2003 FIFA Women's World Cup

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2003 FIFA Women's World Cup
FIFA Women's World Cup USA 2003
2003 FIFA Women's World Cup.svg
Official logo
Tournament details
Host country United States
Dates 20 September – 12 October
Teams 16 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s) 6 (in 6 host cities)
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 2003 FIFA Women's World Cup, the fourth edition of the FIFA Women's World Cup, was held in the United States and won by Germany.[1] They won their first women's world title and became the first country to win both men's and women's World Cup. The men's team had won the World Cup three times at the time.

The tournament was originally scheduled for China from 23 September to 11 October. On 3 May 2003, FIFA announced move the tournament from China because of the 2003 SARS outbreak in China. At the same time the FIFA announced that the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup would be awarded to China.[2][3] On 26 May 2003, FIFA announced the United States would host the tournament. 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.[4]

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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Home Depot Center

Location: Carson, California
Capacity: 27,000

Columbus Crew Stadium

Location: Columbus, Ohio
Capacity: 23,000

Gillette Stadium

Location: Foxborough, Massachusetts
Capacity: 22,385

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

Location: Philadelphia
Capacity: 68,500

PGE Park

Location: Portland, Oregon
Capacity: 27,700

RFK Stadium

Location: Washington, D.C.
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]

Draw[edit]

The group draw took place at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California on 17 July 2003.[11]

Group stage[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]

Bracket[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 — Foxborough    
     Sweden   1
   Brazil   1
5 October — Portland
   Sweden   2  
   Sweden   2 Third place
2 October — Portland
       Canada   1   11 October — Carson
   China PR   0
   United States   3
   Canada   1  
   Canada   1
 

Quarter-finals[edit]

Semi-finals[edit]

Third place play-off[edit]

Final[edit]

Awards[edit]

The following awards were given for the tournament:[12]

Golden Ball Silver Ball Bronze Ball
Germany Birgit Prinz Sweden Victoria Svensson Germany Maren Meinert
Golden Shoe Silver Shoe Bronze Shoe
Germany Birgit Prinz Germany Maren Meinert Brazil Kátia Cilene
7 goals 4 goals 4 goals
FIFA Fair Play Award
 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.[citation needed]

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

Tournament ranking[edit]

Teams outside of the top four were ranked by points gained across all matches. Goal differences were used thereafter.[13]

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  Nigeria 3 0 0 3 0 11 –11 0
16  Argentina 3 0 0 3 1 15 –14 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jere Longman (13 October 2003). "SOCCER; Golden Goal Proves Magical as Germany Captures Women's World Cup". New York Times. Retrieved 31 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "SARS: FIFA executive decides to relocate FIFA Women's World Cup 2003". FIFA.com. 3 May 2003. 
  3. ^ Jones, Grahame L. (7 April 2003). "SARS Threatens Staging of Women's World Cup". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 31 July 2012. 
  4. ^ a b Jere Longman (27 May 2003). "SOCCER; U.S. Replaces China As Host of Soccer's Women's World Cup". New York Times. Retrieved 1 November 2012. 
  5. ^ Jones, Grahame L. (17 June 2003). "World Cup Leans to the West". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 31 July 2012. 
  6. ^ "China paid $1.5m for losing women's world cup". www.smh.com.au. 20 September 2003. Retrieved 30 October 2012. 
  7. ^ "SI.com – Soccer – China 'respects' decision to move women's World Cup – Sunday May 04, 2003 07:46 AM". Sports Illustrated. 4 May 2003. Archived from the original on 15 March 2014. Retrieved 30 October 2012. 
  8. ^ Jere Longman (17 September 2003). "SOCCER; The Group Dynamics of the Women's World Cup". New York Times. Retrieved 31 July 2012. 
  9. ^ "Match Report". FIFAworldcup.com. Archived from the original on 14 December 2004. 
  10. ^ "Match Report". FIFAworldcup.com. Archived from the original on 13 December 2004. 
  11. ^ "Final Draw for the FIFA Women's World Cup USA 2003 set for 17 July". FIFA.com. 8 July 2003. 
  12. ^ Awards 2003
  13. ^ "FIFA Women's World Cup USA 2003 – Technical Report" (PDF). FIFA. Retrieved 30 November 2015. 

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