1991 FIFA Women's World Cup knockout stage

The knockout stage of the 1991 FIFA Women's World Cup was the second and final stage of the competition, following the group stage. It began on 24 November with the quarter-finals and ended on 30 November 1991 with the final match, held at the Tianhe Stadium in Guangzhou. A total of eight teams (the top two teams from each group, along with the two best third-placed teams) advanced to the knockout stage to compete in a single-elimination style tournament.[1]

All times listed are local, CST (UTC+8).

FormatEdit

In the knockout stage, if a match was level at the end of 80 minutes of normal playing time, 20 minutes of extra time was played (two periods of 10 minutes each). If still tied after extra time, the match was decided by a penalty shoot-out to determine the winner.

The quarter-final match-ups depended on the two third-placed teams which qualified. FIFA set out the following schedule for the semi-finals:[2]

  • Match 23: Winner Match 19 v Winner Match 20
  • Match 24: Winner Match 21 v Winner Match 22

The third place play-off match-up was:[2]

  • Match 25: Loser Match 23 v Loser Match 24

The final match-up was:[2]

  • Match 26: Winner Match 23 v Winner Match 24

Combinations of matches in the quarter-finalsEdit

In the quarter-finals, all matches were played on 24 November 1991. The specific match-ups and schedule depended on which two third-placed teams qualified for the quarter-finals:[2]

  Combination according to the two qualified teams
Third-placed teams
qualify from groups
Match 19
Tianhe
19:45
Match 20
Jiangmen
19:45
Match 21
Zhongshan
15:30
Match 22
Foshan
19:45
A B 1A v 3B 2A v 1C 3A v 1B 2B v 2C
A C 1A v 2B 2A v 2C 3A v 1C 1B v 3C
B C 1A v 3B 2A v 1C 1B v 3C 2B v 2C

Qualified teamsEdit

The top two placed teams from each of the three groups, plus the two best-placed third teams, qualified for the knockout stage.

Group Winners Runners-up Third-placed teams
(Best two qualify)
A   China PR   Norway   Denmark
B   United States   Sweden N/A
C   Germany   Italy   Chinese Taipei

BracketEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
24 November – Guangzhou (Tianhe)
 
 
  China PR0
 
27 November – Guangzhou (Ying Tung)
 
  Sweden1
 
  Sweden1
 
24 November – Jiangmen
 
  Norway4
 
  Norway (a.e.t.)3
 
30 November – Guangzhou (Tianhe)
 
  Italy2
 
  Norway1
 
24 November – Zhongshan
 
  United States2
 
  Denmark1
 
27 November – Guangzhou (Provincial)
 
  Germany (a.e.t.)2
 
  Germany2
 
24 November – Foshan
 
  United States5 Third place play-off
 
  United States7
 
29 November – Guangzhou (Provincial)
 
  Chinese Taipei0
 
  Sweden4
 
 
  Germany0
 

Quarter-finalsEdit

Denmark vs GermanyEdit

Denmark  1–2 (a.e.t.)  Germany
Report
GK 1 Helle Bjerregaard
DF 2 Karina Sefron   17'
DF 4 Bonny Madsen
DF 6 Mette Nielsen
MF 7 Susan Mackensie
MF 8 Lisbet Kolding
MF 12 Irene Stelling
FW 9 Annie Gam-Pedersen   70'
FW 10 Helle Jensen   73'
FW 11 Hanne Nissen   47'
FW 13 Annette Thychosen
Substitutions:
MF 18 Janne Rasmussen   47'
MF 17 Lotte Bagge   73'
Manager:
Keld Gantzhorn
GK 1 Marion Isbert
DF 3 Birgitt Austermühl   37'
DF 5 Doris Fitschen
DF 6 Frauke Kuhlmann
MF 7 Martina Voss
MF 8 Bettina Wiegmann
MF 13 Roswitha Bindl   89'
MF 14 Petra Damm
MF 15 Christine Paul
FW 9 Heidi Mohr
FW 16 Gudrun Gottschlich   51'
Substitutions:
DF 2 Britta Unsleber   51'
MF 11 Beate Wendt   89'
Manager:
Gero Bisanz

