U-20 USWNT: Possible Opponent Highlights, Asian U-20 WWC Qualifiers

For the upcoming Under-20 Women’s World Cup, four teams qualified from Asia: Japan (hosts) plus China, North Korea, and South Korea. As there are only four groups of four in the U-20 WWC, these four Asian teams will probably be in the same pot for the draw, so the USA will likely have one of these teams in its group.

The following YouTube videos are official highlights from Asia’s qualifying tournament for the U-20 WWC which was the 2011 edition of the AFC U-19 Women’s Championship, and the final phase was held in October 2011  (details, the-afc.com).

The final phase was a six-team single round-robin tournament, which was held in Vietnam. Japan finished first (4-0-1, W-L-T), with North Korea (4-1-0) in second place and China (2-1-2) in third. South Korea finished fourth (2-2-1) and originally did not qualify for the U-20 WWC, but when Uzbekistan was unable to host, South Korea became the third team from Asia as Japan was now the host team.

Notes:

  • None of the videos are in high definition and the quality of at least a couple of them definitely leaves something to desire (e.g. extra blocky and/or audio sync issues).
  • The “MD1,” “MD2,” etc. after the scoreline denotes which match day the game was played on during the tournament.
  • The number after the player’s name is their shirt number for the tournament.
  • The names of the players for China, Japan, North Korea, South Korea, and Vietnam are as they appear in the box score, with family name first, followed by given name, which is the traditional custom for those cultures.

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Japan 1, China 1 (MD1)

Goals:
29′, China: Yao Shuangyan (#11)
90+3′, Japan: Hamada Haruka (#5)

North Korea 2, South Korea 1 (MD1)

Goals:
19′, S. Korea: Choi Mirae (#18)
73′, N. Korea: Kim Jo Ran (#16)
81′, N. Korea: Kim Su Gyong (#8)

North Korea 1, Australia 0 (MD2)

Goal:
23′, N. Korea, Kwon Song Hwa (#15)

Japan 3, South Korea 1 (MD2)

Goals:
59′, Japan: Kyokawa Mai (#10)
61′, Japan: Yokoyama Kumi (#11)
79′, Japan: Shibata Hanae (#13)
85′, S. Korea: Kim Ji Hye (#4)

China 2, Vietnam 1 (MD2)

Goals:
35′, Vietnam: Pham Hoang Quynh (#13)
43′, China: Own Goal (Nguyen Thi Huong, #3)
47′, China: Yao Shuangyan (#11)

Japan 1, Australia 0 (MD3)

Goal:
42′, Japan: Kyokawa Mai (#10)

China 1, South Korea 1 (MD3)

Goals:
10′, China: Ni Mengjie (#7)
61′, S. Korea: Moon Mira (#7)

North Korea 5, Vietnam 0 (MD3)

Goals:
17′, N. Korea: Jon Myong Hwa (#10)
64′, N. Korea: Yun Hyon Hi (#11)
68′, N. Korea: Kim Un Hwa (#9)
71′, N. Korea: Kwon Song Hwa (#15)
89′, N. Korea: Yun Hyon Hi (#11)

China 3, Australia 1 (MD4)

Goals:
33′, China: Wang Tingting (#14)
66′, China: Yao Shuangyan (#11)
80′, Australia: Emily Louise Van-Egmond (#10)
82′, China: Ni Mengjie (#7)

Japan 2, North Korea 1 (MD4)

Goals:
30′, Japan: Tanaka Yoko (#16)
73′, Japan: Kyokawa Mai (#10)
74′, N. Korea: Yun Hyon Hi (#11)

South Korea 4, Vietnam 1 (MD4)

Goals:
3′, S. Korea: Seo Hyunsook (#2)
44′, S. Korea: Lee Jungeun (#6)
55′, S. Korea: Lee Jungeun (#6)
63′, Vietnam: Phan Thi Trang (#23)
88′, S. Korea: Jang Selgi (#3)

China 0, North Korea 4 (MD5)

Goals:
22′, N. Korea: Yun Hyon Hi (#11)
45′, N. Korea: Kim Un Hwa (#9)
58′, N. Korea: Yun Hyon Hi (#11)
66′, N. Korea: Kim Un Ju (#6)

South Korea 4, Australia 2 (MD5)

Goals:
28′, S. Korea: Choi Yoojung (#22)
50′, Australia: Tara Jayne Andrews (#12)
67′, S. Korea: Lee Geummin (#20)
68′, S. Korea: Seo Hyunsook (#2)
82′, Australia: Ashley Sarine Brown (#20)
83′, S. Korea: Lee Geummin (#20)

Japan 6, Vietnam 0 (MD5)

Goals:
37′, Japan: Kyokawa Mai (#10)
43′, Japan: Kyokawa Mai (#10)
46′, Japan: Yokoyama Kumi (#11)
53′, Japan: Saito Akane (#2) [PK]
83′, Japan: Yokoyama Kumi (#11)
86′, Japan: Yokoyama Kumi (#11)

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And, for completeness, here is the only match that did not feature any U-20 WWC qualified team…

Vietnam 3, Australia 4 (MD1)

Goals:
4′, Australia: Linda Jane O’Neill (#11)
6′, Vietnam: Nguyen Thi Nguyet (#11)
37′, Vietnam: Pham Hoang Quynh (#13)
60′, Australia:  Emily Gielnik (#6)
62′, Australia:  Emily Gielnik (#6)
73′, Australia:  Emily Gielnik (#6)
49′, Vietnam: Nguyen Thi Nguyet (#11)