The USA defeated Australia in the Quarterfinals of the 2004 FIFA Under-19 Women's World Championship in Chiangmai, Thailand on Sunday, while China eliminated Canada in Bangkok.
After a scoreless first half, Amy Rodriguez and Megan Rapinoe notched goals in the 54th and 68th minutes, respectively, for the USA in the 2:0 win over Australia at the 700th Anniversary Stadium in Chiangmai.
The stars & stripes progress into the Semifinals of the FIFA U-19 World Championship and will meet Germany on 24 November, at the Suphachalasai Stadium in Bangkok.
In another Quarterfinal on Sunday, Canada were beaten 3:1 by China in Bangkok. After the ejection of the maple leafs' goalkeeper Stacey Van Boxmeer by Referee Anna De Toni of Italy in the opening 60 seconds of the match, the Chinese got on the board two minutes later with a penalty kick goal by Ying Zhang. Zhang scored her second for China in the 21st minute for a 2:0 halftime lead.
Canada's Brittany Timko cut the deficit 2:1 with a goal in the 63rd minute of the second half, but Sa Liu scored for China two minutes later for the 3:1 final. China now advances to the semifinals and will face Brazil at the 24 November in Bangkok.
2004 FIFA UNDER-19 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
21.11.2004: Chiangmai, THAILAND; 700th Anniversary Stadium (A: 8280)
USA - AUSTRALIA 2:0 (0:0)
Amy RODRIGUEZ 54'; Megan RAPINOE 68'
USA: Ashlyn Harris - Rachel Buehler, Sheree Gray, Stephanie Lopez, Megan Rapinoe, Stephanie Logterman, Becky Sauerbrunn, Alexa Orand, Amy Rodriguez, Jessia Rostedt (46: Angie Woznuk) (76: Nikki Krzysik), Meagan Holmes. Booked: none
TD: Mark KRIKORIAN
AUS: Alison Logue - Caitlin Cooper, Kim Carroll, Emma Davison, Ellen Beaumont, Sally Shipard, Selin Kuralay, Collette McCallum, Nicole Somi (70: Lauren Colthorpe), Leah Blayney (58: Kylie Ledbrook), Leena Khamis (78: Catherine Cannuli). Booked: none
TD: Adrian SANTRAC
R: Mayumi OIWA (JPN)
21.11.2004: Bangkok, THAILAND; Suphachalasai Stadium (A: 5400)
CANADA - CHINA 1:3 (0:2)
Brittany TIMKO 63' - Ying ZHANG 3' pen, 21'; Sa LIU 65'
CAN: Stacey Van Boxmeer - Katie Radchuck, Tanya Dennis (60: Deana Everrett), Emily Zurrer, Amanda Cicchini, Veronique Maranda, Jodi-Ann Robinson (3: Stephanie Labbe), Aysha Jamani, Kara Lang, Sophie Schmidt, Brittany Timko. Booked: Labbe 90'+, Sent off: Van Boxmeer 1'
TD: Ian BRIDGE
CHN: Yanru Zhang - Yan Gao, Lin Guo, Kun Wang, Yongxia Sun, Ling Sun (90: Ying Gao), Ying Zhang, Yuan Xu (64: Sa Liu), Dandan Wang (81: Yue Guo), Xiaoxu Lou, Xinzhi Weng. Booked: Ling Sun 20', Xinzhi Weng 45', Xiaoxu Lou 90'+
TD: Haiming WANG
R: Anna DE TONI (ITA)
Photo #1 - Canada, by Lee Mills/Action Images
Photo #2 - USA, by Alex Morton/Action Images