1999 FIFA Women's World Cup knockout stage

The knockout stage of the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup was the second and final stage of the competition, following the group stage. It began on 30 June with the quarter-finals and ended on 10 July 1999 with the final match, held at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. A total of eight teams (the top two teams from each group) advanced to the knockout stage to compete in a single-elimination style tournament.[1]

All times listed are local time.


In all knockout matches apart from the third-place play-off, if a match was level at the end of 90 minutes of normal playing time, extra time was played (two periods of 15 minutes each). If still tied after extra time, the match was decided by a penalty shoot-out to determine the winner. If the third-place play-off was level at the end of 90 minutes of normal playing time, no extra time would be played, and the match would immediately be decided by a penalty shoot-out.

Qualified teamsEdit

The top two placed teams from each of the four groups qualified for the knockout stage.

Group Winners Runners-up
A   United States   Nigeria
B   Brazil   Germany
C   Norway   Russia
D   China PR   Sweden


1 July – Landover
  United States3
4 July – Stanford
  United States2
1 July – Landover
  Brazil (g.g.)4
10 July – Pasadena
  United States (p)0 (5)
30 June – San Jose
  China PR0 (4)
4 July – Foxborough
30 June – San Jose
  China PR5 Third place play-off
  China PR2
10 July – Pasadena
  Brazil (p)0 (5)
  Norway0 (4)


China PR vs RussiaEdit

China PR  2–0  Russia

Norway vs SwedenEdit

Norway  3–1  Sweden
Attendance: 21,411

United States vs GermanyEdit

United States  3–2  Germany

Brazil vs NigeriaEdit

Brazil  4–3 (a.e.t./g.g.)  Nigeria


United States vs BrazilEdit

United States  2–0  Brazil
Attendance: 73,123

Norway vs China PREdit

Norway  0–5  China PR

Third place play-offEdit

Brazil  0–0  Norway
Attendance: 90,185


United States  0–0 (a.e.t./g.g.)  China PR
Attendance: 90,185
United States[3]
China PR[3]
GK 1 Briana Scurry
RB 14 Joy Fawcett
CB 4 Carla Overbeck (c)
CB 20 Kate Sobrero
LB 6 Brandi Chastain
DM 10 Michelle Akers   74'   91'
CM 11 Julie Foudy
CM 13 Kristine Lilly
RW 9 Mia Hamm
CF 12 Cindy Parlow   57'
LW 16 Tiffeny Milbrett   115'
MF 8 Shannon MacMillan   57'
MF 7 Sara Whalen   91'
MF 15 Tisha Venturini   115'
Tony DiCicco
GK 18 Gao Hong
RB 11 Pu Wei   59'
CB 12 Wen Lirong
CB 3 Fan Yunjie
LB 14 Bai Jie
RM 2 Wang Liping
CM 10 Liu Ailing   80'
CM 13 Liu Ying
LM 6 Zhao Lihong   114'
CF 9 Sun Wen (c)
CF 8 Jin Yan   119'
FW 7 Zhang Ouying   70'   59'
MF 15 Qiu Haiyan   114'
DF 5 Xie Huilin   119'
Ma Yuanan

Assistant referees:
Ghislaine Labbe (France)
Ana Pérez (Peru)
Fourth official:
Katriina Elovirta (Finland)


  1. ^ Shannon, David (25 June 2015). "Women's World Cup 1999 (USA)". RSSSF.com. Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 6 January 2020.
  2. ^ Elliott, Helene (5 July 1999). "China Has No Trouble With Norway". Los Angeles Times. p. D8. Retrieved 13 May 2019 – via Newspapers.com.  
  3. ^ a b DiCicco, Tony (May 2000). "How they won the cup" (PDF). unitedsoccercoaches.org. United Soccer Coaches. p. 2. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 September 2018. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
    1999 FIFA Women's World Cup – Final. ABC Sports (Television production). Pasadena, California: American Broadcasting Company. 10 July 1999.

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