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.jpg
Official logo
Tournament details
Host country Sweden
Dates 5–18 June
Teams 12 (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 played 26
Goals scored 99 (3.81 per match)
Attendance 112,213 (4,316 per match)
Top scorer(s) Norway Ann-Kristin Aarønes
(6 goals)
Best player Norway Hege Riise
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.

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]

Group A[edit]

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

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Norway 3 3 0 0 17 0 +17 9
 England 3 2 0 1 6 6 0 6
 Canada 3 0 1 2 5 13 −8 1
 Nigeria 3 0 1 2 5 14 −9 1

Group C[edit]

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

Ranking of third-placed teams[edit]

Knockout stage[edit]

Bracket[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
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 Third place
13 June — Tingvallen
       Norway   1   17 June — Strömvallen
   Norway   3
   China PR   0
   Denmark   1  
   United States   2
 

Quarter-finals[edit]

Semi-finals[edit]

Third place play-off[edit]

Final[edit]

Awards[edit]

The following awards were given for the tournament:[4]

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
FIFA Fair Play Award
 Sweden

Goal scorers[edit]

Ann-Kristin Aarønes of Norway won the Golden Shoe award for scoring six goals. In total, 99 goals were scored by 58 different players, with none of them credited as own goal.[citation needed]

6 goals
5 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal

Tournament ranking[edit]

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Norway 6 6 0 0 23 1 +22 18
2  Germany 6 4 0 2 13 6 +7 12
3  United States 6 4 1 1 15 5 +10 13
4  China PR 6 3 1 2 11 10 +1 10
Eliminated in the quarter-finals
5  Sweden 4 2 1 1 6 4 +2 6
6  England 4 2 0 2 6 9 −3 6
7  Denmark 4 1 0 3 7 8 −1 3
8  Japan 4 1 0 3 2 8 −6 3
Eliminated at the group stage
9  Brazil 3 1 0 2 3 8 −5 3
10  Canada 3 0 1 2 5 13 −8 1
11  Nigeria 3 0 1 2 5 14 −9 1
12  Australia 3 0 0 3 3 13 −10 0

Table source[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WOMEN'S WORLD CUP; Norway's Rivalry With U.S. Is Intense – New York Times". Nytimes.com. 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. ^ Awards 1995

External links[edit]