 6 June 2015. Retrieved 7 January 2020.
  2. "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. "Match report – Group A – New Zealand v Netherlands" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 6 June 2015. Retrieved 7 January 2020.
  4. "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.
  5. "Match report – Group A – China PR v Netherlands" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 11 June 2015. Retrieved 7 January 2020.
  6. "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.
  7. "Match report – Group A – Canada v New Zealand" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 11 June 2015. Retrieved 7 January 2020.
  8. "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.
  9. "Match report – Group A – Netherlands v Canada" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 15 June 2015. Retrieved 7 January 2020.
  10. "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.
  11. "Match report – Group A – China PR v New Zealand" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 15 June 2015. Retrieved 7 January 2020.
  12. "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.
  13. "Chinese Coach Sent Off..." Paul Friesen, Toronto Sun, 15 June 2015
  14. "Chinese Coach Ejected," Mike Foss, USA Today, 16 June 2015