1999 FIFA Women's World Cup

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1999 FIFA Women's World Cup
Tournament details
Host country United States
Dates 19 June - 10 July
Teams 16
Final positions
Champions  United States (2nd title)
Runners-up  China PR
Third place  Brazil
Fourth place  Norway
Tournament statistics
Matches played 32
Goals scored 123 (3.84 per match)
Attendance 1,194,215 (37,319 per match)
Top scorer(s) Brazil Sissi
China Sun Wen
(7 goals)
Best player China Sun Wen
1995
2003

The 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup, the third edition of the FIFA Women's World Cup, was held in the United States and won by the host team.[1][2] The final between the U.S. and China, held on July 10 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California was the most-attended women's sports event in history with an official attendance of 90,185.[3] The final was scoreless after extra time and won by the U.S. in a penalty shootout[4]

Venues[edit]

1999 FIFA Women's World Cup (USA)

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 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup squads.

Match officials[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 United States 3 3 0 0 13 1 +12 9
 Nigeria 3 2 0 1 5 8 −3 6
 North Korea 3 1 0 2 4 6 −2 3
 Denmark 3 0 0 3 1 8 −7 0
19 June 1999
15:00
United States  3 – 0  Denmark
Hamm Goal 17'
Foudy Goal 73'
Lilly Goal 89'
Report
Giants Stadium, East Rutherford
Attendance: 78,972
Referee: Sonia Denoncourt (Canada)

20 June 1999
18:30
North Korea  1 – 2  Nigeria
Jo Goal 74' Report Akide Goal 50'
Nwadike Goal 79'
Rose Bowl, Pasadena
Attendance: 17,100
Referee: Katriina Elovirta (Finland)

24 June 1999
19:00
United States  7 – 1  Nigeria
Chiejine Goal 2' (o.g.)
Hamm Goal 20'
Milbrett Goal 23'83'
Lilly Goal 32'
Akers Goal 39'
Parlow Goal 42'
Report Okosieme Goal 2'
Soldier Field, Chicago
Attendance: 65,080
Referee: Nicole Petignat (Switzerland)

24 June 1999
18:00
North Korea  3 – 1  Denmark
Jin Goal 15'
Jo Goal 39'
Kim Goal 73'
Report Johansen Goal 74'
Civic Stadium, Portland
Attendance: 20,129
Referee: Martha Toro (Colombia)

27 June 1999
16:00
Nigeria  2 – 0  Denmark
Akide Goal 25'
Okosieme Goal 81'
Report

27 June 1999
19:00
United States  3 – 0  North Korea
MacMillan Goal 56'
Venturini Goal 68'76'
Report
Foxboro Stadium, Foxborough
Attendance: 50,484
Referee: Katriina Elovirta (Finland)

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Brazil 3 2 1 0 12 4 +8 7
 Germany 3 1 2 0 10 4 +6 5
 Italy 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
 Mexico 3 0 0 3 1 15 −14 0
19 June 1999
17:30
Brazil  7 – 1  Mexico
Pretinha Goal 3'12'90+1'
Sissi Goal 29'42'50'
Kátia Goal 35' (pen.)
Report Domínguez Goal 10'

20 June 1999
16:00
Germany  1 – 1  Italy
Wiegmann Goal 61' (pen.) Report Panico Goal 36'
Rose Bowl, Pasadena
Attendance: 17,100
Referee: Bola Elizabeth Abidoye (Nigeria)

24 June 1999
17:00
Brazil  2 – 0  Italy
Sissi Goal 3'63' Report
Soldier Field, Chicago
Attendance: 65,080
Referee: Gitte Nielsen (Denmark)

24 June 1999
20:30
Germany  6 – 0  Mexico
Grings Goal 10'57'90+2'
Smisek Goal 46'
Hingst Goal 49'
Lingor Goal 89'
Report
Civic Stadium, Portland
Attendance: 20,129
Referee: Im Eun Ju (Korea Republic)

