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Group B of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup matches place from 8 to 17 June 2019. The group consisted of China PR, Germany, South Africa and Spain. Germany and Spain, along with the third-placed team, China PR (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
B1 Flag of Germany.svg Germany 1 UEFA UEFA Group 5 winners 4 September 2018 8th 2015 Winners (2003, 2007) 2 2
B2 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg China PR 3 AFC AFC Women's Asian Cup 3rd place 9 April 2018 7th 2015 Runners-up (1999) 15 16
B3 Flag of Spain.svg Spain 2 UEFA UEFA Group 7 winners 8 June 2018 2nd 2015 Group stage (2015) 12 13
B4 Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa 4 CAF Africa Women Cup of Nations runners-up 27 November 2018 1st Debut 48 49

Notes

Standings

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Germany 3 3 0 0 6 0 +6 9 Advance to knockout stage
2  Spain 3 1 1 1 3 2 +1 4
3  China PR 3 1 1 1 1 1 0 4
4  South Africa 3 0 0 3 1 8 −7 0
Source: FIFA

Rules for classification: Tiebreakers

In the round of 16:

  • The winners of Group B, Germany, advanced to play the third-placed team of Group A, Nigeria.
  • The runners-up of Group B, Spain, advanced to play the winners of Group F, the United States.
  • The third-placed team of Group B, China PR, advanced to play the winners of Group C, Italy (as one of the four best third-placed teams).

Matches

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

Germany vs China PR

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8 June 2019 (2019-06-08)
15:00
Germany  1–0 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg China PR Roazhon Park, Rennes
Attendance: 15,283
Referee: Marie-Soleil Beaudoin (Canada)
  • Gwinn Goal 66'
Report

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Germany
China PR
GK 1 Almuth Schult
RB 3 Kathrin Hendrich
CB 5 Marina Hegering
CB 23 Sara Doorsoun
LB 2 Carolin Simon Substituted off in the 46th minute 46'
DM 18 Melanie Leupolz Substituted off in the 63rd minute 63'
CM 10 Dzsenifer Marozsán
CM 13 Sara Däbritz
RM 9 Svenja Huth Substituted off in the 85th minute 85'
LM 15 Giulia Gwinn
CF 11 Alexandra Popp (c)
Substitutions:
MF 6 Lena Oberdorf Booked in the 82nd minute 82' Substituted on in the 46th minute 46'
FW 20 Lina Magull Substituted on in the 63rd minute 63'
MF 7 Lea Schüller Substituted on in the 85th minute 85'
Manager:
Martina Voss-Tecklenburg
GER-CHN (women) 2019-06-08.svg
GK 12 Peng Shimeng
RB 3 Lin Yuping
CB 6 Han Peng
CB 5 Wu Haiyan (c)
LB 2 Liu Shanshan Booked in the 50th minute 50'
RM 4 Lou Jiahui Substituted off in the 33rd minute 33'
CM 20 Zhang Rui
CM 21 Yao Wei Substituted off in the 46th minute 46'
LM 17 Gu Yasha
CF 11 Wang Shanshan Booked in the 12th minute 12'
CF 9 Yang Li Booked in the 44th minute 44' Substituted off in the 69th minute 69'
Substitutions:
MF 19 Tan Ruyin Substituted on in the 33rd minute 33'
MF 7 Wang Shuang Booked in the 71st minute 71' Substituted on in the 46th minute 46'
FW 15 Song Duan Substituted on in the 69th minute 69'
Manager:
Jia Xiuquan

Player of the Match:
Giulia Gwinn (Germany)

Assistant referees:
Princess Brown (Jamaica)
Stephanie-Dale Yee Sing (Jamaica)
Fourth official:
Lucila Venegas (Mexico)
Reserve assistant referee:
Mayte Chávez (Mexico)
Video assistant referee:
Massimiliano Irrati (Italy)
Assistant video assistant referees:
Paolo Valeri (Italy)
Sarah Jones (New Zealand)

