2003 FIFA Women's World Cup

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2003 FIFA Women's World Cup
USA 2003
2003 FIFA Women's World Cup logo.svg
Official logo
Tournament details
Host country United States
Dates 20 September – 12 October
Teams 16
Final positions
Champions  Germany (1st title)
Runners-up  Sweden
Third place  United States
Fourth place  Canada
Tournament statistics
Matches played 32
Goals scored 107 (3.34 per match)
Attendance 656,789 (20,525 per match)
Top scorer(s) Germany Birgit Prinz (7 goals)
Best player Germany Birgit Prinz
1999
2007

The FIFA Women's World Cup 2003, the fourth edition of the FIFA Women's World Cup, was held in the United States and won by Germany.[1] The tournament was originally scheduled for China. On 3 May 2003 the tournament was abruptly moved to the United States, as a result of the 2003 SARS outbreak in China.[2] Because the United States had hosted the 1999 World Cup, it was thought the United States could best organize the tournament in the little time remaining before the October scheduled start. In addition, women's soccer boosters in the United States hoped that interest generated by the tournament would save the U.S. women's professional league, the Women's United Soccer Association, from folding.[3]

In compensation for losing the tournament, China retained its automatic qualification as host, and was named as host for the 2007 event.[4][5][6][7]

Mostly due to the rescheduling of the tournament on short notice, FIFA and the United States Soccer Federation were forced to creatively schedule matches. Nine doubleheaders were scheduled in group play (similar to the 1999 format). They also had to abandon the modern practice of scheduling the final matches of the group stage to kick off simultaneously. In Groups A and D, the final matches were scheduled as the two ends of a doubleheader. The final matches in Groups B and C were also scheduled as doubleheaders, but split between two cities, with a Group B match in each city followed by a Group C match. The four quarterfinals were also scheduled as two doubleheaders, and both semifinals were also a doubleheader.[8]

Venues[edit]

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The Home Depot Center

Location: Carson, CA
Capacity: 27,000

Columbus Crew Stadium

Location: Columbus, OH
Capacity: 23,000

Gillette Stadium

Location: Foxborough, MA
Capacity: 22,385

2003 FIFA Women's World Cup (USA)
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Lincoln Financial Field

Location: Philadelphia, PA
Capacity: 68,500

PGE Park

Location: Portland, OR
Capacity: 27,700

RFK Stadium

Location: Washington, DC
Capacity: 55,000

Teams[edit]

Qualifying countries

16 teams participated in the final tournament. The teams were:

Squads[edit]

For a list of all squads that played in the final tournament, see 2003 FIFA Women's World Cup squads.

Match officials[edit]

First round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 United States 3 3 0 0 11 1 +10 9
 Sweden 3 2 0 1 5 3 +2 6
 North Korea 3 1 0 2 3 4 −1 3
 Nigeria 3 0 0 3 0 11 −11 0
20 September 2003
Nigeria  0–3  North Korea Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia
21 September 2003
United States  3–1  Sweden RFK Stadium, Washington
25 September 2003
Sweden  1–0  North Korea Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia
United States  5–0  Nigeria Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia
28 September 2003
Sweden  3–0  Nigeria Columbus Crew Stadium, Columbus
North Korea  0–3  United States Columbus Crew Stadium, Columbus

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Brazil 3 2 1 0 8 2 +6 7
 Norway 3 2 0 1 10 5 +5 6
 France 3 1 1 1 2 3 −1 4
 South Korea 3 0 0 3 1 11 −10 0
20 September 2003
Norway  2–0  France Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia
21 September 2003
Brazil  3–0  South Korea RFK Stadium, Washington
24 September 2003
Norway  1–4  Brazil RFK Stadium, Washington
France  1–0  South Korea RFK Stadium, Washington
27 September 2003
South Korea  1–7  Norway Gillette Stadium, Foxborough
France  1–1  Brazil RFK Stadium, Washington

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Germany 3 3 0 0 13 2 +11 9
 Canada 3 2 0 1 7 5 +2 6
 Japan 3 1 0 2 7 6 +1 3
 Argentina 3 0 0 3 1 15 −14 0
20 September 2003
Germany  4–1  Canada Columbus Crew Stadium, Columbus
Japan  6–0  Argentina Columbus Crew Stadium, Columbus
24 September 2003
Germany  3–0  Japan Columbus Crew Stadium, Columbus
Canada  3–0  Argentina Columbus Crew Stadium, Columbus
27 September 2003
Canada  3–1  Japan Gillette Stadium, Foxborough
Argentina  1–6  Germany RFK Stadium, Washington

Group D[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 China PR 3 2 1 0 3 1 +2 7
 Russia 3 2 0 1 5 2 +3 6
 Ghana 3 1 0 2 2 5 −3 3
 Australia 3 0 1 2 3 5 −2 1
21 September 2003
Australia  1–2  Russia The Home Depot Center, Carson
China PR  1–0  Ghana The Home Depot Center, Carson
25 September 2003
Ghana  0–3  Russia The Home Depot Center, Carson
China PR  1–1  Australia The Home Depot Center, Carson
28 September 2003
Ghana  2–1  Australia PGE Park, Portland
China PR  1–0  Russia PGE Park, Portland

Knockout stage[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
1 October — Foxborough        
   United States   1
5 October — Portland
   Norway   0  
   United States   0
2 October — Portland
       Germany   3  
   Germany   7
12 October — Carson
   Russia   1  
   Germany   2
1 October — Boston    
     Sweden   1
   Brazil   1
5 October — Portland
   Sweden   2  
   Sweden   2 Third place
2 October — Portland
       Canada   1   12 October — Carson
   China PR   0
   United States   3
   Canada   1  
   Canada   1
 

