USA faces North Korea in rematch of '08 final

[UNDER-17 WOMEN'S WORLD: Day 3] The USA concludes group play at the Under-17 Women's World Cup on Saturday against North Korea, a rematch of the 2008 U-17 final won by the Koreans. Here are the USA's advancement scenarios ...

-- The USA will advance to the quarterfinals with a win.

-- A USA-North Korea tie would mean the margin of victory in the assumed French win over Gambia on Saturday would decide who joins the Koreans in the quarterfinals. North Korea (12-1 goal difference) and the USA (6-0) begin the day with four points while France (1-1) has two.

-- In case of a loss, the USA would be eliminated unless France didn't beat Gambia's Girl Scorpions, who have lost their first two games by a margin of 17-0.

2008 U-17 FINAL:
Nov. 16 in Auckland
North Korea 2 USA 1. Goals: Kim Un Hyang 77, Jang 113; own goal 2.
North Korea -- Hong, Hyon, Jon Hong Yon, Kim Sol Hui, Kim Un Hyang, Kim Uj (Ri Un Ae, 68), Pae (Jang, 104), Kim Hyon Mi, Ho, Jon Myong Hwa, Yun (Kim Un Ju, 53)
USA -- Vancil, Dunn, Colohan, Quon, S.Mewis, Brooks, Roberts, K.Mewis, Klei (Eddy, 61); DiMartino (Johnson, 106), Verloo.
Referee: Silvia Reyes (Peru).
Att.: 16,162.

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