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Group A of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup matches took place from 7 to 17 June 2019. The group consisted of the hosts nation France, Nigeria, Norway and South Korea. France and Norway, along with the third-placed team, Nigeria (as one of the four best third-placed teams), advanced to the round of 16.

Teams

Draw position Team Pot Confederation Method of

qualification
Date of

qualification
Finals

appearance
Last

appearance
Previous best

performance
FIFA Rankings
December 2018 March 2019
A1 Flag of France.svg France 1 UEFA Hosts 19 March 2015 4th 2015 Fourth place (2011) 3 4
A2 Flag of South Korea.svg Korea Republic 3 AFC AFC Women's Asian Cup 5th place 16 April 2018 3rd 2015 Round of 16 (2015) 14 14
A3 Flag of Norway.svg Norway 2 UEFA UEFA Group 3 winners 4 September 2018 8th 2015 Winners (1995) 13 12
A4 Flag of Nigeria.svg Nigeria 4 CAF Africa Women Cup of Nations champions 27 November 2018 8th 2015 Quarter-finals (1999) 39 38

Notes

Standings

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  France (H) 3 3 0 0 7 1 +6 9 Advance to knockout stage
2  Norway 3 2 0 1 6 3 +3 6
3  Nigeria 3 1 0 2 2 4 −2 3
4  South Korea 3 0 0 3 1 8 −7 0
Source: FIFA

Rules for classification: Tiebreakers

(H) Host.

In the round of 16:

  • The winners of Group A, France, advanced to play the third-placed team of Group C, Brazil.
  • The runners-up of Group A, Norway, advanced to play the runners-up of Group C, Australia.
  • The third-placed team of Group A, Nigeria, advanced to play the winners of Group B, Germany (as one of the four best third-placed teams).

Matches

All times listed are local, CEST (UTC+2).

France vs South Korea

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7 June 2019 (2019-06-07)
21:00
France  4–0 Flag of South Korea.svg Korea Republic Parc des Princes, Paris
Attendance: 45,261
Referee: Claudia Umpiérrez (Uruguay)
  • Le Sommer Goal 9'
  • Renard Goal 35'45+2'
  • Henry Goal 85'
Report

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France
South Korea
GK 16 Sarah Bouhaddi
RB 4 Marion Torrent
CB 19 Griedge Mbock Bathy
CB 3 Wendie Renard
LB 10 Amel Majri Substituted off in the 74th minute 74'
CM 6 Amandine Henry (c)
CM 17 Gaëtane Thiney Substituted off in the 86th minute 86'
CM 15 Élise Bussaglia
RF 20 Delphine Cascarino Substituted off in the 70th minute 70'
CF 11 Kadidiatou Diani
LF 9 Eugénie Le Sommer
Substitutions:
FW 13 Valérie Gauvin Substituted on in the 70th minute 70'
DF 2 Ève Périsset Substituted on in the 74th minute 74'
MF 8 Grace Geyoro Substituted on in the 86th minute 86'
Manager:
Corinne Diacre
FRA-KOR (women) 2019-06-07.svg
GK 18 Kim Min-jeong
RB 20 Kim Hye-ri
CB 4 Hwang Bo-ram
CB 5 Kim Do-yeon
LB 16 Jang Sel-gi
CM 15 Lee Young-ju Substituted off in the 69th minute 69'
CM 10 Ji So-yun
CM 8 Cho So-hyun (c)
RF 12 Kang Yu-mi Substituted off in the 52nd minute 52'
CF 11 Jung Seol-bin Substituted off in the 86th minute 86'
LF 17 Lee Geum-min
Substitutions:
MF 23 Kang Chae-rim Substituted on in the 52nd minute 52'
MF 7 Lee Min-a Substituted on in the 69th minute 69'
FW 13 Yeo Min-ji Substituted on in the 86th minute 86'
Manager:
Yoon Deok-yeo

Player of the Match:
Wendie Renard (France)

Assistant referees:
Luciana Mascaraña (Uruguay)
Mónica Amboya (Ecuador)
Fourth official:
Melissa Borjas (Honduras)
Reserve assistant referee:
Mariana de Almeida (Argentina)
Video assistant referee:
Mauro Vigliano (Argentina)
Assistant video assistant referees:
José María Sánchez Martínez [es] (Spain)
Felisha Mariscal (United States)