Quarterfinals[edit]

1 October 2003
19:30
United States  1–0  Norway
Wambach Goal 24' (Report)
Gillette Stadium, Foxboro
Attendance: 25,103
Referee: Nicole Petignat (Switzerland)

1 October 2003
16:30
Brazil  1–2  Sweden
Marta Goal 44' (pen.) (Report) Svensson Goal 23'
Andersson Goal 53'
Gillette Stadium, Foxboro
Attendance: 25,103
Referee: Zhang Dongqing (China)

2 October 2003
19:30
Germany  7–1  Russia
Müller Goal 25'
Minnert Goal 57'
Wunderlich Goal 60'
Garefrekes Goal 62'85'
Prinz Goal 80'89'
(Report) Danilova Goal 70'
PGE Park, Portland
Attendance: 20,021
Referee: Im Eun-Ju (Korea)

2 October 2003
22:30
China PR  0–1  Canada
(Report) Hooper Goal 7'
PGE Park, Portland
Attendance: 20,021
Referee: Kari Seitz (USA)

Semifinals[edit]

5 October 2003
19:30
Germany  3–0  United States
Garefrekes Goal 15'
Meinert Goal 90+1'
Prinz Goal 90+3'
(Report)
PGE Park, Portland
Attendance: 27,623
Referee: Sonia Denoncourt (Canada)

5 October 2003
22:30
Canada  1–2  Sweden
Lang Goal 64' (Report) Moström Goal 79'
Öqvist Goal 86'
PGE Park, Portland
Attendance: 27,623
Referee: Katriina Elovirta (Finland)

Third place match[edit]

11 October 2003
15:30
United States  3–1  Canada
Lilly Goal 22'
Boxx Goal 51'
Milbrett Goal 80'
(Report) Sinclair Goal 38'
The Home Depot Center, Carson
Attendance: 25,253
Referee: Tammy Ogston (Australia)

Final[edit]

12 October 2003
13:00
Germany  2–1 (asdet)  Sweden
Meinert Goal 46'
Künzer Golden goal in the 98th minute 98'
(Report) Ljungberg Goal 41'
The Home Depot Center, Carson
Attendance: 26,137
Referee: Cristina Babadac (Romania)

Awards[edit]

Golden Shoe Winner Golden Ball Winner FIFA Fair Play Trophy
Germany Birgit Prinz Germany Birgit Prinz  China PR

All-star team[edit]

Goalkeeper Defenders Midfielders Forwards

Germany Silke Rottenberg

China Wang Liping
Germany Sandra Minnert
United States Joy Fawcett

Germany Bettina Wiegmann
Sweden Malin Moström
United States Shannon Boxx

Canada Charmaine Hooper
Germany Maren Meinert
Germany Birgit Prinz
Sweden Victoria Svensson

Goal scorers[edit]

Birgit Prinz of Germany won the Golden Shoe award for scoring seven goals. In total, 107 goals were scored by 56 different players, with only one of them credited as own goal.

7 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Own goal

Tournament ranking[edit]

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Germany 6 6 0 0 25 4 +21 18
2  Sweden 6 4 0 2 10 7 +3 12
3  United States 6 5 0 1 15 5 +10 15
4  Canada 6 3 0 3 10 10 0 9
Eliminated in the quarter-finals
5  Brazil 4 2 1 1 9 4 +5 7
6  China PR 4 2 1 1 3 2 +1 7
7  Norway 4 2 0 2 10 6 –4 6
8  Russia 4 2 0 2 6 9 –3 6
Eliminated at the group stage
9  France 3 1 1 1 2 3 –1 4
10  Japan 3 1 0 2 7 6 +1 3
11  North Korea 3 1 0 2 3 4 –1 3
12  Ghana 3 1 0 2 2 5 –3 3
13  Australia 3 0 1 2 3 5 –2 1
14  South Korea 3 0 0 3 1 11 –10 0
15  Argentina 3 0 0 3 1 15 –14 0
16  Nigeria 3 0 0 3 0 11 –11 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jere Longman (13 Oct 2003). "SOCCER; Golden Goal Proves Magical as Germany Captures Women's World Cup - New York Times". Nytimes.com. Retrieved 31 Jul 2012. 
  2. ^ "SARS Threatens Staging of Women's World Cup - Los Angeles Times". Articles.latimes.com. 7 Apr 2003. Retrieved 31 Jul 2012. 
  3. ^ Jere Longman (27 May 2003). "SOCCER; U.S. Replaces China As Host of Soccer's Women's World Cup - New York Times". Nytimes.com. Retrieved 1 Nov 2012. 
  4. ^ "World Cup Leans to the West - Los Angeles Times". Articles.latimes.com. 17 Jun 2003. Retrieved 31 Jul 2012. 
  5. ^ Jere Longman (27 May 2003). "SOCCER; U.S. Replaces China As Host of Soccer's Women's World Cup - New York Times". Nytimes.com. Retrieved 31 Jul 2012. 
  6. ^ "China paid $1.5m for losing women's world cup". www.smh.com.au. 20 Sep 2003. Retrieved 30 Oct 2012. 
  7. ^ "SI.com - Soccer - China 'respects' decision to move women's World Cup - Sunday May 04, 2003 07:46 AM". Sportsillustrated.cnn.com. 4 May 2003. Retrieved 30 Oct 2012. 
  8. ^ Jere Longman (17 Sep 2003). "SOCCER; The Group Dynamics of the Women's World Cup - New York Times". Nytimes.com. Retrieved 31 Jul 2012. 

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