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Encyclopedia > FIFA Women's World Cup
FIFA Women's World Cup
2007 FIFA Women's World Cup
Sport Football (soccer)
Founded 1991
No. of teams 16 (Finals)
Continent International (FIFA)
Most recent champion(s) Flag of Germany Germany

The FIFA Women's World Cup is recognized as the most important International competition in women's football and is played amongst women's national football teams of the member states of FIFA, the sport's global governing body. Contested every four years, the first Women's World Cup tournament, named the Women's World Championship, was held in 1991, sixty-one years after the men's first FIFA World Cup tournament in 1930. The current format has sixteen teams competing every four years for the winner's trophy. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Soccerball_current_event. ... Qualifying countries The FIFA Womens World Cup 2007 was held in China from September 10–September 30, 2007. ... UEFA Womens Cup Final 2005 at Potsdam Womens association football is the most prominent team sport for women in many countries, and one of the few womens team sports with professional leagues. ... See also: 1990 in sports, other events of 1991, 1992 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Ernie Irvan won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Dale Earnhardt CART Racing - Michael Andretti won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Rick Mears Formula One Championship - Ayrton... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about an international football organization. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A player (wearing the red kit) has penetrated the defence (in the white kit) and is taking a shot at goal. ... ‹ The template below (Expand) is being considered for deletion. ... This article is about an international football organization. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... For the club competition, see FIFA Club World Cup. ...

Contents

History

The tournament was originally the brainchild of the then FIFA president João Havelange.[1] The inaugural tournament was hosted in China in 1991, with twelve teams sent to represent their countries. The 1995 FIFA Women's World Cup was held in Sweden with twelve teams. Over 660,000 spectators attended the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup in the United States, [2] and nearly one billion viewers from seventy countries tuned in to watch sixteen countries vie for the title.[citation needed] João Havelange Jean-Marie Faustin Goedefroid de Havelange (born May 8, 1916 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) was the president of FIFA from 1974 to 1998. ... The 1991 FIFA Womens World Cup was the first ever edition of the FIFA Womens World Cup. ... The FIFA Womens World Cup 1995 was held in Sweden and won by Norway womens national football team. ... The FIFA Womens World Cup 1999 was held in the United States and won by the host team. ...


The United States and Germany have won the championship twice, and Norway once. Germany won most recently in the 2007 tournament. Qualifying countries The FIFA Womens World Cup 2007 was held in China from September 10–September 30, 2007. ...


In the 1999 edition, one of the most famous moments of the tournament was American defender Brandi Chastain's victory celebration after scoring the Cup-winning penalty shot against China. She took off her jersey and waved it over her head (as men frequently do), showing her muscular torso and sports bra as she celebrated. The 1999 final in the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California had an attendance of 90,185, a world record for a women's sporting event.[3] Brandi Denise Chastain (born July 21, 1968) is a former soccer player, who was on the U.S. womens national soccer team from 1991 to 2004 and the San Jose CyberRays of the WUSA (2001-2003). ... Penalty shootouts, officially named kicks from the penalty mark, are a method sometimes used to decide which team progresses to the next stage of a tournament (or wins the tournament) following a draw in a game of football. ... Bra - front Bra - back A brassiere ( ; , commonly referred to as a bra, ) is an article of clothing that covers, supports, and elevates the breasts. ... The Rose Bowl is a stadium in the Los Angeles suburb of Pasadena, California. ... Pasadena is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. ...