Spain vs South Africa

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8 June 2019 (2019-06-08)
18:00
Spain  3–1 Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa Stade Océane, Le Havre
Attendance: 12,044
Referee: María Carvajal (Chile)
  • Hermoso Goal 69' (pen.)82' (pen.)
  • L. García Goal 89'
Report
  • Kgatlana Goal 25'

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Spain
South Africa
GK 13 Sandra Paños
RB 8 Marta Torrejón (c)
CB 4 Irene Paredes
CB 16 María Pilar León
LB 7 Marta Corredera Booked in the 90+4th minute 90+4'
DM 14 Virginia Torrecilla
CM 6 Vicky Losada Substituted off in the 46th minute 46'
CM 11 Alexia Putellas Substituted off in the 73rd minute 73'
RM 19 Amanda Sampedro Substituted off in the 46th minute 46'
LM 9 Mariona Caldentey
CF 10 Jennifer Hermoso
Substitutions:
MF 18 Aitana Bonmatí Substituted on in the 46th minute 46'
FW 17 Lucía García Substituted on in the 46th minute 46'
FW 22 Nahikari García Substituted on in the 73rd minute 73'
Manager:
Jorge Vilda
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GK 16 Andile Dlamini
RB 2 Lebogang Ramalepe
CB 5 Janine van Wyk (c) Booked in the 68th minute 68'
CB 4 Noko Matlou
LB 3 Nothando Vilakazi Yellow cardYellow cardRed card 59', 81'
RM 10 Linda Motlhalo Substituted off in the 52nd minute 52'
CM 19 Kholosa Biyana Booked in the 77th minute 77'
CM 15 Refiloe Jane
LM 9 Amanda Mthandi Substituted off in the 56th minute 56'
CF 8 Ode Fulutudilu Substituted off in the 77th minute 77'
CF 11 Thembi Kgatlana
Substitutions:
MF 21 Busisiwe Ndimeni Substituted on in the 52nd minute 52'
FW 12 Jermaine Seoposenwe Substituted on in the 56th minute 56'
MF 17 Leandra Smeda Substituted on in the 77th minute 77'
Manager:
Desiree Ellis

Player of the Match:
Jennifer Hermoso (Spain)

Assistant referees:
Leslie Vásquez (Chile)
Loreto Toloza (Chile)
Fourth official:
Laura Fortunato (Argentina)
Reserve assistant referee:
Mary Blanco (Colombia)
Video assistant referee:
Mauro Vigliano (Argentina)
Assistant video assistant referees:
Tiago Martins (Portugal)
Mariana de Almeida (Argentina)

Germany vs Spain

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12 June 2019 (2019-06-12)
18:00
Germany  1–0 Flag of Spain.svg Spain Stade du Hainaut, Valenciennes
Attendance: 20,761
Referee: Kateryna Monzul (Ukraine)
Report

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Germany
Spain
GK 1 Almuth Schult
RB 3 Kathrin Hendrich Substituted off in the 46th minute 46'
CB 5 Marina Hegering
CB 23 Sara Doorsoun
LB 15 Giulia Gwinn
CM 8 Lena Goeßling Substituted off in the 80th minute 80'
CM 13 Sara Däbritz
CM 6 Lena Oberdorf Substituted off in the 64th minute 64'
RF 9 Svenja Huth
CF 11 Alexandra Popp (c)
LF 17 Verena Schweers Booked in the 63rd minute 63'
Substitutions:
FW 19 Klara Bühl Substituted on in the 46th minute 46'
FW 20 Lina Magull Substituted on in the 64th minute 64'
FW 18 Melanie Leupolz Substituted on in the 80th minute 80'
Manager:
Martina Voss-Tecklenburg
GER-ESP (women) 2019-06-12.svg
GK 13 Sandra Paños
RB 8 Marta Torrejón (c)
CB 4 Irene Paredes
CB 16 María Pilar León
LB 7 Marta Corredera
CM 15 Silvia Meseguer Substituted off in the 66th minute 66'
CM 10 Jennifer Hermoso
CM 14 Virginia Torrecilla
RF 9 Mariona Caldentey Substituted off in the 59th minute 59'
CF 22 Nahikari García
LF 11 Alexia Putellas Substituted off in the 77th minute 77'
Substitutions:
FW 17 Lucía García Substituted on in the 59th minute 59'
MF 12 Patricia Guijarro Substituted on in the 66th minute 66'
MF 18 Aitana Bonmatí Substituted on in the 77th minute 77'
Manager:
Jorge Vilda

