1999 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification

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The qualification process for the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup saw 67 teams from the six FIFA confederations compete for the 16 places in the tournament's finals. The places were divided as follows:

  • Africa – represented by the CAF: 2 berths
  • Asia – AFC: 3
  • Europe – UEFA: 6
  • North America, Central American and the CaribbeanCONCACAF: 2.5 (USA qualified automatically as hosts)
  • Oceania – OFC: 1
  • South America – CONMEBOL: 1.5

Qualified teams[edit]

Team Qualified as Qualification date Appearance
in finals
Last
appearance
Consecutive
streak
 United States Hosts 31 May 1996 3rd 1995 3
 China PR 1997 AFC Women's Championship champions 12 December 1997 3rd 1995 3
 North Korea 1997 AFC Women's Championship runner-up 12 December 1997 1st 1
 Japan 1997 AFC Women's Championship 3rd place 14 December 1997 3rd 1995 3
 Brazil 1998 South American Women's Football Championship champions 15 March 1998 3rd 1995 3
 Italy UEFA qualification Group 2 winners 27 June 1998 2nd 1991 1
 Sweden UEFA qualification Group 1 winners 8 August 1998 3rd 1995 3
 Norway UEFA qualification Group 3 winners 15 August 1998 3rd 1995 3
 Denmark UEFA qualification Group 4 winners 22 August 1998 3rd 1995 3
 Canada 1998 CONCACAF Women's Championship champions 6 September 1998 3rd 1995 3
 Russia UEFA qualification Play-off winners 11 October 1998 1st 1
 Germany UEFA qualification Play-off winners 11 October 1998 3rd 1995 3
 Australia 1998 OFC Women's Championship champions 17 October 1998 2nd 1995 2
 Nigeria 1998 African Women's Championship champions 27 October 1998 3rd 1995 3
 Ghana 1998 African Women's Championship runner-up 27 October 1998 1st 1
 Mexico CONCACAF–CONMEBOL play-off winners 19 December 1998 1st 1

Qualification groups[edit]

Africa (CAF)[edit]

Qualified:  Nigeria Ghana

The two African teams to qualify to the World Cup were the two finalists of the 1998 CAF Women's Championship, Nigeria and Ghana.

Asia (AFC)[edit]

Qualified:  China PR Japan North Korea

The three Asian teams to qualify to the World Cup were the two finalists and the third-placed of the 1997 AFC Women's Championship.

Europe (UEFA)[edit]

Qualified:  Sweden Russia Germany Norway Denmark Italy

The 16 teams belonging to Class A of European women's football were drawn into four groups, from which the group winners qualify for the World Cup. The four runners-up were drawn into two home-and-away knock-out matches, winners of those matches also qualifying.

North, Central America and the Caribbean (CONCACAF)[edit]

Qualified:  United States Canada Mexico

The 1998 CONCACAF's Women's Championship winner Canada qualified for the FIFA Women's World Cup 1999. The runner-up Mexico qualified in two playoff-matches against the second-placed team of CONMEBOLArgentina. The United States qualified as hosts.

Oceania (OFC)[edit]

Qualified:  Australia

The 1998 OFC Women's Championship determined the OFC's one qualifier for the FIFA Women's World Cup 1999 – the winner Australia.

South America (CONMEBOL)[edit]

Qualified:  Brazil

The third edition of the Sudamericano Femenino (Women's South American Championship) in 1998 determined the CONMEBOL's qualifier. Brazil won the tournament.

Play-offs[edit]

The runners-up of CONMEBOL's and CONCACAF's qualifications played for one berth.

Mexico 3–1 Argentina

Argentina 2–3 Mexico

Mexico win 6–3 on aggregate.

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