China PR vs SwedenEdit

China PR  0–1  Sweden
Report
GK 1 Zhong Honglian
DF 3 Ma Li   66'
DF 5 Zhou Yang
DF 12 Wen Lirong
MF 4 Li Xiufu
MF 8 Zhou Hua
MF 9 Sun Wen
MF 10 Liu Ailing
FW 7 Wu Weiying   75'
FW 11 Sun Qingmei
FW 14 Zhang Yan   45'
Substitutions:
FW 15 Wei Haiying   45'
FW 13 Niu Lijie   75'
Manager:
Shang Ruihua
GK 1 Elisabeth Leidinge
DF 2 Malin Lundgren   39'
DF 3 Anette Hansson
DF 5 Eva Zeikfalvy
MF 7 Pia Sundhage
MF 16 Ingrid Johansson   65'
MF 17 Marie Karlsson
FW 9 Helen Johansson   57'
FW 10 Lena Videkull
FW 11 Anneli Andelén   58'
FW 15 Helen Nilsson   67'
Substitutions:
DF 13 Marie Ewrelius   65'
MF 8 Susanne Hedberg   67'
Manager:
Gunilla Paijkull

Norway vs ItalyEdit

Norway  3–2 (a.e.t.)  Italy
Report
GK 1 Reidun Seth
DF 5 Gunn Nyborg
DF 8 Heidi Støre
DF 16 Tina Svensson
MF 2 Cathrine Zaborowski
MF 6 Agnete Carlsen
MF 7 Tone Haugen
MF 14 Margunn Humlestøl   79'
FW 9 Hege Riise   97'
FW 11 Birthe Hegstad
FW 17 Ellen Scheel Aalbu
Substitutions:
MF 15 Anette Igland   79'
Manager:
Even Pellerud
GK 1 Stefania Antonini
DF 3 Marina Cordenons   20'
DF 5 Raffaella Salmaso   36'
DF 13 Emma Iozzelli
DF 14 Elisabetta Bavagnoli
MF 4 Maria Mariotti   68'
MF 8 Federica D'Astolfo
MF 10 Feriana Ferraguzzi
MF 11 Adele Marsiletti
FW 7 Silvia Fiorini
FW 9 Carolina Morace
Substitutions:
DF 2 Paola Bonato   36'
FW 18 Rita Guarino   68'
Manager:
Sergio Guenza

United States vs Chinese TaipeiEdit

United States  7–0  Chinese Taipei
Report
Attendance: 12,000[2]
Referee: Omer Yengo (Congo)
GK 1 Mary Harvey
DF 4 Carla Werden   57'
DF 8 Linda Hamilton
DF 14 Joy Biefeld
MF 3 Shannon Higgins
MF 9 Mia Hamm
MF 11 Julie Foudy
MF 13 Kristine Lilly
FW 2 April Heinrichs   41'
FW 10 Michelle Akers-Stahl
FW 12 Carin Jennings
Substitutions:
DF 16 Debbie Belkin   41'
DF 5 Lori Henry   57'
Manager:
Anson Dorrance
GK 1 Hong Li-chyn
DF 3 Chen Shwu-ju   23'
DF 4 Lo Chu-yin
DF 11 Hsu Chia-cheng
DF 12 Lan Lan-fen
DF 15 Wu Min-hsun
MF 6 Chou Tai-ying
MF 8 Shieh Su-jean
MF 9 Wu Su-ching   74'
MF 16 Chen Shu-chin
FW 7 Lin Mei-chun
Substitutions:
MF 2 Liu Hsiu-mei   74'
Manager:
Chong Tsu-pin

Semi-finalsEdit

Sweden vs NorwayEdit

Sweden  1–4  Norway
Report
GK 1 Elisabeth Leidinge
DF 2 Malin Lundgren
DF 3 Anette Hansson   51'
DF 5 Eva Zeikfalvy
DF 13 Marie Ewrelius
MF 7 Pia Sundhage
MF 8 Susanne Hedberg   63'
MF 16 Ingrid Johansson
MF 17 Marie Karlsson
FW 10 Lena Videkull
FW 11 Anneli Andelén
Substitutions:
FW 15 Helen Nilsson   51'
MF 6 Malin Swedberg   63'
Manager:
Gunilla Paijkull
GK 1 Reidun Seth
DF 5 Gunn Nyborg
DF 8 Heidi Støre
DF 16 Tina Svensson   61'
MF 2 Cathrine Zaborowski
MF 4 Gro Espeseth
MF 6 Agnete Carlsen
MF 7 Tone Haugen
FW 9 Hege Riise
FW 10 Linda Medalen
FW 11 Birthe Hegstad
Substitutions:
MF 15 Anette Igland   61'
Manager:
Even Pellerud