The 1999 and 2003 Women's World Cups were both held in the United States; in 2003 China was supposed to host it but the tournament was moved because of SARS. [4] As compensation, China retained its automatic qualification to the 2003 tournament as host nation and was automatically chosen to host the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup. The host country for the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup will be decided by vote in November 2007. The FIFA Womens World Cup 2003 was held in the United States and won by Germany. ... Sars may refer to any of the following: Severe acute respiratory syndrome, commonly abbreviated as SARS Michael Sars, a Norwegian biologist, father of Georg Sars Georg Sars, a Norwegian biologist, son of Michael Sars Special Administrative Regions, commonly abbreviated as SARs Sars, Perm Krai, an urban settlement in Perm Krai... Qualifying countries The FIFA Womens World Cup 2007 was held in China from September 10–September 30, 2007. ... The FIFA Womens World Cup 2011 will be the first Womens World Cup to be competitively chosen under standard bidding procedures since the 1999 Cup in the USA. The 2003 event was originally awarded to China, but due to the SARS outbreak it was relocated to the United...


At the 2007 World Cup in China, U.S. captain Kristine Lilly will participate in her fifth world cup, making her the only woman and one of three players in history to appear in five world cups.[5] Kristine Marie Lilly (born July 22, 1971 in New York City) is an American soccer player, who has been a fixture on the U.S. womens national team since 1987. ...


Format

The participants qualify through the regional football confederations of Oceania (OFC), Europe (UEFA), North America, Central America and the Caribbean (CONCACAF), South America (CONMEBOL), Asia (AFC) and Africa (CAF). Oceania Football Confederation logo since 1998 The Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) is one of the six continental confederations of international football. ... The Union Européenne de Football Association or Union of European Football Associations in English, almost always referred to by the acronym UEFA (pronounced (you-AY-fuh) or (oo-Ay-fuh) or ), is the administrative and controlling body for European football. ... CONCACAF (the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football) is the continent-wide governing body for association football in North America, Central America and the Caribbean. ... CONMEBOL or CSF (CONfederación SudaMEricana de FútBOL, South American Football Confederation) is the governing body of football in most of South America. ... The 46 member Asian Football Confederation (AFC) is the governing body of football in Asia, excluding Cyprus and Israel but including Australia. ... The 53 member CAF (Confederation of African Football) , (French : Confédération Africaine de Football) , (Arabic : الإتحاد الأفريقى لكرة القدم) represents international football in Africa, and organises the African Cup of Nations, CAF Confederation Cup and the African Champions League. ...


The competition takes place over the course of three weeks. In the group stage, 16 teams seeded into four groups (A,B,C, and D) compete against each other in a round-robin tournament. After Germany trounced Argentina 11–0 in the opening game of the 2007 World Cup, FIFA president Sepp Blatter conceded that the one-sided match was "not good for the game" and was something that FIFA would consider in deciding whether or not to expand the group phase to 24 teams. [6]


In the knockout phase, the top two teams from each group advance to the quarterfinals, a single-elimination tournament in which teams play each other in one-off matches, with extra time and penalty shootouts used to decide the winner if necessary. The winner of Group A plays the runner-up of Group B, The winner of Group B plays the runner-up of Group A, etc. A single-elimination tournament, also called a knockout or sudden death tournament, is a type of tournament where the loser of each match is immediately eliminated from winning the championship or first prize in the event. ... Extra time is an additional period played at the end of some games of football (soccer) if the score is tied after the two standard periods (halves) of play. ... Penalty shootouts, officially named kicks from the penalty mark, are a method sometimes used to decide which team progresses to the next stage of a tournament (or wins the tournament) following a draw in a game of football. ...


The winners of the four quarterfinal games move on to the semifinal matches, which determine the contestants for the championship game. The losing semifinalists compete to determine third place. Championship is a term used to refer to various forms of sports competitions in which the aim is to decide which individual or team is the champion; that is, the best competitor. ...


