1995 FIFA Women's World Cup

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1995 FIFA Women's World Cup
Världsmästerskapet i fotboll för damer 1995
1995 FIFA Women's World Cup.png
Official logo
Tournament details
Host countrySweden
Dates5–18 June
Teams12 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)5 (in 5 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Norway (1st title)
Runners-up Germany
Third place United States
Fourth place China PR
Tournament statistics
Matches played26
Goals scored99 (3.81 per match)
Attendance112,213 (4,316 per match)
Top scorer(s)Norway Ann Kristin Aarønes (6 goals)
Best player(s)Norway Hege Riise
Fair play award Sweden
1991
1999

The 1995 FIFA Women's World Cup, the second edition of the FIFA Women's World Cup, was held in Sweden and won by Norway.[1][2][3] The tournament featured 12 women's national teams from six continental confederations. The 12 teams were drawn into three groups of four and each group played a round-robin tournament. At the end of the group stage, the top two teams and two best third-ranked teams advanced to the knockout stage, beginning with the quarter-finals and culminating with the final at Råsunda Stadium on 18 June 1995.

Sweden became the first country to host both men's and women's World Cup, having hosted the men's in 1958.

Australia, Canada, and England made their debuts in the competition. The tournament also hosted as qualification for the 1996 Olympic games, with the eight quarter-finalists being invited to the Olympics. In the second edition of the Women's World Cup, matches were lengthened to the standard 90 minutes, and three points were awarded for a win.[4]

Summary[edit]

Bulgaria was originally awarded hosting rights for the tournament, but had to relinquish the rights and FIFA ended up awarding the tournament to Sweden.[5] About 112,000 tickets were sold for the entire tournament.[6]

As a FIFA rules experiment, each team was allowed a two-minute time out each half.[7]

Norway won the 1995 title, with one of four Norwegians watching the game on television. Norway's team plane was escorted back to Oslo by two F-16s on their way to a victory celebration.[8]

Venues[edit]

Teams[edit]

Qualifying countries and their results of the 1995 Women's World Cup

As in the previous edition of the FIFA Women's World cup, held in 1991, 12 teams participated in the final tournament. The teams were:

Squads[edit]

For a list of the squads that disputed the final tournament, see 1995 FIFA Women's World Cup squads.

Match officials[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Teams were awarded three points for a win, one point for a draw, and none for a defeat.[4]

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Germany 3 2 0 1 9 4 +5 6
2  Sweden (H) 3 2 0 1 5 3 +2 6
3  Japan 3 1 0 2 2 4 −2 3
4  Brazil 3 1 0 2 3 8 −5 3

(H): Host.

Sweden 0–1 Brazil
Report Roseli Goal 37'
Attendance: 14,500
Germany 1–0 Japan
Neid Goal 23' Report
Attendance: 3,824
Referee: Petros Mathabela (South Africa)
Sweden 3–2 Germany
Andersson Goal 65' (pen.) Goal 86'
Sundhage Goal 80'
Report Wiegmann Goal 9' (pen.)
Lohn Goal 42'
Attendance: 5,855
Referee: Linda May Black (New Zealand)
Brazil 1–2 Japan
Pretinha Goal 7' Report Noda Goal 13'45'
Attendance: 2,286
Referee: Catherine Leann Hepburn (United States)
Sweden 2–0 Japan
Videkull Goal 66'
Andelen Goal 88'
Report
Attendance: 7,811
Referee: Petros Mathabela (South Africa)
Brazil 1–6 Germany
Roseli Goal 19' Report Prinz Goal 5'
Meinert Goal 22'
Wiegmann Goal 42' (pen.)
Mohr Goal 78'89'
Bernhard Goal 90'
Attendance: 3,203