Norway vs Nigeria

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8 June 2019 (2019-06-08)
21:00
Norway  3–0 Flag of Nigeria.svg Nigeria Stade Auguste-Delaune, Reims
Attendance: 11,058
Referee: Kate Jacewicz (Australia)
  • Reiten Goal 17'
  • Utland Goal 34'
  • Ohale Goal 37' (o.g.)
Report

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Norway
Nigeria
GK 1 Ingrid Hjelmseth
RB 2 Ingrid Wold
CB 6 Maren Mjelde (c)
CB 3 Maria Thorisdottir
LB 17 Kristine Minde
RM 10 Caroline Hansen
CM 8 Vilde Bøe Risa Substituted off in the 84th minute 84'
CM 14 Ingrid Engen
LM 16 Guro Reiten Substituted off in the 90+1th minute 90+1'
CF 9 Isabell Herlovsen
CF 11 Lisa-Marie Utland Substituted off in the 80th minute 80'
Substitutions:
FW 7 Elise Thorsnes Substituted on in the 80th minute 80'
MF 18 Frida Maanum Substituted on in the 84th minute 84'
FW 20 Emilie Haavi Substituted on in the 90+1th minute 90+1'
Manager:
Sweden Martin Sjögren
NOR-NGA (women) 2019-06-08.svg
GK 1 Tochukwu Oluehi
RB 14 Faith Michael Substituted off in the 54th minute 54'
CB 3 Osinachi Ohale
CB 5 Onome Ebi
LB 4 Ngozi Ebere
CM 18 Halimatu Ayinde Substituted off in the 51st minute 51'
CM 13 Ngozi Okobi-Okeoghene
CM 10 Rita Chikwelu
RF 8 Asisat Oshoala
CF 9 Desire Oparanozie (c) Booked in the 13th minute 13' Substituted off in the 71st minute 71'
LF 17 Francisca Ordega Booked in the 45+1th minute 45+1'
Substitutions:
FW 11 Chinaza Uchendu Substituted on in the 51st minute 51'
DF 20 Chidinma Okeke Substituted on in the 54th minute 54'
FW 12 Uchenna Kanu Substituted on in the 71st minute 71'
Manager:
Sweden Thomas Dennerby

Player of the Match:
Guro Reiten (Norway)

Assistant referees:
Kathryn Nesbitt (United States)
Chantal Boudreau (Canada)
Fourth official:
Casey Reibelt (Australia)
Reserve assistant referee:
Maiko Hagio (Japan)
Video assistant referee:
Danny Makkelie (Netherlands)
Assistant video assistant referees:
Mohammed Abdulla Hassan Mohamed (United Arab Emirates)
Sian Massey-Ellis (England)

Nigeria vs South Korea

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12 June 2019 (2019-06-12)
15:00
Nigeria  2–0 Flag of South Korea.svg Korea Republic Stade des Alpes, Grenoble
Attendance: 11,252
Referee: Anastasia Pustovoitova (Russia)
  • Kim Do-yeon Goal 29' (o.g.)
  • Oshoala Goal 75'
Report

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Nigeria
South Korea
GK 16 Chiamaka Nnadozie
RB 20 Chidinma Okeke
CB 3 Osinachi Ohale
CB 5 Onome Ebi
LB 4 Ngozi Ebere
CM 11 Chinaza Uchendu Substituted off in the 65th minute 65'
CM 13 Ngozi Okobi-Okeoghene
CM 10 Rita Chikwelu Booked in the 61st minute 61'
RF 8 Asisat Oshoala Substituted off in the 83rd minute 83'
CF 9 Desire Oparanozie (c)
LF 17 Francisca Ordega Substituted off in the 80th minute 80'
Substitutions:
MF 18 Halimatu Ayinde Substituted on in the 65th minute 65'
FW 7 Anam Imo Substituted on in the 80th minute 80'
FW 12 Uchenna Kanu Substituted on in the 83rd minute 83'
Manager:
Sweden Thomas Dennerby
NGA-KOR (women) 2019-06-12.svg
GK 18 Kim Min-jeong
RB 20 Kim Hye-ri
CB 4 Hwang Bo-ram Booked in the 71st minute 71'
CB 5 Kim Do-yeon
LB 16 Jang Sel-gi
DM 8 Cho So-hyun (c)
CM 7 Lee Min-a Substituted off in the 56th minute 56'
CM 10 Ji So-yun Booked in the 49th minute 49'
RM 23 Kang Chae-rim Substituted off in the 76th minute 76'
LM 17 Lee Geum-min
CF 11 Jung Seol-bin Substituted off in the 56th minute 56'
Substitutions:
FW 13 Yeo Min-ji Substituted on in the 56th minute 56'
MF 9 Moon Mi-ra Substituted on in the 56th minute 56'
MF 19 Lee So-dam Substituted on in the 76th minute 76'
Manager:
Yoon Deok-yeo

