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1999 FIFA Women's World Cup

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.

FIFA Women's World Cup USA '99
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Tournament details
Host countryUnited States
Dates19 June – 10 July
Teams16 (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 played32
Goals scored123 (3.84 per match)
Attendance1,194,215 (37,319 per match)
Top scorer(s)Brazil Sissi
China Sun Wen
(7 goals)
Best player(s)China Sun Wen
1995
2003

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.

Contents

Host selectionEdit

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 less than two years before the selection.

VenuesEdit

       
Rose Bowl

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

Jack Kent Cooke Stadium

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

Giants Stadium

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

Stanford Stadium

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

1999 FIFA Women's World Cup (the US)
       
Soldier Field

Location: Chicago
Capacity: 65,080

Foxboro Stadium

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

Spartan Stadium

Location: San Jose, California
Capacity: 31,218

Civic Stadium

Location: Portland, Oregon
Capacity: 20,129

TeamsEdit

16 teams participated in the final tournament. The teams were:

SquadsEdit

For a list of all squads that played in the final tournament, see 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup squads.

Match officialsEdit

DrawEdit

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

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

 
Qualifying countries
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   United States (H) 3 3 0 0 13 1 +12 9
2   Nigeria 3 2 0 1 5 8 −3 6
3   North Korea 3 1 0 2 4 6 −2 3
4   Denmark 3 0 0 3 1 8 −7 0

(H): Host.

Denmark  0–3  United States
Report Hamm   17'
Foudy   73'
Lilly   89'
North Korea  1–2  Nigeria
Jo   74' Report Akide   50'
Nwadike   79'
Attendance: 17,100
United States  7–1  Nigeria
Chiejine   19' (o.g.)
Hamm   20'
Milbrett   23'83'
Lilly   32'
Akers   39'
Parlow   42'
Report Okosieme   2'
Attendance: 65,080
North Korea  3–1  Denmark
Jin   15'
Jo   39'
Kim   73'
Report Johansen   74'
Attendance: 20,129
Nigeria  2–0  Denmark
Akide   25'
Okosieme   81'
Report
United States  3–0  North Korea
MacMillan   56'
Venturini   68'76'
Report

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Brazil 3 2 1 0 12 4 +8 7
2   Germany 3 1 2 0 10 4 +6 5
3   Italy 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
4   Mexico 3 0 0 3 1 15 −14 0
Brazil  7–1  Mexico
Pretinha   3'12'90+1'
Sissi   29'42'50'
Kátia   35' (pen.)
Report Domínguez   10'
Italy  1–1  Germany
Panico   36' Report Wiegmann   61' (pen.)
Attendance: 17,100
Brazil  2–0  Italy
Sissi   3'63' Report
Attendance: 65,080
Germany  6–0  Mexico
Grings   10'57'90+2'
Smisek   46'
Hingst   49'
Lingor   89'
Report
Attendance: 20,129
Germany  3–3  Brazil
Prinz   8'
Wiegmann   46' (pen.)
Jones   58'
Report Kátia   15'
Sissi   20'
Maycon   90+4'
Mexico  0–2  Italy
Report Panico   37'
Zanni   51'

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Norway 3 3 0 0 13 2 +11 9
2   Russia 3 2 0 1 10 3 +7 6
3   Canada 3 0 1 2 3 12 −9 1
4   Japan 3 0 1 2 1 10 −9 1
Japan  1–1  Canada
Otake   64' Report Burtini   32'
Russia  1–2  Norway
Komarova   78' Report Sandaune   28'
Pettersen   68'
Attendance: 14,873
Referee: Xiudi Zuo (China)
Norway  7–1  Canada
Aarønes   8'36'
Lehn   49'
Riise   54'
Medalen   68'
Pettersen   76'
Gulbrandsen   87'
Report Hooper   31'
Japan  0–5  Russia
Report Savina   29'
Letyushova   52'90'
N. Karasseva   58'
Barbashina   80'
Attendance: 17,668
Canada  1–4  Russia
Hooper   76' Report Grigorieva   54'
Fomina   66'86'
O. Karasseva   90+1'
Attendance: 29,401
Referee: Xiudi Zuo (China)
Norway  4–0  Japan
Riise   8' (pen.)
Isozaki   26' (o.g.)
Aarønes   36'
Mellgren   61'
Report

Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   China PR 3 3 0 0 12 2 +10 9
2   Sweden 3 2 0 1 6 3 +3 6
3   Australia 3 0 1 2 3 7 −4 1
4   Ghana 3 0 1 2 1 10 −9 1
Sweden  1–2  China PR
Bengtsson   2' Report Jin Y.   17'
Liu A.L.   69'
Attendance: 23,298
Australia  1–1  Ghana
Murray   74' Report Gyamfua   76'
Attendance: 14,867
Australia  1–3  Sweden
Murray   32' Report Törnqvist   8'
Ljungberg   21'69'
Attendance: 16,448
Referee: Fatou Gaye (Senegal)
China PR  7–0  Ghana
Sun W.   9'21'54'
Jin Y.   16'
Zhang O.Y.   82'90+1'
Zhao L.H.   90+2'
Report
Attendance: 17,668
China PR  3–1  Australia
Sun W.   39'51'
Liu Y.   73'
Report Salisbury   66'
Ghana  0–2  Sweden
Report Svensson   58'86'
Attendance: 34,256

Knockout stageEdit

BracketEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
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 (pen.) 0 (5)
 
30 June – San Jose
 
  China PR 0 (4)
 
  Norway 3
 
4 July – Foxboro
 
  Sweden 1
 
  Norway 0
 
30 June – San Jose
 
  China PR 5 Third place
 
  China PR 2
 
10 July – Pasadena
 
  Russia 0
 
  Brazil (pen.) 0 (5)
 
 
  Norway 0 (4)
 

Quarter-finalsEdit

China PR  2–0  Russia
Pu W.   37'
Jin Y.   56'
Report

Norway  3–1  Sweden
Aarønes   51'
Pettersen   58'
Riise   72' (pen.)
Report Moström   90'
Attendance: 21,411

United States  3–2  Germany
Milbrett   16'
Chastain   49'
Fawcett   66'
Report Chastain   5' (o.g.)
Wiegmann   45+1'

Brazil  4–3 (a.e.t.)  Nigeria
Cidinha   4'22'
Nenê   35'
Sissi   104'
Report Emeafu   63'
Okosieme   72'
Egbe   85'

Semi-finalsEdit

United States  2–0  Brazil
Parlow   5'
Akers   80' (pen.)
Report
Attendance: 73,123

Norway  0–5  China PR
Report Sun W.   3'72'
Liu A.L.   14'51'
Fan Y.J.   65'

Third place play-offEdit

Norway  0–0 [A]  Brazil
Report[permanent dead link]
Penalties
Riise  
Pettersen  
Jørgensen  
Sandaune  
Gulbrandsen  
Aarønes  
4–5   Pretinha
  Cidinha
  Kátia
  Maicon
  Nenê
  Formiga
Attendance: 90,185

A No extra time was played.[9]

FinalEdit

United States  0–0 (a.e.t.)  China PR
Report
Penalties
Overbeck  
Fawcett  
Lilly  
Hamm  
Chastain  
5–4   Xie H.L.
  Qiu H.Y.
  Liu Y.
  Zhang O.Y.
  Sun W.
Attendance: 90,185

AwardsEdit

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

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

All-Star TeamEdit

Goalkeepers Defenders Midfielders Forwards

  Gao Hong
  Briana Scurry

  Wang Liping
  Wen Lirong
  Doris Fitschen
  Brandi Chastain
  Carla Overbeck

  Sissi
  Liu Ailing
  Zhao Lihong
  Bettina Wiegmann
  Michelle Akers

  Jin Yan
  Sun Wen
  Ann Kristin Aarønes
  Mia Hamm

Goal scorersEdit

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 rankingEdit

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]

ReferencesEdit

  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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