1999 FIFA Women's World Cup

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1999 FIFA Women's World Cup
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Tournament details
Host country United States
Dates 19 June – 10 July
Teams 16 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s) 8 (in 8 host cities)
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 10 July 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] U.S. President Bill Clinton was among those in attendance. The final was scoreless after extra time and won by the U.S. in a penalty shootout.[4][5] This remains the only Women's World Cup tournament in which the host nation has won.

An official music video of the number Let's Get Loud by Jennifer Lopez was filmed live at the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup.

Host selection[edit]

On 31 May 1996, the FIFA Executive Committee awarded as the tournament to the United States.[6] They became the second country to host both men's and women's World Cup, having hosted the men's only two years before the selection.

Venues[edit]

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Rose Bowl

Location: Pasadena (Los Angeles), California
Capacity: 90,185

Spartan Stadium

Location: San Jose, California
Capacity: 31,218

Foxboro Stadium

Location: Foxborough (Boston), Massachusetts
Capacity: 54,456

Soldier Field

Location: Chicago
Capacity: 65,080

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Giants Stadium

Location: East Rutherford, New Jersey (New York City)
Capacity: 78,972

Civic Stadium

Location: Portland, Oregon
Capacity: 20,129

Jack Kent Cooke Stadium

Location: Landover, Maryland (Washington, D.C.)
Capacity: 80,116

Stanford Stadium

Location: Stanford (San Francisco), California
Capacity: 73,123

Teams[edit]

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]

Draw[edit]

The group draw took place at the Spartan Stadium in Carson, California on 14 February 1999.[7][8]

Group stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Qualifying countries
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

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

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

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

Knockout stage[edit]

Bracket[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
1 July – Landover        
   United States   3
4 July – Stanford
   Germany   2  
   United States   2
1 July – Landover
       Brazil   0  
   Brazil (a.e.t.)   4
10 July – Pasadena
   Nigeria   3  
   United States (a.e.t.)   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   10 July – Pasadena
   China PR   2
   Brazil   0 (5)
   Russia   0  
   Norway   0 (4)
 

Quarter-finals[edit]

Semi-finals[edit]

Third place play-off[edit]

A No extra time was played.[9]

Final[edit]

Awards[edit]

The following awards were given for the tournament:[10]

Golden Ball Silver Ball Bronze Ball
China Sun Wen Brazil Sissi United States Michelle Akers
Golden Shoe Silver Shoe Bronze Shoe
Brazil Sissi China Sun Wen Norway Ann Kristin Aarønes
7 goals 7 goals 4 goals
FIFA Fair Play Award
 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

Goal scorers[edit]

Sissi of Brazil and Sun Wen of China won the Golden Shoe award for scoring seven goals. In total, 123 goals were scored by 74 different players, with three of them credited as own goals.[11]

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

Tournament ranking[edit]

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  United States 6 5 1 0 18 3 +15 16
2  China PR 6 5 1 0 19 2 +17 16
3  Brazil 6 3 2 1 16 9 +7 11
4  Norway 6 4 1 1 16 8 +8 13
Eliminated in the quarter-finals
5  Russia 4 2 0 2 10 5 +5 6
6  Sweden 4 2 0 2 7 6 +1 6
7  Nigeria 4 2 0 2 8 12 –4 6
8  Germany 4 1 2 1 12 7 +5 5
Eliminated at the group stage
9  Italy 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
10  North Korea 3 1 0 2 4 6 –2 3
11  Australia 3 0 1 2 3 7 –4 1
12  Canada 3 0 1 2 3 12 –9 1
13  Ghana 3 0 1 2 1 10 –9 1
13  Japan 3 0 1 2 1 10 –9 1
15  Denmark 3 0 0 3 1 8 –7 0
16  Mexico 3 0 0 3 1 15 –14 0

Table source[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jere Longman (22 June 1999). "WOMEN'S WORLD CUP; Bigger Crowds Watching Better Play – New York Times". Nytimes.com. Retrieved 30 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "SOCCER; 1999 Women's World Cup: Beautiful Game Takes Flight". Nytimes.com. Retrieved 3 August 2012. 
  3. ^ Jere Longman (20 May 1999). "SOCCER; 1999 Women's World Cup: Beautiful Game Takes Flight – New York Times". Nytimes.com. Retrieved 3 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "1999 U.s. Women's Soccer Team – Los Angeles Times". Articles.latimes.com. 13 July 2012. Retrieved 2 August 2012. 
  5. ^ Gee, Alison (13 July 2014). "BBC News – Why Women's World Cup champion Brandi Chastain bared her bra". Bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 21 July 2014. 
  6. ^ "World Cup 2002 to be held in Japan and Korea Republic". FIFA.com. 31 May 1996. 
  7. ^ "Women's World Cup Draw: World Stars to Play USA". FIFA.com. 11 December 1998. 
  8. ^ "DiCicco names USA Roster to Face FIFA World Stars at 1999 Women's World Cup Final Draw on Feb. 14 in San Jose, Calif". ussoccer.com. 2 February 1999. 
  9. ^ "Brazil takes third". SI/CNN. 10 July 1999. Retrieved 16 April 2012. 
  10. ^ Awards 1999
  11. ^ "FIFA Women's World Cup USA 1999". FIFA. Retrieved 13 June 2015. 
  12. ^ "FIFA Women's World Cup USA 1999". FIFA. Retrieved 13 June 2015. 

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