Player of the Match:
Asisat Oshoala (Nigeria)

Assistant referees:
Ekaterina Kurochkina (Russia)
Petruța Iugulescu (Romania)
Fourth official:
Ekaterina Koroleva (United States)
Reserve assistant referee:
Julia Magnusson (Sweden)
Video assistant referee:
Carlos del Cerro Grande (Spain)
Assistant video assistant referees:
Paolo Valeri (Italy)
Leslie Vásquez (Chile)

France vs Norway

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12 June 2019 (2019-06-12)
21:00
France  2–1 Flag of Norway.svg Norway Allianz Riviera, Nice
Attendance: 34,872
Referee: Bibiana Steinhaus (Germany)
Report
  • Renard Goal 54' (o.g.)

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France
Norway
GK 16 Sarah Bouhaddi
RB 4 Marion Torrent
CB 19 Griedge Mbock Bathy
CB 3 Wendie Renard
LB 10 Amel Majri
CM 6 Amandine Henry (c)
CM 17 Gaëtane Thiney Substituted off in the 82nd minute 82'
CM 15 Élise Bussaglia
RF 11 Kadidiatou Diani
CF 13 Valérie Gauvin Substituted off in the 85th minute 85'
LF 9 Eugénie Le Sommer Booked in the 56th minute 56'
Substitutions:
MF 14 Charlotte Bilbault Substituted on in the 82nd minute 82'
FW 20 Delphine Cascarino Substituted on in the 85th minute 85'
Manager:
Corinne Diacre
FRA-NOR (women) 2019-06-12.svg
GK 1 Ingrid Hjelmseth
RB 2 Ingrid Wold Substituted off in the 86th minute 86'
CB 6 Maren Mjelde (c)
CB 3 Maria Thorisdottir
LB 17 Kristine Minde
RM 21 Karina Sævik Substituted off in the 76th minute 76'
CM 8 Vilde Bøe Risa Substituted off in the 90+1th minute 90+1'
CM 14 Ingrid Engen Booked in the 71st minute 71'
LM 16 Guro Reiten
CF 10 Caroline Hansen
CF 9 Isabell Herlovsen
Substitutions:
FW 11 Lisa-Marie Utland Substituted on in the 76th minute 76'
MF 5 Synne Skinnes Hansen Substituted on in the 86th minute 86'
MF 18 Frida Maanum Substituted on in the 90+1th minute 90+1'
Manager:
Sweden Martin Sjögren

Player of the Match:
Valérie Gauvin (France)

Assistant referees:
Katrin Rafalski (Germany)
Chrysoula Kourompylia (Greece)
Fourth official:
Riem Hussein (Germany)
Reserve assistant referee:
Lisa Rashid (England)
Video assistant referee:
Felix Zwayer (Germany)
Assistant video assistant referees:
Sascha Stegemann (Germany)
Chantal Boudreau (Canada)

Nigeria vs France

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17 June 2019 (2019-06-17)
21:00
Nigeria  0–1 Flag of France.svg France Roazhon Park, Rennes
Attendance: 28,267
Referee: Melissa Borjas (Honduras)
Report
  • Renard Goal 79' (pen.)

