1999 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification

The qualification process for the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup saw 67 teams from the six FIFA confederations compete for the 16 places in the tournament's finals. The places were divided as follows:

  • Africa – represented by the CAF: 2 berths
  • Asia – AFC: 3
  • Europe – UEFA: 6
  • North America, Central American and the CaribbeanCONCACAF: 2.5 (USA qualified automatically as hosts)
  • Oceania – OFC: 1
  • South America – CONMEBOL: 1.5
1999 FIFA Women's World Cup Qualification
Tournament details
DatesAugust 16, 1997 – December 19, 1998
Teams67 (from 6 confederations)
1995
2003

Dates : August 16, 1997 - December 19, 1998

Qualified teamsEdit

Team Qualified as Qualification date Appearance
in finals
Last
appearance
Consecutive
streak
  United States Hosts 31 May 1996 3rd 1995 3
  China 1997 AFC Women's Championship champions December 12, 1997 3rd 1995 3
  North Korea 1997 AFC Women's Championship runner-up December 12, 1997 1st 1
  Japan 1997 AFC Women's Championship 3rd place December 14, 1997 3rd 1995 3
  Brazil 1998 South American Women's Football Championship champions March 15, 1998 3rd 1995 3
  Italy UEFA qualification Group 2 winners June 27, 1998 2nd 1991 1
  Sweden UEFA qualification Group 1 winners August 8, 1998 3rd 1995 3
  Norway UEFA qualification Group 3 winners August 15, 1998 3rd 1995 3
  Denmark UEFA qualification Group 4 winners August 22, 1998 3rd 1995 3
  Canada 1998 CONCACAF Women's Championship champions September 6, 1998 2nd 1995 2
  Russia UEFA qualification Play-off winners October 11, 1998 1st 1
  Germany UEFA qualification Play-off winners October 11, 1998 3rd 1995 3
  Australia 1998 OFC Women's Championship champions October 17, 1998 2nd 1995 2
  Nigeria 1998 African Women's Championship champions October 27, 1998 3rd 1995 3
  Ghana 1998 African Women's Championship runner-up October 27, 1998 1st 1
  Mexico CONCACAF–CONMEBOL play-off winners December 19, 1998 1st 1

Qualification groupsEdit

Africa (CAF)Edit

Qualified:   Nigeria  Ghana

The two African teams to qualify to the World Cup were the two finalists of the 1998 CAF Women's Championship, Nigeria and Ghana.

Asia (AFC)Edit

Qualified:   China  Japan  North Korea

The three Asian teams to qualify to the World Cup were the two finalists and the third-placed of the 1997 AFC Women's Championship.

Europe (UEFA)Edit

Qualified:   Sweden  Russia  Germany  Norway  Denmark  Italy

The 16 teams belonging to Class A of European women's football were drawn into four groups, from which the group winners qualify for the World Cup. The four runners-up were drawn into two home-and-away knock-out matches, winners of those matches also qualifying.

North, Central America and the Caribbean (CONCACAF)Edit

Qualified:   United States  Canada  Mexico

The 1998 CONCACAF's Women's Championship winner Canada qualified for the FIFA Women's World Cup 1999. The runner-up Mexico qualified in two playoff-matches against the second-placed team of CONMEBOLArgentina. The United States qualified as hosts.

Oceania (OFC)Edit

Qualified:   Australia

The 1998 OFC Women's Championship determined the OFC's one qualifier for the FIFA Women's World Cup 1999 – the winner Australia.

South America (CONMEBOL)Edit

Qualified:   Brazil

The third edition of the Sudamericano Femenino (Women's South American Championship) in 1998 determined the CONMEBOL's qualifier. Brazil won the tournament.

CONCACAF–CONMEBOL play-offEdit

The runners-up of the CONMEBOL and CONCACAF qualification tournaments played for one berth.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Mexico   6–3   Argentina 3–1 3–2

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