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Norway 3 3 0 0 17 0 +17 9
2  England 3 2 0 1 6 6 0 6
3  Canada 3 0 1 2 5 13 −8 1
4  Nigeria 3 0 1 2 5 14 −9 1
Norway 8–0 Nigeria
Sandberg Goal 30'44'82'
Riise Goal 49'
Aarønes Goal 60'90'
Medalen Goal 67'
Svensson Goal 76' (pen.)
Report
Attendance: 4,344
England 3–2 Canada
Coultard Goal 51' (pen.)85'
Spacey Goal 76' (pen.)
Report Stoumbos Goal 87'
Donnelly Goal 90+1'
Attendance: 655
Referee: Eva Ödlund (Sweden)
Norway 2–0 England
Haugen Goal 7'
Riise Goal 37'
Report
Attendance: 5,520
Referee: Eduardo Gamboa (Chile)
Nigeria 3–3 Canada
Nwadike Goal 26'
Avre Goal 60'
Okoroafor Goal 77'
Report Burtini Goal 12'55'
Donnelly Goal 20'
Norway 7–0 Canada
Aarønes Goal 4'21'90+3'
Riise Goal 12'
Pettersen Goal 71'89'
Leinan Goal 84'
Report
Attendance: 2,715
Referee: Maria Edilene Siqueira (Brazil)
Nigeria 2–3 England
Okoroafor Goal 13'
Nwadike Goal 74'
Report Farley Goal 10'38'
Walker Goal 27'
Attendance: 1,843
Referee: Ingrid Jonsson (Sweden)

Group C[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  United States 3 2 1 0 9 4 +5 7
2  China PR 3 2 1 0 10 6 +4 7
3  Denmark 3 1 0 2 6 5 +1 3
4  Australia 3 0 0 3 3 13 −10 0

Group C started with back-and-forth 3–3 draw between the United States and China with the Chinese coming back from a 3–1 deficit. Denmark's opening 5–0 win over Australia, in which Sonia Gegenhuber was sent off in the 45th minute for the Aussies, ultimately led to their securing one of the best third place runner up spots as they would lose their next two matches.[9]

United States goalkeeper Brianna Scurry was sent off in the 88th minute of the second group game against Denmark. With all three substitutions used, U.S. manager Tony DiCicco called upon striker Mia Hamm to play goalkeeper. Hamm made two saves over eight minutes of stoppage time to secure the 2–0 win.[10] In the other game, Angela Iannotta scored Australia's first-ever World Cup goal, but China defeated the Matildas 4–2.[9]

United States 3–3 China PR
Venturini Goal 22'
Milbrett Goal 34'
Hamm Goal 51'
Report Liping Goal 38'
Wei Goal 74'
Sun Goal 79'
Attendance: 4,635
Referee: Ingrid Jonsson (Sweden)
Denmark 5–0 Australia
Krogh Goal 12'48'
Nielsen Goal 25'
Jensen Goal 37'
Hansen Goal 86'
Report
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: Bente Skovgang (Norway)
United States 2–0 Denmark
Lilly Goal 9'
Milbrett Goal 49'
Report
Attendance: 2,740
Referee: Mamadouba Engage Camara (Guinea)
China PR 4–2 Australia
Zhou Goal 23'
Shi Goal 54'78'
Liu Goal 90+3'
Report Iannotta Goal 25'
Hughes Goal 89'
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: Maria Edilene Sequeira (Brazil)
United States 4–1 Australia
Foudy Goal 69'
Fawcett Goal 72'
Overbeck Goal 90+2' (pen.)
Keller Goal 90+4'
Report Casagrande Goal 54'
China PR 3–1 Denmark
Shi Goal 21'
Sun Goal 76'
Wei Goal 90'
Report Bonde Goal 44'
Attendance: 1,619
Referee: Eduardo Gamboa (Chile)

Ranking of third-placed teams[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Denmark 3 1 0 2 6 5 +1 3
2  Japan 3 1 0 2 2 4 −2 3
3  Canada 3 0 1 2 5 13 −8 1

Knockout stage[edit]

Bracket[edit]

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
13 June — Arosvallen
 
 
 Germany 3
 
15 June — Olympia Stadion
 
 England 0
 
 Germany 1
 
13 June — Olympia Stadion
 
 China PR 0
 
 Sweden 1 (3)
 
18 June — Råsunda
 
 China PR 1 (4)
 
 Germany 0
 
13 June — Strömvallen
 
 Norway 2
 
 United States 4
 
15 June — Arosvallen
 
 Japan 0
 
 United States 0
 
13 June — Tingvallen
 
 Norway 1 Third place
 
 Norway 3
 
17 June — Strömvallen
 
 Denmark 1
 
 China PR 0
 
 
 United States 2
 

Quarter-finals[edit]

Germany 3–0 England
Voss Goal 41'
Meinert Goal 55'
Mohr Goal 82'
Report
Attendance: 2,317
Referee: Bente Skogvang (Norway)


United States 4–0 Japan
Lilly Goal 8'42'
Milbrett Goal 45'
Venturini Goal 80'
Report
Attendance: 3,756
Referee: Eduardo Gamboa (Chile)

