Chinese Women's Football Team Beats Denmark 3-2

With China's Women's Soccer Team tied 2-2 near the end of regulation, Song Xiaoli scores an improbable goal & lifts China to a thrilling 3-2 win. China has an overall record against Denmark 7-1-3 Win-Loss-Draw but surprisingly had less ball possession in the game, only 45 minutes compared to 55 minutes by Denmark. The Swedish coach of China, Marika Domanski-Lyfors, couldn't be more happier & remarked they deserved the win. While Denmark's coach Kenneth Heiner-Moller said a draw would've been more acceptable.

Here's some more related news at the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup in Wuhan:

China edge Denmark 3-2 in thrilling Group D opener - Substitute Song Xiaoli firedan incredible long shot home in the 88th minute to earn hosts China the crucial three points in the FIFA Women's World Cup Group D opener against Denmark here on Wednesday. China head coach Marika Domanski-Lyfors said, "We did a very good job in the midfield defense and our quick-pace attacks worked well today." "And the whole team was in top form and high morale. We deserve the win," said Domanski-Lyfors, who led Sweden to the 2003 World Cup runners-up. Enjoying a 2-0 lead but being tied 2-2 in last minutes, China finally edged Denmark 3-2 to follow Brazil, who trounced New Zealand 5-0 earlier today, on the Group D standings. Denmark's coach Kenneth Heiner-Moller had said on Tuesday that the winner of this match would be one leg into the knockout stage. However, the luck was not on his side tonight.

England draw with Japan 2-2 in Group A match - A 2-2 draw brought the second match of Group A between England's Women Soccer Te
am and Japan Women Soccer Team to an end at Hongkou Football Stadium Tuesday night. Aya Miyama was the hero for Japan as her injury-time free-kick earned the Asian side two goals. The England Team looked to have won the game after Kelly Smith's two quick-fire goals on 81 and 83 minutes, but Miyama, who had earlier fired Japan in front from another free-kick, came to their rescue in the last minute. The first half saw no scoring from each side. In the first 15 minutes, Japan Soccer players tried several times, shooting and taking corners. But their efforts ended in vain in front of England's dense defending. England's best chance came in the 38th minute, but it fell to Nigerian-born Eniola Aluko. Smith flicked the ball over the defense to Aluko who hurdled the in-rushing goalkeeper and had an open goal at her mercy but side-footed wide.

Dark Horses Democratic People's Republic of Korea Soccer Team hold U.S. 2-2 in Group B opener - Pre-tournament favorites the United States scored a late goal to avoid a defeat in their opening Women's World Cup Group B campaign here on Tuesday against highly expected "Dark Horses" DPRK. Heather O'Reilly denied a giant-killing run from Democratic People's Republic of Korea Soccer Team, volleying in a loose ball to level it 2-2 for the United States on 69 minutes after Kristine Lilly's pass into the penalty box was touched off. The all-time leaders to women's soccer world, who won the World Cup title in 1999 and 2003 on home soil, opened the match with better controls on the ball and more stylish attacks, earned five corner kicks before the break against the Koreans' sole one, but failed to convert any of their opportunities into goals.
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