Player of the Match:
Sara Däbritz (Germany)

Assistant referees:
Maryna Striletska (Ukraine)
Oleksandra Ardasheva (Ukraine)
Fourth official:
Sandra Braz (Portugal)
Reserve assistant referee:
Mihaela Tepusa (Romania)
Video assistant referee:
Danny Makkelie (Netherlands)
Assistant video assistant referees:
Paweł Gil (Poland)
Michelle O'Neill (Republic of Ireland)

South Africa vs China PR

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13 June 2019 (2019-06-13)
21:00
South Africa  0–1 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg China PR Parc des Princes, Paris
Attendance: 20,011
Referee: Katalin Kulcsár (Hungary)
Report
  • Li Ying Goal 40'

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South Africa
China PR
GK 20 Kaylin Swart
RB 2 Lebogang Ramalepe
CB 5 Janine van Wyk (c)
CB 4 Noko Matlou Booked in the 83rd minute 83'
LB 23 Sibulele Holweni Substituted off in the 72nd minute 72'
DM 13 Bambanani Mbane
CM 6 Mamello Makhabane
CM 19 Kholosa Biyana
RM 11 Thembi Kgatlana
LM 15 Refiloe Jane Substituted off in the 82nd minute 82'
CF 8 Ode Fulutudilu Substituted off in the 60th minute 60'
Substitutions:
FW 12 Jermaine Seoposenwe Substituted on in the 60th minute 60'
MF 17 Leandra Smeda Substituted on in the 72nd minute 72'
MF 10 Linda Motlhalo Substituted on in the 82nd minute 82'
Manager:
Desiree Ellis
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GK 12 Peng Shimeng
CB 3 Lin Yuping
CB 6 Han Peng
CB 5 Wu Haiyan (c)
RWB 13 Wang Yan Substituted off in the 81st minute 81'
LWB 2 Liu Shanshan
CM 7 Wang Shuang
CM 20 Zhang Rui
CM 17 Gu Yasha Substituted off in the 65th minute 65'
CF 11 Wang Shanshan
CF 10 Li Ying Substituted off in the 78th minute 78'
Substitutions:
MF 4 Lou Jiahui Substituted on in the 65th minute 65'
MF 21 Yao Wei Substituted on in the 78th minute 78'
FW 9 Yang Li Substituted on in the 81st minute 81'
Manager:
Jia Xiuquan

Player of the Match:
Li Ying (China PR)

Assistant referees:
Katalin Török (Hungary)
Sanja Rođak-Karšić (Croatia)
Fourth official:
Jana Adámková (Czech Republic)
Reserve assistant referee:
Stephanie-Dale Yee Sing (Jamaica)
Video assistant referee:
Chris Beath (Australia)
Assistant video assistant referees:
Mohammed Abdulla Hassan Mohamed (United Arab Emirates)
Manuela Nicolosi (France)

South Africa vs Germany

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17 June 2019 (2019-06-17)
18:00
South Africa  0–4 Flag of Germany.svg Germany Stade de la Mosson, Montpellier
Attendance: 15,502
Referee: Sandra Braz (Portugal)
Report