Impact

Since its conception in 1989, the Women's World Cup has continued to grow in popularity. FIFA estimates that there are currently forty million girls and women playing football around the world.[citation needed] Planning for the 2007 Women's World Cup in China reflects the growth.[citation needed]


Tournaments

Year Host Final Third Place Match
Winner Score Runner-up 3rd Place Score 4th Place
1991
Details
Flag of the People's Republic of China China Flag of the United States
USA
2–1 Flag of Norway
Norway
Flag of Sweden
Sweden
4–0 Flag of Germany
Germany
1995
Details
Flag of Sweden Sweden Flag of Norway
Norway
2–0 Flag of Germany
Germany
Flag of the United States
USA
2–0 Flag of the People's Republic of China
China PR
1999
Details
Flag of the United States United States Flag of the United States
USA
0–0
asdet
(5–4)
on penalties
Flag of the People's Republic of China
China PR
Flag of Brazil
Brazil
0–0
asdet
(5–4)
on penalties
Flag of Norway
Norway
2003
Details
Flag of the United States United States Flag of Germany
Germany
2–1
asdet
Flag of Sweden
Sweden
Flag of the United States
USA
3–1 Flag of Canada
Canada
Match decided on golden goal
2007
Details
Flag of the People's Republic of China China Flag of Germany
Germany
2–0 Flag of Brazil
Brazil
Flag of the United States
USA
4–1 Flag of Norway
Norway
2011
Details
to be determined

Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... The 1991 FIFA Womens World Cup was the first ever edition of the FIFA Womens World Cup. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Norway. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... The FIFA Womens World Cup 1995 was held in Sweden and won by Norway womens national football team. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Norway. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... First International - Largest win - Worst defeat - World Cup Appearances Best result - Olympic Games Appearances Best result - - Appearances Best result - edit The China womens national football team represents the Peoples Republic of China in international womens football. ... This article is about the year. ... The FIFA Womens World Cup 1999 was held in the United States and won by the host team. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Sudden death (or a sudden death round) is a way of providing a winner for a contest or game (typically a sport) which would otherwise end in a tie. ... Penalty shootouts, officially named kicks from the penalty mark, are a method sometimes used to decide which team progresses to the next stage of a tournament (or wins the tournament) following a draw in a game of football. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... First International - Largest win - Worst defeat - World Cup Appearances Best result - Olympic Games Appearances Best result - - Appearances Best result - edit The China womens national football team represents the Peoples Republic of China in international womens football. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Sudden death (or a sudden death round) is a way of providing a winner for a contest or game (typically a sport) which would otherwise end in a tie. ... Penalty shootouts, officially named kicks from the penalty mark, are a method sometimes used to decide which team progresses to the next stage of a tournament (or wins the tournament) following a draw in a game of football. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Norway. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The FIFA Womens World Cup 2003 was held in the United States and won by Germany. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Sudden death (or a sudden death round) is a way of providing a winner for a contest or game (typically a sport) which would otherwise end in a tie. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The golden goal was a method used in football to decide the winner of games in elimination matches which end in a draw after the end of ordinary time (90 minutes). ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st Century. ... Qualifying countries The FIFA Womens World Cup 2007 was held in China from September 10–September 30, 2007. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Norway. ... 2011 (MMXI) will be a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The FIFA Womens World Cup 2011 will be the first Womens World Cup to be competitively chosen under standard bidding procedures since the 1999 Cup in the USA. The 2003 event was originally awarded to China, but due to the SARS outbreak it was relocated to the United... Extra time is an additional period played at the end of some games of football (soccer) if the score is tied after the two standard periods (halves) of play. ... Sudden death (or a sudden death round) is a way of providing a winner for a contest or game (typically a sport) which would otherwise end in a tie. ... Extra time is an additional period played at the end of some games of football (soccer) if the score is tied after the two standard periods (halves) of play. ...

