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2007 FIFA Women's World Cup

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The 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup, the fifth edition of the FIFA Women's World Cup, was an international association football competition for women held in China from 10 to 30 September 2007.[1] Originally, China was to host the 2003 edition, but the outbreak of SARS in that country forced that event to be moved to the United States. FIFA immediately granted the 2007 event to China, which means that no new host nation was chosen competitively until the voting was held for the 2011 Women's World Cup.

2007 FIFA Women's World Cup
2007年女子世界杯足球赛
2007 Nián nǚzǐ shìjièbēi zúqiú sài
2007 FIFA Women's World Cup.svg
Tournament details
Host countryChina
Dates10–30 September
Teams16 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)5 (in 5 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Germany (2nd title)
Runners-up Brazil
Third place United States
Fourth place Norway
Tournament statistics
Matches played32
Goals scored111 (3.47 per match)
Attendance1,156,955 (36,155 per match)
Top scorer(s)Brazil Marta (7 goals)
Best player(s)Brazil Marta
Best goalkeeperGermany Nadine Angerer
2003
2011

The tournament opened with a record-breaking match in Shanghai, as Germany beat Argentina 11–0 to register the biggest win and the highest scoring match in Women's World Cup history. The tournament ended with Germany defeating Brazil 2–0 in the final, having never surrendered a goal in the entire tournament. The Germans became the first national team in FIFA Women's World Cup history to retain their title.

Contents

TeamsEdit

Africa (CAF)
Asia (AFC)
North America, Central America & Caribbean (CONCACAF)
Europe (UEFA)
Oceania (OFC)
South America (CONMEBOL)

VenuesEdit

The venues selected to host the competition were:[2]

Tianjin
2007 FIFA Women's World Cup (China)
Tianjin Olympic Centre Stadium
Capacity: 60,000
 
Wuhan
Wuhan Stadium
Capacity: 55,000
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Hangzhou Chengdu Shanghai
Yellow Dragon Sports Center Chengdu Sports Centre Hongkou Stadium
Capacity: 51,000 Capacity: 40,000 Capacity: 33,000
     

SquadsEdit

RefereesEdit

DrawEdit

The group draw took place on 22 April 2007 in Wuhan after the completion of the qualifying rounds.[3]

FIFA automatically seeded the host and defending champions, slotting China and Germany into Group D and Group A, respectively.[4] The FIFA Women's World Ranking for March 2007 was used to determine the teams to occupy the other seeded positions, B1 and C1.[5] United States were ranked first, Germany second and Norway third,[6] so the United States and Norway were also seeded.

Also, no two teams from the same confederation could draw each other, except for those from UEFA, where a maximum of two teams from UEFA could be drawn into the same group. Group B quickly became dubbed the group of death[7] since three of the top five teams in the world were drawn in this group — the USA (1st), Sweden (3rd) and Korea DPR (5th), according to the June 2007 FIFA Women's World Rankings, the last to be released before the tournament. The same four teams were drawn together in Group A in the 2003 FIFA Women's World Cup,[7] on that occasion the USA and Sweden progressed to the knockout stages. Also in 2015 The United States and Sweden would meet in the group of death again. This time it was with Nigeria and Australia as group mates.

Group stageEdit

 
Participating countries and their results

All times are local (UTC+8).

TiebreakersEdit

Teams are ranked on the following criteria:

  1. Greater number of points in all group matches
  2. Goal difference in all group matches
  3. Greater number of goals scored in all group matches
  4. Greatest number of points in matches between teams
  5. Goal difference in matches between teams
  6. Greatest number of goals scored in matches between teams
  7. Fair play criteria based on red and yellow cards received
  8. Drawing of lots by the FIFA Organising Committee

