2007 FIFA Women's World Cup

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2007 FIFA Women's World Cup
2007年女子世界杯足球赛
2007 FIFA Women's World Cup.svg
Tournament details
Host country China
Dates 10 – 30 September
Teams 16 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s) 5 (in 5 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Germany (2nd title)
Runners-up  Brazil
Third place  United States
Fourth place  Norway
Tournament statistics
Matches played 32
Goals scored 111 (3.47 per match)
Attendance 1,156,955 (36,155 per match)
Top scorer(s) Brazil Marta (7 goals)
Best player Brazil Marta
Best goalkeeper Germany Nadine Angerer
2003
2011

The FIFA Women's World Cup 2007, the fifth edition of the FIFA Women's World Cup, was an international association football competition for women held in China from September 10, 2007 – September 30, 2007.[1] Originally, China was to host the 2003 Women's World Cup, but the outbreak of SARS in that country forced that event to be moved to the United States. FIFA immediately granted the 2007 event to China, which means that no new host nation was chosen competitively until the voting was held for the 2011 Women's World Cup.

The tournament opened with a record-breaking match in Shanghai, as Germany beat Argentina 11–0 to register the biggest win and the highest scoring match in Women's World Cup history. The tournament ended with Germany defeating Brazil 2–0 in the final, having never surrendered a goal in the entire tournament. The Germans became the first national team in FIFA Women's World Cup history to obtain two consecutive titles.

Teams[edit]

Africa (CAF)
Asia (AFC)
North America, Central America & Caribbean (CONCACAF)
Europe (UEFA)
Oceania (OFC)
South America (CONMEBOL)

Venues[edit]

The venues selected to host the competition are:[2]

Tianjin Tianjin
2007 FIFA Women's World Cup (China)
Tianjin Olympic Centre Stadium
Capacity: 60,000
Tianjin Olympic Center Stadium.jpg
Wuhan
Wuhan Stadium
Capacity: 55,000
(No image)
Hangzhou Chengdu Shanghai
Yellow Dragon Sports Center Chengdu Sports Centre Hongkou Stadium
Capacity: 51,000 Capacity: 40,000 Capacity: 33,000
Hangzhou-yellow-dragon-stad.jpg Chengdu Sports Center.JPG Hongkou Stadium in Shanghai.jpg

Squads[edit]

Referees[edit]

Draw[edit]

The group draw took place on 22 April 2007 in Wuhan after the completion of the qualifying rounds.

FIFA automatically seeded the host and defending champions, slotting China and Germany into Group D and Group A, respectively.[3] The FIFA Women's World Ranking for March 2007 was used to determine the teams to occupy the other seeded positions, B1 and C1.[4] United States were ranked first, Germany second and Norway third,[5] so the United States and Norway were also seeded.

Also, no two teams from the same confederation could draw each other, except for those from UEFA, where a maximum of two teams from UEFA could be drawn into the same group. Group B quickly became dubbed the group of death[6] since three of the top five teams in the world were drawn in this group — the USA (1st), Sweden (3rd) and Korea DPR (5th), according to the June 2007 FIFA Women's World Rankings, the last to be released before the tournament. The same four teams were drawn together in Group A in the 2003 FIFA Women's World Cup,[6] on that occasion the USA and Sweden progressed to the knockout stages. Also in 2015 The United States and Sweden would meet in the group of death again. This time it was with Nigeria and Australia as group mates.

First round[edit]

Participating countries and their results

All times are local (UTC+8).

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Germany 3 2 1 0 13 0 +13 7
 England 3 1 2 0 8 3 +5 5
 Japan 3 1 1 1 3 4 −1 4
 Argentina 3 0 0 3 1 18 −17 0

Group B[edit]

The four teams were also paired in the same group in 2003.

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 United States 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 7
 North Korea 3 1 1 1 5 4 +1 4
 Sweden 3 1 1 1 3 4 −1 4
 Nigeria 3 0 1 2 1 4 −3 1

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Norway 3 2 1 0 10 4 +6 7
 Australia 3 1 2 0 7 4 +3 5
 Canada 3 1 1 1 7 4 +3 4
 Ghana 3 0 0 3 3 15 −12 0

Group D[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Brazil 3 3 0 0 10 0 +10 9
 China PR 3 2 0 1 5 6 −1 6
 Denmark 3 1 0 2 4 4 0 3
 New Zealand 3 0 0 3 0 9 −9 0

Knockout stage[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
September 22 — Wuhan        
   Germany   3
September 26 — Tianjin
   North Korea   0  
   Germany   3
September 23 — Wuhan
       Norway   0  
   Norway   1
September 30 — Shanghai
   China PR   0  
   Germany   2
September 22 — Tianjin    
     Brazil   0
   United States   3
September 27 — Hangzhou
   England   0  
   United States   0 Third place
September 23 — Tianjin
       Brazil   4   September 30 — Shanghai
   Brazil   3
   Norway   1
   Australia   2  
   United States   4
 

All times are local (UTC+8).