All-time performance

Team Titles Runners-up Third-place Fourth-place
Flag of Germany Germany 2 (2003, 2007) 1 (1995) - 1 (1991)
Flag of the United States USA 2 (1991, 1999) - 3 (1995, 2003, 2007) -
Flag of Norway Norway 1 (1995) 1 (1991) - 2 (1999, 2007)
Flag of Brazil Brazil - 1 (2007) 1 (1999) -
Flag of Sweden Sweden - 1 (2003) 1 (1991) -
Flag of the People's Republic of China China PR - 1 (1999) - 1 (1995)
Flag of Canada Canada - - - 1 (2003)

Map of Womens World Cup participants and their best results For more information about the FIFA Womens World Cup, see the article FIFA Womens World Cup. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... The FIFA Womens World Cup 2003 was held in the United States and won by Germany. ... Qualifying countries The FIFA Womens World Cup 2007 was held in China from September 10–September 30, 2007. ... The FIFA Womens World Cup 1995 was held in Sweden and won by Norway womens national football team. ... The 1991 FIFA Womens World Cup was the first ever edition of the FIFA Womens World Cup. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The 1991 FIFA Womens World Cup was the first ever edition of the FIFA Womens World Cup. ... The FIFA Womens World Cup 1999 was held in the United States and won by the host team. ... The FIFA Womens World Cup 1995 was held in Sweden and won by Norway womens national football team. ... The FIFA Womens World Cup 2003 was held in the United States and won by Germany. ... Qualifying countries The FIFA Womens World Cup 2007 was held in China from September 10–September 30, 2007. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Norway. ... The FIFA Womens World Cup 1995 was held in Sweden and won by Norway womens national football team. ... The 1991 FIFA Womens World Cup was the first ever edition of the FIFA Womens World Cup. ... The FIFA Womens World Cup 1999 was held in the United States and won by the host team. ... Qualifying countries The FIFA Womens World Cup 2007 was held in China from September 10–September 30, 2007. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Qualifying countries The FIFA Womens World Cup 2007 was held in China from September 10–September 30, 2007. ... The FIFA Womens World Cup 1999 was held in the United States and won by the host team. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... The FIFA Womens World Cup 2003 was held in the United States and won by Germany. ... The 1991 FIFA Womens World Cup was the first ever edition of the FIFA Womens World Cup. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... First International - Largest win - Worst defeat - World Cup Appearances Best result - Olympic Games Appearances Best result - - Appearances Best result - edit The China womens national football team represents the Peoples Republic of China in international womens football. ... The FIFA Womens World Cup 1999 was held in the United States and won by the host team. ... The FIFA Womens World Cup 1995 was held in Sweden and won by Norway womens national football team. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The FIFA Womens World Cup 2003 was held in the United States and won by Germany. ...

See also

UEFA Womens Cup Final 2005 at Potsdam Womens association football is the most prominent team sport for women in many countries, and one of the few womens team sports with professional leagues. ... For the club competition, see FIFA Club World Cup. ...

References

  1. ^ Women's World Cup History. Sports Illustrated. Retrieved on March 25, 2007.
  2. ^ FIFA Women's World Cup — USA 1999. FIFA.com. Retrieved on March 27, 2007.
  3. ^ Women's World Cup History. The Sports Network. Retrieved on March 25, 2007.
  4. ^ Koppel, Naomi. "FIFA moves Women's World Cup from China because of SARS", USA Today, 2003-05-03. Retrieved on 2007-03-27. 
  5. ^ U.S. Women Still Have One Link to the Past. Washington Post. Retrieved on September 7, 2007.
  6. ^ FIFA chief dismayed at 11–0 scoreline in women's World Cup opener. AFP. Retrieved on September 11, 2007.

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External links

  • FIFA official site
  • UEFA's page on the FIFA Women's World Cup
  • Photos: FIFA Women's World Cup China 2007 on Time.com (a division of Time Magazine)
  • RSSSF's pages

  Results from FactBites:
 
FIFA Women's World Cup - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (393 words)
Organised by FIFA, the sport's largest global governing body, the first Women's World Cup tournament was held in 1991, 61 years after the men's.
FIFA estimates that there are currently 40 million girls and women playing football around the world, and the number of women will equal the number of men by 2010.
The 1999 and 2003 Women's World Cups were both held in the United States; in 2003 China was supposed to host it but the tournament was moved because of SARS.
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