27 June 1999
13:30
Germany  3 – 3  Brazil
Prinz Goal 8'
Wiegmann Goal 46' (pen.)
Jones Goal 58'
Report Kátia Goal 15'
Sissi Goal 20'
Maicon Goal 90+4'

27 June 1999
16:30
Mexico  0 – 2  Italy
Report Panico Goal 37'
Zanni Goal 51'

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Norway 3 3 0 0 13 2 +11 9
 Russia 3 2 0 1 10 3 +7 6
 Canada 3 0 1 2 3 12 −9 1
 Japan 3 0 1 2 1 10 −9 1
19 June 1999
19:00
Japan  1 – 1  Canada
Otake Goal 64' Report Burtini Goal 32'
Spartan Stadium, San Jose
Attendance: 23,298
Referee: Maria Edilene Siqueira (Brazil)

20 June 1999
16:00
Norway  2 – 1  Russia
Sandaune Goal 28'
Pettersen Goal 68'
Report Komarova Goal 78'
Foxboro Stadium, Foxborough
Attendance: 14,873
Referee: Xiudi Zuo (China)

23 June 1999
18:00
Norway  7 – 1  Canada
Aarønes Goal 8'36'
Lehn Goal 49'
Riise Goal 54'
Medalen Goal 68'
Pettersen Goal 76'
Gulbrandsen Goal 87'
Report Hooper Goal 31'

23 June 1999
18:00
Japan  0 – 5  Russia
Report Savina Goal 29'
Letyushova Goal 52'90'
N. Karasseva Goal 58'
Barbashina Goal 80'
Civic Stadium, Portland
Attendance: 17,668
Referee: Sandra Hunt (United States)

26 June 1999
12:00
Canada  1 – 4  Russia
Hooper Goal 76' Report Grigorieva Goal 54'
Fomina Goal 66'86'
O. Karasseva Goal 90+1'
Giants Stadium, East Rutherford
Attendance: 29,401
Referee: Xiudi Zuo (China)

26 June 1999
18:30
Norway  4 – 0  Japan
Riise Goal 8' (pen.)
Isozaki Goal 26' (o.g.)
Aarønes Goal 36'
Mellgren Goal 61'
Report

Group D[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 China PR 3 3 0 0 12 2 +10 9
 Sweden 3 2 0 1 6 3 +3 6
 Australia 3 0 1 2 3 7 −4 1
 Ghana 3 0 1 2 1 10 −9 1
19 June 1999
17:00
China PR  2 – 1  Sweden
Jin Y. Goal 17'
Liu A.L. Goal 69'
Report Bengtsson Goal 2'
Spartan Stadium, San Jose
Attendance: 23,298
Referee: Virginia Tovar (Mexico)

20 June 1999
19:30
Australia  1 – 1  Ghana
Murray Goal 74' Report Gyamfua Goal 76'
Foxboro Stadium, Foxborough
Attendance: 14,867
Referee: Kari Seitz (United States)

23 June 1999
20:30
Australia  1 – 3  Sweden
Murray Goal 32' Report Tornqvist Goal 8'
Ljungberg Goal 21'69'
Jack Kent Cooke Stadium, Landover
Attendance: 16,448
Referee: Fatou Gaye (Senegal)

23 June 1999
20:30
China PR  7 – 0  Ghana
Sun W. Goal 9'21'54'
Jin Y. Goal 16'
Zhang O.Y. Goal 82'90+1'
Zhao L.H. Goal 90+2'
Report
Civic Stadium, Portland
Attendance: 17,668
Referee: Elke Günthner (Germany)

26 June 1999
14:30
China PR  3 – 1  Australia
Sun W. Goal 39'51'
Liu Y. Goal 73'
Report Salisbury Goal 66'

26 June 1999
16:00
Ghana  0 – 2  Sweden
Report Svensson Goal 58'86'
Soldier Field, Chicago
Attendance: 34,256
Referee: Sonia Denoncourt (Canada)