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Nigeria
France
GK 16 Chiamaka Nnadozie Booked in the 77th minute 77'
RB 20 Chidinma Okeke
CB 5 Onome Ebi
CB 3 Osinachi Ohale
LB 4 Ngozi Ebere Yellow cardYellow cardRed card 28', 75'
CM 18 Halimatu Ayinde
CM 13 Ngozi Okobi-Okeoghene
CM 10 Rita Chikwelu Booked in the 90+9th minute 90+9'
RF 17 Francisca Ordega Substituted off in the 84th minute 84'
CF 8 Asisat Oshoala Substituted off in the 85th minute 85'
LF 9 Desire Oparanozie (c) Substituted off in the 90th minute 90'
Substitutions:
MF 6 Evelyn Nwabuoku Substituted on in the 84th minute 84'
FW 7 Anam Imo Substituted on in the 85th minute 85'
FW 12 Uchenna Kanu Substituted on in the 90th minute 90'
Manager:
Sweden Thomas Dennerby
NGA-FRA (women) 2019-06-17.svg
GK 16 Sarah Bouhaddi
RB 2 Ève Périsset
CB 19 Griedge Mbock Bathy
CB 3 Wendie Renard
LB 10 Amel Majri
CM 6 Amandine Henry (c)
CM 17 Gaëtane Thiney Substituted off in the 89th minute 89'
CM 14 Charlotte Bilbault
RF 20 Delphine Cascarino Substituted off in the 62nd minute 62'
CF 13 Valérie Gauvin Booked in the 45+1th minute 45+1' Substituted off in the 62nd minute 62'
LF 18 Viviane Asseyi
Substitutions:
FW 9 Eugénie Le Sommer Substituted on in the 62nd minute 62'
FW 11 Kadidiatou Diani Substituted on in the 62nd minute 62'
MF 8 Grace Geyoro Substituted on in the 89th minute 89'
Manager:
Corinne Diacre

Player of the Match:
Wendie Renard (France)

Assistant referees:
Shirley Perello (Honduras)
Felisha Mariscal (United States)
Fourth official:
María Carvajal (Chile)
Reserve assistant referee:
Leslie Vásquez (Chile)
Video assistant referee:
Danny Makkelie (Netherlands)
Assistant video assistant referees:
Paweł Gil (Poland)
Loreto Toloza (Chile)

South Korea vs Norway

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17 June 2019 (2019-06-17)
21:00
Korea Republic  1–2 Flag of Norway.svg Norway Stade Auguste-Delaune, Reims
Attendance: 13,034
Referee: Marie-Soleil Beaudoin (Canada)
  • Yeo Min-ji Goal 78'
Report

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South Korea
Norway
GK 18 Kim Min-jeong
RB 2 Lee Eun-mi Substituted off in the 79th minute 79'
CB 14 Shin Dam-yeong
CB 5 Kim Do-yeon
LB 16 Jang Sel-gi
CM 23 Kang Chae-rim Substituted off in the 66th minute 66'
CM 10 Ji So-yun
CM 8 Cho So-hyun (c) Booked in the 4th minute 4'
RF 17 Lee Geum-min
CF 13 Yeo Min-ji Booked in the 85th minute 85'
LF 9 Moon Mi-ra Substituted off in the 82nd minute 82'
Substitutions:
MF 7 Lee Min-a Substituted on in the 66th minute 66'
DF 3 Jeong Yeong-a Substituted on in the 79th minute 79'
MF 12 Kang Yu-mi Substituted on in the 82nd minute 82'
Manager:
Yoon Deok-yeo
KOR-NOR (women) 2019-06-17.svg
GK 1 Ingrid Hjelmseth
RB 2 Ingrid Wold
CB 6 Maren Mjelde (c)
CB 3 Maria Thorisdottir
LB 17 Kristine Minde
RM 10 Caroline Hansen Substituted off in the 54th minute 54'
CM 8 Vilde Bøe Risa
CM 14 Ingrid Engen
LM 16 Guro Reiten
CF 11 Lisa-Marie Utland Substituted off in the 46th minute 46'
CF 9 Isabell Herlovsen Substituted off in the 69th minute 69'
Substitutions:
MF 21 Karina Sævik Substituted on in the 46th minute 46'
MF 18 Frida Maanum Substituted on in the 54th minute 54'
FW 7 Elise Thorsnes Substituted on in the 69th minute 69'
Manager:
Sweden Martin Sjögren

Player of the Match:
Caroline Hansen (Norway)

Assistant referees:
Princess Brown (Jamaica)
Stephanie-Dale Yee Sing (Jamaica)
Fourth official:
Gladys Lengwe (Zambia)
Reserve assistant referee:
Maria Salamasina (Samoa)
Video assistant referee:
Chris Beath (Australia)
Assistant video assistant referees:
Mohammed Abdulla Hassan Mohamed (United Arab Emirates)
Lucie Ratajová (Czech Republic)

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