Saturday July 2, 2011 Group Stage: Group C Finished SGL arena

Korea DPR (W) 0 - 1 Sweden (W)

  • Dahlkvist 64’

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    • Korea DPR (W)
    • Sweden (W)
    • 90 Join us later on as USA take on Colombia
    • 90 It's all over and Sweden are nearly there. A really tough test from the North Koreans has been passed by the Swedish team who are so close to the quarter-finals. North Korea are nearly out, but they have been unlucky to lose both games they have been in.
    • 90+3 Just winding down the clock now Sweden as Oqvist holds it in the corner
    • 90+2 Schelin with yet another strike from inside the area, but again she is off balance and slices her shot wide
    • 90+1' Three minutes of injury time announced
    • 90' Sweden doing a really good job of closing the game out now, keeping North Korea at bay and holding on to possession
    • 89' Forsberg not letting North Korea create much as she shoves Kim Chung over on the half-way line
    • 88' Corner played short and Schelin tries an ambitious chip over Hong, good effort but over
    • 87' Nilla Fischer replaces Therese Sjogran
    • 86' Jong Pok Sim concedes a corner
    • 85' Kim Chung Sim enters the fray at the expense of Ri Ye Gyong
    • 84' Oqvist looking to make an impression gets a shot in from a tight angle on the left, she hits it very well but it flashes wide
    • 83' The second corner not so good and it ends in a goal kick
    • 82' Great delivery and just cleared by Dahlkvist for another corner
    • 81' Song Jong gets a good cross in from the right and Svensson nudges Ra Un out of the way, a risky challenge that could have been penalised, North Korea win the corner
    • 80' Ra Un very nearly gets on the end of a near post cross from the right but Lindahl is out quickly to smother
    • 79' Choe Mi is replacing Yun Hyon upfront for North Korea
    • 78' Schelin still full of running as she chases down a long ball and forces Hong to concede a throw-in
    • 77' Oqvist comes on for Landstrom
    • 74' Another chance for Schelin as Seger wins the ball in midfield and slides her in again, her shot is tame though and comfortablte for Hong diving to her left
    • 73' Ri Un gets her head to the ball after Lindahl missed her punch and it was on its way in but there was Thunebro on the line to make a clearance
    • 72' Corner for North Korea which Jo Yun will take
    • 71' If the result stays the same Sweden will virtually be in the quarter-finals and North Korea will almost be out
    • 70' Kim Su really was the major threat for North Korea and they seem to be even more toothless than they were previously now she has departed
    • 69' The game resorts back to the midfield battle that it had been before which Sweden will be happy with
    • 68' First substitution of the game for North Korea as Kim Su Gyong is replaced by Kim Un Ju
    • 67' North Korea are looking to get straight back into this but are struggling against their more experienced opponents
    • 65' The Swedish midfield really took control of the game there as their strikers had been misfiring so badly, it was the rest of the team that linked up to break the deadlock
    • 64' GOAL FOR SWEDEN!!! They had been pressing over the last couple of minutes and Dahlkvist makes the difference. Forsberg swings a cross in from the left, Sjogran is at the back post to calmly square the ball back across to Dahlkvist who controlled and smashed it past Hong.
    • 63' The resulting corner is an outswinger and cleared away without much trouble
    • 62' Schelin is slid in again but doesn't strike early enough, takes it far too close to the byeline and her shot is easily blocked by Hong
    • 61' A replay is forthcoming and it's for going in late on Jon Myong and the booking is richly deserved
    • 60' Seger is yellow carded and will miss the next match, what it was for is unclear
    • 59' It's only a matter of time before some substitutions are made and I would expect both number nines are likely to be sacrificed
    • 58' Dahlkvist picks out Landstrom who gets in behind Song but her touch is woeful and it rolls out of play
    • 57' Unfortunately for North Korea the corner leads to nothing again even when they try a short one
    • 56' Kim Su yet again wins a corner, she doesn't often look like beating Thunebro but she does regularly win the set-piece
    • 55' Thunebro siwngs in a corner and Hong flaps at it but the defenders just about scrap the ball away
    • 54' Celever backheel from Dahlkvist puts Schelin on the ball but it's well defended and it goes for a corner
    • 53' Kim Su switches flanks and turns up on the left but she is caught offside
    • 52' Ra Un nearly gets on the end of a cross from the right but is muscled out of it again, she has really failed to make any impact upfront for North Korea
    • 51' A great chance for Sweden! Schelin gets behind the defence after Song fails to cut out a long ball and she plays in Dahlkvist, but she catches the ball with her standing foot before she can strike it and the chance ends.
    • 50' Neither team has come out really firing in the second half as it's more of the same as they continue to size each other up
    • 49' Corners often not that helpful for North Korea as the Swedes again clear comfortably
    • 48' Kim Su trying some trickery again down the right, Thunebru isn't fooled but she does concede a corner
    • 47' Schelin thought she was through on goal there from a deep long-ball, the flag was up though and she was denied
    • 46' The second half kicks off
    • 45' The half-time whistle goes bang on 45 minutes and the teams trudge off, neither looking especially happy as they both need the three points that seems elusive at this stage.
    • 44' Sweden try to break at pace after a Korean attack breaks down but again the passing isn't accurate enough as Thunebro puts it out
