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Dahlqvist strike downs North Korea

Published: Saturday 2 July 2011, 16.45CET
Lisa Dahlqvist's second-half strike earned Sweden a narrow success against North Korea to edge them into the FIFA Women's World Cup quarter-finals alongside the United States.
Dahlqvist strike downs North Korea
Sweden celebrate their second 1-0 win of the FIFA Women's World Cup group stage against Korea DPR ©Getty Images

Match statistics

Korea DPRSweden

Goals scored0
Attempts on target1
Attempts off target5
Fouls committed6
Yellow cards0
Red cards0


Last updated: 08/10/2011 12:54 CET


P: Played   
Pts: Points   


Published: Saturday 2 July 2011, 16.45CET

Dahlqvist strike downs North Korea

Lisa Dahlqvist's second-half strike earned Sweden a narrow success against North Korea to edge them into the FIFA Women's World Cup quarter-finals alongside the United States.

A goal midway through the second half by midfielder Lisa Dahlqvist earned Sweden a narrow victory against North Korea and proved sufficient to take them through to the FIFA Women's World Cup quarter-finals.

The Scandinavian side, who opened their tournament with a 1-0 defeat of Colombia, might have won by a greater margin had Lotta Schelin taken one of her chances in the first half. With two minutes gone, the forward fired just over the bar after racing into the area, and she could only shoot wide after being sent clear by Caroline Seger just before the half-hour mark.

At the other end, Kim Su-Gyong missed a presentable opportunity after six minutes when she blazed over when well placed, and the same player's header later in the half lacked the power to trouble Hedvig Lindahl.

Thomas Dennerby's charges upped the tempo after the interval and Dahlkvist should have scored when Schelin teed her up only for the midfielder to lose control of the ball. Moments later, the 24-year-old's goalbound shot was blocked on the line, but she eventually made amends, finishing from close range after a skilful lay-off by Therese Sjögran.

The North Koreans almost drew level when Sara Thunebro headed Ri Un-Hyang's shot off the line, but Sweden, who face Group A leaders the United States in Wolfsburg on Wednesday to decide who wins the section, held on for victory. The United States moved ahead of Sweden on goal difference following a 3-0 win against Colombia thanks to strikes by Heather O'Reilly, Megan Rapinoe and Carli Lloyd, which confirmed their, and Sweden's, quarter-final place.

Last updated: 03/07/11 15.19CET

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1Hong Myong Hui (GK)1Hedvig Lindahl (GK)
3Ho Un Byol2Charlotte Rohlin
5Song Jong Sun4Annica Svensson
7Yun Hyon Hi
5Caroline Seger (C)
Yellow Card60
8Kim Su Gyong
6Sara Thunebro
9Ra Un Sim7Sara Larsson
10Jo Yun Mi (C)8Lotta Schelin
11Ri Ye Gyong
9Jessica Landström
12Jon Myong Hwa15Therese Sjögran
16Jong Pok Sim16Linda Forsberg
17Ri Un Hyang17Lisa Dahlkvist


21Ri Jin Sim (GK)21Sofia Lundgren (GK)
18Kim Chol Ok (GK)12Kristin Hammarström (GK)
2Jon Hong Yon3Linda Sembrant
4Kim Myong Gum10Sofia Jakobsson
6Paek Sol Hui11Antonia Göransson
13Kim Un Ju
13Lina Nilsson
14Kim Chung Sim
14Josefine Öqvist
15Yu Jong Hui18Nilla Fischer
19Choe Mi Gyong
19Madelaine Edlund
20Kwon Song Hwa20Marie Hammarström


Kwang Min Kim (PRK) Thomas Dennerby (SWE)


Estela Alvarez (ARG)

Assistant referees

Maria Eugenia Rocco (ARG), Yoly Garcia (VEN)

Fourth official

Finau Vulivuli (FIJ)


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