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South Africa
Germany
GK 16 Andile Dlamini
RB 2 Lebogang Ramalepe Booked in the 53rd minute 53'
CB 5 Janine van Wyk (c)
CB 4 Noko Matlou
LB 3 Nothando Vilakazi Booked in the 58th minute 58'
DM 15 Refiloe Jane
CM 19 Kholosa Biyana Substituted off in the 89th minute 89'
CM 6 Mamello Makhabane
RM 9 Amanda Mthandi Substituted off in the 46th minute 46'
LM 21 Busisiwe Ndimeni
CF 8 Ode Fulutudilu Substituted off in the 46th minute 46'
Substitutions:
FW 11 Thembi Kgatlana Substituted on in the 46th minute 46'
FW 22 Rhoda Mulaudzi Booked in the 66th minute 66' Substituted on in the 46th minute 46'
MF 17 Leandra Smeda Substituted on in the 89th minute 89'
Manager:
Desiree Ellis
RSA-GER (women) 2019-06-17.svg
GK 1 Almuth Schult
RB 15 Giulia Gwinn
CB 23 Sara Doorsoun
CB 5 Marina Hegering
LB 17 Verena Schweers Substituted off in the 46th minute 46'
RM 9 Svenja Huth Substituted off in the 59th minute 59'
CM 18 Melanie Leupolz
CM 20 Lina Magull Booked in the 54th minute 54'
LM 13 Sara Däbritz
CF 11 Alexandra Popp (c)
CF 19 Klara Bühl Substituted off in the 66th minute 66'
Substitutions:
DF 2 Carolin Simon Substituted on in the 46th minute 46'
MF 16 Linda Dallmann Substituted on in the 59th minute 59'
MF 7 Lea Schüller Substituted on in the 66th minute 66'
Manager:
Martina Voss-Tecklenburg

Player of the Match:
Sara Däbritz (Germany)

Assistant referees:
Julia Magnusson (Sweden)
Lisa Rashid (England)
Fourth official:
Stéphanie Frappart (France)
Reserve assistant referee:
Michelle O'Neill (Republic of Ireland)
Video assistant referee:
Clément Turpin (France)
Assistant video assistant referees:
Drew Fischer (Canada)
Manuela Nicolosi (France)

China PR vs Spain

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17 June 2019 (2019-06-17)
18:00
China PR  0–0 Flag of Spain.svg Spain Stade Océane, Le Havre
Attendance: 11,814
Referee: Edina Alves Batista (Brazil)
Report

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China PR
Spain
GK 12 Peng Shimeng
RB 6 Han Peng
CB 5 Wu Haiyan (c)
CB 3 Lin Yuping
LB 2 Liu Shanshan
RM 7 Wang Shuang Substituted off in the 55th minute 55'
CM 20 Zhang Rui
CM 13 Wang Yan
LM 17 Gu Yasha Substituted off in the 87th minute 87'
CF 11 Wang Shanshan Substituted off in the 46th minute 46'
CF 10 Li Ying
Substitutions:
FW 9 Yang Li Substituted on in the 46th minute 46'
MF 16 Li Wen Booked in the 63rd minute 63' Substituted on in the 55th minute 55'
MF 21 Yao Wei Substituted on in the 87th minute 87'
Manager:
Jia Xiuquan
CHN-ESP (women) 2019-06-17.svg
GK 13 Sandra Paños
RB 7 Marta Corredera
CB 4 Irene Paredes (c)
CB 16 María Pilar León
LB 3 Leila Ouahabi
RM 17 Lucía García Substituted off in the 86th minute 86'
CM 12 Patricia Guijarro
CM 14 Virginia Torrecilla
LM 9 Mariona Caldentey Substituted off in the 46th minute 46'
CF 10 Jennifer Hermoso
CF 22 Nahikari García Substituted off in the 67th minute 67'
Substitutions:
MF 21 Andrea Falcón Substituted on in the 46th minute 46'
MF 11 Alexia Putellas Substituted on in the 67th minute 67'
DF 2 Celia Jiménez Substituted on in the 86th minute 86'
Manager:
Jorge Vilda

Player of the Match:
Peng Shimeng (China PR)

Assistant referees:
Neuza Back (Brazil)
Tatiane Sacilotti (Brazil)
Fourth official:
Laura Fortunato (Argentina)
Reserve assistant referee:
Mary Blanco (Colombia)
Video assistant referee:
Mauro Vigliano (Argentina)
Assistant video assistant referees:
Tiago Martins (Portugal)
Mariana de Almeida (Argentina)

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