    • 43' North Korea were holding the USA at half-time in their last match but faded in the second, they will hope to avoid a similar situation here
    • 42' Schelin trying her luck from range now and gets as close as she has all match with her shot dipping just over the bar
    • 41' Jo Yun looking for a free kick down in the right corner but she ends up obstructing Svensson and giving away a foul herself
    • 38' It's very back and forth but it's hard to see where the goal is going to come from. Sweden seem to be able to produce the better final ball, but Schelin seems to be lacking confidence in her finishing
    • 37' Schelin clear in the area again, she has mroe time than she thinks though as she swings a left foot at it from a tight angle and the ball flies well wide
    • 36' North Korea continue to throw crosses in but their height disadvantage will mean they aren't favourites in the air
    • 35' Dahlkvist with a clumsy challenge on the half-way line concedes another free-kick
    • 34' Sjogran very nearly picked out on the right wing by Seger but it's too powerful and ends up out of play
    • 33' Landstrom forced to drop deep to get possession but can't find the trhough ball as she is closed down
    • 32' Forsberg makes a break down the right and tries to pick out Landstrom in the middle, but her cross is too long
    • 31' Typically the North Koreans are giving their opposition no time on the ball at all and Sweden struggle to keep their passes on target as a result
    • 30' Schelin with the chance of the match so far as from nowhere Seger gets some space in the middle of the pitch and plays a brilliant through ball with the outside of the boot and Schelin was in on goal. Her shot was sliced though and hits the side netting
    • 29' The kick is weak and leads to nothing
    • 28' Having said that she gives away a needlesss free-kick inside her own half there
    • 27' Sjogran is a clamly influence in the midfield of Sweden but her team mates still panic under pressure a little, Seger there rolling a ball straight out of play
    • 26' Neither side able to create any clear-cut chances as yet in an even game that North Korea maybe are just having the better off
    • 25' Ri Ye tries a curling effort from twenty-five yards but it's straight at Lindahl
    • 24' Sweden lacking ideas when going forward and are resorting to playing it long for Schelin to chase for too often
    • 23' Rohlin does well to make the clearance but there's no one forward for Sweden and North Korea get possesion back
    • 22' Kim Su got the better of Thunebro for a moment their but the defender recovers to put the ball behind for a corner
    • 21' Seger gives away a free-kick going in late on Yun Hyon on the half-way line
    • 20' Jon Myong goes down hard after a challenge in the air but she seems to be fine
    • 19' Song Jong is very adept at getting forward from right-back and she gets a good cross in to the head of Kim Su, but her effort is well wide
    • 18' The kick is played short and Song Jong wins another
    • 17' North Korea again looking a threat down their right flank and they win a corner
    • 16' She seems to be OK, but will have a sore head for a while
    • 15' The Swedish captain Seger goes down after a clash of heads with Jon in the middle of the field
    • 13' Sweden get the ball back for the first time in a while and play a long ball for Schelin to chase, she makes it but her attempt to lob the onrushing Hong is wayward
    • 12' North Korea having the better of the play now, but can't quite find the final ball
    • 11' The 16-year-old Kim Su again looks a threat for North Korea as she did against the USA but Thunebro so far is dealing with her well
    • 10' Landstrom makes some room for herself on the edge of the area but her shot is tame and easily saved by Hong Myong
    • 9' The corner is easily dealt with but Sweden continue to press North Korea back into their own half
    • 8' Schelin cleverly wins the first corner of the game off Song
    • 7' Landstrom very nearly gets Dahlkvist in on goal but it's just over-played and it runs out for a goal-kick
    • 6' Kim Su with an ambitious effort from range but it was never really worrying Lindahl in the Swedish goal
    • 5' The game settles down a bit after a frantic start and both sides get their foot on the ball in midfield
    • 4' Schelin clear in the box again but Song makes a good recovery tackle
    • 3' Lotta Schelin with the first real chance as she gets clear coming in from the left but she snatches at her shot and it flies over the bar
    • 2' Ri Ye the first to get a shot off as North Korea start brightly but it's blocked
    • 1' North Korea get the game underway in Augsburg
    • 12.55 The referee is Estela Alvarez this afternoon, she hails from Argentina as does one of her assistants, the other coming from Venezuela
    • 12.54 It's no change for Sweden following their win over Colombia earlier in the week, North Korea do make one switch though as Kim Myong Gum replaces Song Jong Sun
    • 12.52 Sweden: Lindahl, Rohlin, Svensson, Seger, Thunebro, Larsson, Schelin, Landstrom, Sjogran, Forsberg, Dahlkvist
    • 12.50 Team News: North Korea: Hong Myong Hui, Ho Un Byol, Kim Myong Gum, Yun Hyon Hi, Kim Su Gyong, Ra Un Sim, Jo Yun Mi, Ri Ye Gyong, Jon Myong Hwa, Jong Pok Sim, Ri Un Hyang
    • 12.45 The two teams have faced off three times in the past with the Swedes picking up wins on all three occasions. Although they've all been fairly low scoring, only five goals going in over the three clashes
    • 12.40 Good Afternoon and welcome to our coverage of North Korea vs Sweden from Group C of the Women's World Cup in Augsburg
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  • Korea DPR (W)

    Manager: Kwang Min Kim

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    Manager: Thomas Dennerby

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