Norway 3–1 Denmark
Espeseth Goal 21'
Medalen Goal 64'
Riise Goal 85'
Report Krogh Goal 86'
Attendance: 4,655

Semi-finals[edit]

Germany 1–0 China PR
Wiegmann Goal 88' Report
Attendance: 3,693
Referee: Petros Mathabela (South Africa)

United States 0–1 Norway
Report Aarønes Goal 10'
Attendance: 2,893

Third place play-off[edit]

China PR 0–2 United States
Report Venturini Goal 24'
Hamm Goal 55'
Attendance: 4,335

Final[edit]

Germany 0–2 Norway
Report Riise Goal 37'
Pettersen Goal 40'
Attendance: 17,158
Referee: Ingrid Jonsson (Sweden)

Statistics[edit]

Goalscorers[edit]

There were 99 goals scored in 26 matches, for an average of 3.81 goals per match. Ann Kristin Aarønes of Norway won the Golden Shoe award for scoring six goals.

6 goals

5 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

Awards[edit]

The following awards were given at the conclusion of the tournament:[11]

Golden Ball Silver Ball Bronze Ball
Norway Hege Riise Norway Gro Espeseth Norway Ann Kristin Aarønes
Golden Shoe Silver Shoe Bronze Shoe
Norway Ann Kristin Aarønes Norway Hege Riise China Shi Guihong
6 goals 5 goals 3 goals, 2 assists
FIFA Fair Play Award
 Sweden

Tournament ranking[edit]

Per statistical convention in football, matches decided in extra time are counted as wins and losses, while matches decided by penalty shoot-outs are counted as draws. Teams eliminated in the quarter-finals are ranked by their quarter-final goal differential.

Pos Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Final result
1 B  Norway 6 6 0 0 23 1 +22 18 Champions
2 A  Germany 6 4 0 2 13 6 +7 12 Runners-up
3 C  United States 6 4 1 1 15 5 +10 13 Third place
4 C  China PR 6 2 2 2 11 10 +1 8 Fourth place
5 A  Sweden (H) 4 2 1 1 6 4 +2 7 Eliminated in
quarter-finals
6 C  Denmark 4 1 0 3 7 8 −1 3
7 B  England 4 2 0 2 6 9 −3 6
8 A  Japan 4 1 0 3 2 8 −6 3
9 A  Brazil 3 1 0 2 3 8 −5 3 Eliminated in
group stage
10 B  Canada 3 0 1 2 5 13 −8 1
11 B  Nigeria 3 0 1 2 5 14 −9 1
12 C  Australia 3 0 0 3 3 13 −10 0
Source: FIFA Technical Report[12]
(H) Host.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WOMEN'S WORLD CUP; Norway's Rivalry With U.S. Is Intense". The New York Times. 13 June 1999. Retrieved 2 August 2012.
  2. ^ "Norway Women Win World Cup – Chicago Tribune". Articles.chicagotribune.com. 19 June 1995. Retrieved 2 August 2012.
  3. ^ "Raising Their Game: Enjoying it in 1995". YouTube. 14 June 2012. Retrieved 2 August 2012.
  4. ^ a b Williams, Jean (1 November 2007). A Beautiful Game: International Perspectives on Women's Football. Berg Publishers. p. 4. ISBN 978-1-84788-345-2. Some of the terms and conditions had been changed this time: 90 minutes of play instead of 80 in China, a full group of 20 players instead of 18, three points for a win, and the experiment with time out.
  5. ^ Russo, Anthony. "1995 Women's World Cup".
  6. ^ "WOMEN'S WORLD CUP: Soccer's biggest event a week away". Kitsap Sun. 13 June 1999.
  7. ^ Goff, Steven (4 June 1995). "Women's World Cup '95 Sweden". Washington Post.
  8. ^ Longman, Jere (13 June 1999). "WOMEN'S WORLD CUP; Norway's Rivalry With U.S. Is Intense". The New York Times.
  9. ^ a b Peter Georgaras; Steve Darby; Andre Kruger; Thomas Esamie. "Matildas Internationals for 1995". OzFootball.
  10. ^ Yoesting, Travis (4 April 2019). "TBT: Remember When Mia Hamm Played Goalie at the Women's World Cup?". the18.com.
  11. ^ Awards 1995
  12. ^ "FIFA Women's World Cup 1995 – Technical Report, Part 1: Table" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. p. 14 (15 of PDF). Retrieved 1 July 2019.

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