Knockout stage[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
1 July – Landover        
  United States  3
4 July – Palo Alto
  Germany  2  
  United States  2
1 July – Landover
    Brazil  0  
  Brazil  4
10 July – Pasadena
  Nigeria  3  
  United States  0 (5)
30 June – San Jose
    China PR  0 (4)
  Norway  3
4 July – Foxboro
  Sweden  1  
  Norway  0 Third place
30 June – San Jose
    China PR  5  
  China PR  2   Norway  0 (4)
  Russia  0     Brazil  0 (5)
10 July – Pasadena

Quarter-finals[edit]

30 June 1999
17:00
China PR  2 – 0  Russia
Pu W. Goal 37'
Jin Y. Goal 56'
Report
Spartan Stadium, San Jose
Attendance: 21,411
Referee: Nicole Petignat (Switzerland)

30 June 1999
19:30
Norway  3 – 1  Sweden
Aarønes Goal 51'
Pettersen Goal 58'
Riise Goal 72' (pen.)
Report Moström Goal 90'
Spartan Stadium, San Jose
Attendance: 21,411
Referee: Im Eun Ju (Korea Republic)

1 July 1999
19:00
United States  3 – 2  Germany
Milbrett Goal 16'
Chastain Goal 49'
Fawcett Goal 66'
Report Chastain Goal 5' (o.g.)
Wiegmann Goal 45'
Jack Kent Cooke Stadium, Landover
Attendance: 54,642
Referee: Martha Toro (Colombia)

1 July 1999
21:30
Brazil  4 – 3 (a.e.t.)  Nigeria
Cidinha Goal 4'22'
Nenê Goal 35'
Sissi Golden goal in the 104th minute 104'
Report Emeafu Goal 63'
Okosieme Goal 72'
Egbe Goal 85'
Jack Kent Cooke Stadium, Landover
Attendance: 54,642
Referee: Virginia Tovar (Mexico)

Semi-finals[edit]

4 July 1999
13:30
United States  2 – 0  Brazil
Parlow Goal 5'
Akers Goal 80' (pen.)
Report
Stanford Stadium, Palo Alto
Attendance: 73,123
Referee: Katriina Elovirta (Finland)

4 July 1999
19:30
Norway  0 – 5  China PR
Report Sun W. Goal 3'72'
Liu A.L. Goal 14'51'
Fan Y.J. Goal 65'
Foxboro Stadium, Foxborough
Attendance: 8,986
Referee: Sonia Denoncourt (Canada)

Third place Play-off[edit]

A No extra time was played.[5]

Final[edit]

Awards[edit]

Golden Shoe Winner Golden Ball Winner FIFA Fair Play Trophy
Brazil Sissi
China Sun Wen
China Sun Wen  China PR

All-Star Team[edit]

Goalkeepers Defenders Midfielders Forwards

China Gao Hong
United States Briana Scurry

China Wang Liping
China Wen Lirong
Germany Doris Fitschen
United States Brandi Chastain
United States Carla Overbeck

Brazil Sissi
China Liu Ailing
China Zhao Lihong
Germany Bettina Wiegmann
United States Michelle Akers

China Jin Yan
China Sun Wen
Norway Ann Kristin Aarønes
United States Mia Hamm

Goalscorers[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ By JERE LONGMANPublished: June 22, 1999 (1999-06-22). "WOMEN'S WORLD CUP; Bigger Crowds Watching Better Play - New York Times". Nytimes.com. Retrieved 2012-10-30. 
  2. ^ "SOCCER; 1999 Women's World Cup: Beautiful Game Takes Flight". Nytimes.com. Retrieved 2012-08-03. 
  3. ^ By JERE LONGMANPublished: May 20, 1999 (1999-05-20). "SOCCER; 1999 Women's World Cup: Beautiful Game Takes Flight - New York Times". Nytimes.com. Retrieved 2012-08-03. 
  4. ^ "1999 U.s. Women's Soccer Team - Los Angeles Times". Articles.latimes.com. 2012-07-13. Retrieved 2012-08-02. 
  5. ^ "Brazil takes third". SI/CNN. 10 July 1999. Retrieved 16 April 2012. 

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