Germany vs United StatesEdit

Germany  2–5  United States
Report
GK 1 Marion Isbert
DF 3 Birgitt Austermühl   60'
DF 4 Jutta Nardenbach
DF 5 Doris Fitschen   59'
DF 6 Frauke Kuhlmann
MF 7 Martina Voss
MF 8 Bettina Wiegmann
MF 13 Roswitha Bindl
MF 15 Christine Paul
FW 9 Heidi Mohr
FW 16 Gudrun Gottschlich   50'
Substitutions:
MF 11 Beate Wendt   50'
DF 2 Britta Unsleber   60'
Manager:
Gero Bisanz
GK 1 Mary Harvey
DF 4 Carla Werden
DF 8 Linda Hamilton
DF 14 Joy Biefeld
MF 3 Shannon Higgins
MF 9 Mia Hamm
MF 11 Julie Foudy
MF 13 Kristine Lilly
FW 2 April Heinrichs
FW 10 Michelle Akers-Stahl   67'
FW 12 Carin Jennings
Manager:
Anson Dorrance

Third place play-offEdit

Sweden  4–0  Germany
Report
GK 1 Elisabeth Leidinge
DF 2 Malin Lundgren
DF 5 Eva Zeikfalvy
DF 13 Marie Ewrelius
MF 6 Malin Swedberg
MF 7 Pia Sundhage
MF 17 Marie Karlsson
FW 9 Helen Johansson
FW 10 Lena Videkull
FW 11 Anneli Andelén   60'
FW 15 Helen Nilsson   53'
Manager:
Gunilla Paijkull
GK 1 Marion Isbert   60'
DF 2 Britta Unsleber
DF 4 Jutta Nardenbach
DF 5 Doris Fitschen
MF 7 Martina Voss
MF 8 Bettina Wiegmann
MF 11 Beate Wendt
MF 13 Roswitha Bindl   38'
MF 14 Petra Damm
FW 9 Heidi Mohr
FW 16 Gudrun Gottschlich
Substitutions:
FW 18 Michaela Kubat   38'
GK 12 Elke Walther   60'
Manager:
Gero Bisanz

FinalEdit

Norway  1–2  United States
Report
Attendance: 63,000[2]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Norway[3]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
United States[3]
GK 1 Reidun Seth
SW 8 Heidi Støre (c)
CB 16 Tina Svensson
CB 4 Gro Espeseth
CB 5 Gunn Nyborg
DM 2 Cathrine Zaborowski   79'
CM 7 Tone Haugen
CM 6 Agnete Carlsen
RW 9 Hege Riise
CF 10 Linda Medalen
LW 11 Birthe Hegstad
Substitutions:
MF 13 Liv Strædet   79'
Manager:
Even Pellerud
 
GK 1 Mary Harvey
SW 4 Carla Werden
CB 9 Mia Hamm
CB 14 Joy Biefeld
CB 8 Linda Hamilton
DM 11 Julie Foudy
CM 3 Shannon Higgins
CM 13 Kristine Lilly
RW 2 April Heinrichs (c)
CF 10 Michelle Akers-Stahl   54'
LW 12 Carin Jennings
Manager:
Anson Dorrance

Assistant referees:
Ingrid Jonsson (Sweden)
Gertrud Regus (Germany)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Shannon, David (25 June 2015). "Women's World Cup 1991 (China)". RSSSF.com. Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 6 January 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "1st FIFA World Championship for Women's Football for the M&M's Cup China '91 – Technical Report" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Retrieved 7 January 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Tactical Line-up – Norway-United States" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. pp. 50, 54. Retrieved 13 October 2013.

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