NKorea, Colombia draw 0-0 at women's World Cup

July 6, 2011

North Korea and Colombia drew 0-0 on Wednesday at the women's World Cup, ensuring neither team scored a single goal at the tournament.

Both teams were already eliminated after having lost their opening games to the United States and Sweden.

Colombia made the better start in an entertaining game, but North Korea went closest to scoring when Jo Yun Mi's shot flew narrowly wide of the corner in the sixth minute.

Yulieht Dominguez tried her luck from distance for Colombia only minutes later, requiring goalkeeper Hong Myong Hui to make a save.

Inaccurate passing meant both teams resorted to long-range efforts in a bid to break the deadlock, a shot from North Korea's Jon Myong Hwa landing on the roof of the net in the 29th.

Orianica Velasquez's free kick was easily gathered by Hong in the 66th, before teammate Katerin Castro had another shot blocked.

Yun Hyon Hi, who came on as a substitute in the 56th, was replaced after 20 minutes by Choe Mi Gyong.

Both sides went all out to score toward the end, when North Korea captain Jo went close again by heading narrowly wide in the 86th minute.

Also Wednesday, Sweden beat the U.S. team 2-1 to top Group C.



North Korea: Hong Myong Hui, Ho Un Byol, Paek Sol Hui, Kim Su Gyong (Kim Chung Sim, 48), Ra Un Sim (Yun Hyon Hi, 56, (Choe Mi Gyong, 76), Jo Yun Mi, Ri Ye Gyong, Jon Myong Hwa, Kim Un Ju, Yu Jong Hui, Ri Un Hyang.

Colombia: Sandra Sepulveda, Natalia Gaitan, Diana Ospina, Nataly Arias, Daniela Montoya (Liana Salazar, 89), Carmen Rodallega, Yulieht Dominguez, Kelis Peduzine, Katerin Castro (Ingrid Vidal, 88), Fatima Montano, Orianica Velasquez.

Referee: Christina Pedersen, Norway.