Performance at the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup: Group Games

The 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup is being played in Germany from 26 June to 17 July.
The official website provides information about the Tournament and shares performance data (the English language website is here).
The Group games in this Tournament are played in four pools of four teams. These pools and teams (with the FIFA World Ranking, 18 March 2011) are:

FIFA Ranking

Pool A









FIFA Ranking

Pool B








New Zealand

FIFA Ranking

Pool C






North Korea



FIFA Ranking

Pool D








Equatorial Guinea

Goal Scoring
60 goals have been scored in the 24 games played.
Goal Scorers
(Country of goalscorer in bold with hyperlink to game highlights in player’s CAPITALISED name)

2 Stephane MAYOR (Mexico v New Zealand)
6 Yuki NAGASATO (Japan v New Zealand)
8 Leena KHAMIS (Australia v Equatorial Guinea)
10 Kerstin GAREFREKES (Germany v Canada)
12 Amber HEARN (New Zealand v Japan)
12 Heather O’REILLY (USA v Columbia)
13 Homare SAWA (Japan v Mexico)
15 Shinobu OHNO (Japan v Mexico)
15 Ellen WHITE (England v Japan)
16 Lisa DAHLKVIST (Sweden v USA) (Penalty)
18 Sarah GREGORIOUS (New Zealand v England)
21 Fara WILLIAMS (England v Mexico)
21 ANONMAN (Equatorial Guinea v Australia)
22 MARTA (Brazil v Norway)
24 Gaetane THINEY (France v Canada)
25 Kerstin GAREFREKES (Germany v France)
29 Maribel DOMINGUEZ (Mexico v New Zealand)
32 Inka GRINGS (Germany v France)
33 Monica OCAMPO (Mexico v England)
35 Nilla FISCHER (Sweden v USA)
39 Homare SAWA (Japan v Mexico)
42 Celia OKOYINO DA MBABI (Germany v Canada)
46 ROSANA (Brazil v Norway)
48 Emily VAN EGMOND (Australia v Equatorial Guinea)
48 MARTA (Brazil v Norway)
49 ERIKA (Brazil v Equatorial Guinea)
50 Megan RAPINOE (USA v Columbia)
51 Lisa DE VANNA (Australia v Equatorial Guinea)
54 Lauren CHENEY (USA v North Korea)
54 ROSANA (Brazil v Australia)
54 CRISTIANE (Brazil v Equatorial Guinea)
54 Simone LAUDEHR (Germany v Nigeria)
56 Marie-Laure DELIE (France v Nigeria)
56 Marie-Laure DELIE (France v Germany)
56 Elise THORSNES (Norway v Australia)
57 Jessica LANDSTROM (Sweden v Columbia)
57 Carli LLOYD (USA v Columbia)
57 Kyah SIMON (Australia v Sweden)
60 Gaetane THINEY (France v Canada)
63 Jill SCOTT (England v New Zealand)
64 Lisa DAHLKVIST (Sweden v North Korea)
66 Camille ABILY (France v Canada)
66 Rachel YANKEY (England v Japan)
67 Abby WAMBACH (USA v Sweden)
68 Aya MIYAMA (Japan v New Zealand)
68 Inka GRINGS (Germany v France) (Penalty)
72 Laura GEORGES (France v Germany)
73 Perpetua NKWOCHA (Nigeria v Canada)
78 Rachel BUEHLER (USA v North Korea)
80 Homare SAWA (Japan v Mexico)
82 Christine SINCLAIR (Canada v Germany)
83 Elodie Thomis (France v Canada)
83 Jessica CLARKE (England v New Zealand)
83 ANONMAN (Equatorial Guinea v Australia)
84 Emilie HAAVI (Norway v Equatorial Guinea)
87 Kyah SIMON (Australia v Sweden)
89 Celia OKOYINO DA MBABI (Germany v France)
90 Rebecca SMITH (New Zealand v Mexico)
90 + 3 CRISTIANE (Brazil v Equatorial Guinea) (Penalty)
90+4 Hannah WILKINSON (New Zealand v Mexico)
When Goals are Scored
The official website uses a 0-90 minute running clock for goal times. I have used these times to allocate the goals scored into four quarters of the Group games (notionally 0-22, 23-45 (end of first half), 46-68, 69-90 (end of second half)).

Scoring the First Goal
The team that has scored the first goal has won 19 games, drawn 2 games and lost 2 games of the 24 games played. There has been one 0-0 draw.
Exception 0-0 Draw
North Korea v Columbia
Drawn Games
Mexico v England
Mexico v New Zealand
New Zealand (FIFA Rank 24) scored first and lost to England (FIFA Rank 10) (Game 12)
Norway (FIFA Rank 9) scored first and lost to Australia (FIFA Rank 11) (Game 24)
FIFA Ranking
The higher FIFA ranked team has won 16 games, drawn 3 games and lost 5 games of the 24 games played.
Drawn Games
England (FIFA Rank 10) drew with Mexico (FIFA Rank 22)
Mexico (FIFA Rank 22) drew with New Zealand (FIFA Rank 24)
North Korea (FIFA Rank 8) drew with Columbia (FIFA Rank 31)
Lost Games
Canada (FIFA Rank 6) lost to France (FIFA Rank 7)
Japan (FIFA Rank 4) lost to England (FIFA Rank 10)
Canada (FIFA Rank 6) lost to Nigeria (FIFA Rank 27)
USA (FIFA Rank 1) lost to Sweden (FIFA Rank 5)
Norway (FIFA Rank 9) lost to Australia (FIFA Rank 11)
Referees in the Group Games
The referees who have officiated the Group games are:
Jacqui MELKSHAM (AUS), Germany v Canada (3 goals)
Kari SEITZ (USA) , Nigeria v France (1 goal), Brazil v Norway (3 goals)
Kirsi HEIKKINEN (FIN), Japan v New Zealand (3 goals), France v Germany (6 goals)
Silvia REYS (PER), Mexico v England (2 goals)
Carol Anne CHENARD (CAN), Columbia v Sweden (1 goal), England v Japan (2 goals)
Bibiana STEINHAUS (GER), USA v North Korea (2 goals)Equatorial Guinea v Brazil (3 goals)
Quetzalli ALVARADO (MEX), Norway v Equatorial Guinea (1 goal)
Jenny PALMQVIST (SWE), Brazil v Australia (1 goal), New Zealand v Mexico (4 goals)
Etsuko FUKANO (JPN), Canada v France (4 goals), Sweden v USA (3 goals)
CHA Sung Mi (KOR), Germany v Nigeria (1 goal)
Christina PEDERSEN (NOR), Japan v Mexico (4 goals), North Korea v Colombia (0 goals)
Therese NEGUEL (CMR), New Zealand v England (3 goals)
Estela ALVAREZ (ARG), North Korea v Sweden (1 goal), Norway v Australia (3 goals)
Dagmar DAMKOVA (CZE), USA v Columbia (3 goals)
Gyoengyi GAAL (HUN), Australia v Equatorial Guinea (5 goals)
Finau VULIVULI (FIJ), Canada v Nigeria (1 goal)
Photo Credits
Iceland v Serbia



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