Quarterfinals[edit]

Semifinals[edit]

(All times UTC+8)

Third place match[edit]



Final[edit]




 2007 Women's World Cup Winners 

Germany
Second title

Awards[edit]

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

Golden Ball Silver Ball Bronze Ball
Brazil Marta Germany Birgit Prinz Brazil Cristiane
Golden Shoe Silver Shoe Bronze Shoe
Brazil Marta United States Abby Wambach Norway Ragnhild Gulbrandsen
7 goals 6 goals 6 goals
FIFA Fair Play Award
 Norway

All-Star Team[edit]

Goalkeepers Defenders Midfielders Forwards

Germany Nadine Angerer
Norway Bente Nordby

Germany Ariane Hingst
China Li Jie
Norway Ane Stangeland Horpestad
Germany Kerstin Stegemann

Brazil Daniela
Brazil Formiga
England Kelly Smith
Germany Renate Lingor
Norway Ingvild Stensland
United States Kristine Lilly

Australia Lisa De Vanna
Brazil Marta
Brazil Cristiane
Germany Birgit Prinz

Goalscorers[edit]

Marta of Brazil won the Golden Shoe award for scoring seven goals. In total, 111 goals were scored by 64 different players, with three of them credited as own goals.[citation needed]

Tournament ranking[edit]

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Germany 6 5 1 0 21 0 +21 16
2  Brazil 6 5 0 1 17 4 +13 15
3  United States 6 4 1 1 12 7 +5 13
4  Norway 6 3 1 2 12 11 +1 10
Eliminated in the quarter-finals
5  China PR 4 2 0 2 5 7 –2 6
6  Australia 4 1 2 1 9 7 +2 5
7  England 4 1 2 1 8 6 +2 5
8  North Korea 4 1 1 2 5 7 –2 4
Eliminated at the group stage
9  Canada 3 1 1 1 7 4 +3 4
10  Japan 3 1 1 1 3 4 –1 4
10  Sweden 3 1 1 1 3 4 –1 4
12  Denmark 3 1 0 2 4 4 0 3
13  Nigeria 3 0 1 2 1 4 –3 1
14  New Zealand 3 0 0 3 0 9 –9 0
15  Ghana 3 0 0 3 3 15 –12 0
16  Argentina 3 0 0 3 1 18 –17 0

Table source[citation needed]

Coverage[edit]

Numerous TV stations across the world provide coverage of the tournament. One notable example is the Chinese-language channel CCTV-5 which is available as a free internet feed through TVUnetworks.

Monetary rewards[edit]

For the first time in FIFA Women's World Cup history, all teams received monetary bonuses according to the round they reached (all in USD):[13]

  • Champions: $1,000,000
  • Runners-up: $800,000
  • Third place: $650,000
  • Fourth place: $550,000
  • Quarter-finalists: $300,000
  • First round exit: $200,000

Other rewards[edit]

UEFA used the FIFA Women's World Cup as its qualifying tournament for the 2008 Olympic women's tournament. The best three performing UEFA teams will qualify for the Olympics. Originally it was thought that, should England make the top three European teams, they would compete under the United Kingdom banner. However, on 6 September 2007, FIFA issued a press release indicating that England are ineligible to participate in the 2008 Olympics as England does not have its own Olympic Committee.[14] For the determination of the ranking only first through fourth place, quarterfinal elimination or group phase elimination count. If there is a need to make a distinction between teams eliminated in the quarterfinal or between teams eliminated in the group phase these teams will meet in a play-off match. In no case will the points or goals (difference) count for teams eliminated before the semi-final.

Germany and Norway qualified for the Olympics at the World Cup, whereas Denmark and Sweden had to enter a play-off for the third Olympics spot. Sweden won both legs of the playoffs with a total of 7−3 on aggregate to qualify for the Olympics.

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ Emblem for World Cup 2007 Launched, from china.org.cn, retrieved 7 July 2006
  2. ^ Soccer: China Set up LOC for Women's World Cup, from Xinhua News Agency, retrieved 25 September 2006
  3. ^ FIFA Women's World Cup China 2007 on target. Retrieved on September 16, 2007.[dead link]
  4. ^ FIFA Women's World Cup China 2007 on target. Retrieved on September 16, 2007. Archived October 1, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ FIFA Women's World Ranking March 2007 Retrieved on September 16, 2007.
  6. ^ a b Hays, Graham (2007-04-23). "U.S. women face Group of Death scenario again". ESPNsoccernet. Archived from the original on 2011-05-25. Retrieved 2009-12-17. 
  7. ^ a b Moved from 18 September Match schedule amended Archived 2007-08-24 at the Wayback Machine.
  8. ^ Moved from 19 September in Shanghai due to Typhoon Wipha, Match schedule amended due to typhoon Wipha Archived 2007-09-21 at the Wayback Machine.
  9. ^ Moved from 19 September in Hangzhou due to Typhoon Wipha, Australia-Canada and China-New Zealand moved to 20 Sept Archived October 11, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  10. ^ Moved from 19 September due to Typhoon Wipha Australia-Canada and China-New Zealand moved to 20 Sept Archived October 11, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  11. ^ Moved from 19 September due to Typhoon Wipha Match schedule amended due to typhoon Wipha Archived 2007-09-21 at the Wayback Machine.
  12. ^ Awards 2007
  13. ^ FIFA Women's World Cup China 2007 on target. Retrieved on October 18, 2006. Archived October 17, 2006, at the Wayback Machine.
  14. ^ "Three European teams will book their spot to Beijing 2008". FIFA Women's World Cup China 2007. FIFA. 2007-09-06. Archived from the original on 2007-10-01. Retrieved 2007-10-03. 

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