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Germany 3 2 1 0 13 0 +13 7
2   England 3 1 2 0 8 3 +5 5
3   Japan 3 1 1 1 3 4 −1 4
4   Argentina 3 0 0 3 1 18 −17 0
Germany  11–0  Argentina
Behringer   12'24'
Garefrekes   17'
Prinz   29'45+1'59'
Lingor   51'90+1'
Smisek   57'70'79'
Report
Attendance: 28,098
England  2–2  Japan
K. Smith   81'83' Report Miyama   55'90+5'
Attendance: 27,146
Referee: Kari Seitz (United States)
Argentina  0–1  Japan
Report Nagasato   90+1'
Germany  0–0  England
Report
Attendance: 27,730
Referee: Jenny Palmqvist (Sweden)
Argentina  1–6  England
González   60' Report González   9' (o.g.)
J. Scott   10'
Williams   50' (pen.)
K. Smith   64'77'
Exley   90' (pen.)
Attendance: 30,730
Referee: Dianne Ferreira-James (Guyana)
Japan  0–2  Germany
Report Prinz   21'
Lingor   87' (pen.)
Attendance: 39,817
Referee: Adriana Correa (Colombia)

Group BEdit

The four teams were also paired in the same group in 2003.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   United States 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 7
2   North Korea 3 1 1 1 5 4 +1 4
3   Sweden 3 1 1 1 3 4 −1 4
4   Nigeria 3 0 1 2 1 4 −3 1
United States  2–2  North Korea
Wambach   50'
O'Reilly   69'
Report Kil Son-Hui   58'
Kim Yong-Ae   60'
Sweden  1–1  Nigeria
Svensson   50' Report Uwak   82'
Attendance: 21,740
Referee: Niu Huijun (China)
United States  2–0  Sweden
Wambach   34' (pen.)58' Report
North Korea  2–0  Nigeria
Kim Kyong-Hwa   17'
Ri Kum-Suk   21'
Report
North Korea  1–2  Sweden
Ri Un Suk   22' Report Schelin   4'54'
Nigeria  0–1  United States
Report Chalupny   1'
Attendance: 26,100
Referee: Mayumi Oiwa (Japan)

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Norway 3 2 1 0 10 4 +6 7
2   Australia 3 1 2 0 7 4 +3 5
3   Canada 3 1 1 1 7 4 +3 4
4   Ghana 3 0 0 3 3 15 −12 0
Australia  4–1  Ghana
Walsh   15'
De Vanna   57'81'
Garriock   69'
Report Amankwa   70'
Attendance: 30,752
Referee: Adriana Correa (Colombia)
Norway  2–1  Canada
R. Gulbrandsen   52'
Horpestad   81'
Report Chapman   33'
Canada  4–0  Ghana
Sinclair   16'62'
Schmidt   55'
Franko   77'
Report
Norway  1–1  Australia
R. Gulbrandsen   5' Report De Vanna   83'
Attendance: 33,835
Referee: Niu Huijun (China)
Norway  7–2  Ghana
Storløkken   4'
R. Gulbrandsen   39'59'62'
Horpestad   45' (pen.)
Herlovsen   56'
Klaveness   69'
Report Bayor   73'
Okoe   80' (pen.)
Attendance: 43,817
Referee: Jennifer Bennet (United States)
Australia  2–2  Canada
McCallum   53'
Salisbury   90+2'
Report Tancredi   1'
Sinclair   85'

Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Brazil 3 3 0 0 10 0 +10 9
2   China PR (H) 3 2 0 1 5 6 −1 6
3   Denmark 3 1 0 2 4 4 0 3
4   New Zealand 3 0 0 3 0 9 −9 0

(H): Host.

Brazil  5–0  New Zealand
Daniela   10'
Cristiane   54'
Marta   74'90+3'
Renata Costa   86'
Report
Attendance: 33,500
China PR  3–2  Denmark
Li Jie   31'
Bi Yan   50'
Song Xiaoli   88'
Report Nielsen   51'
Paaske   87'
Attendance: 50,800
Referee: Dianne Ferreira-James (Guyana)
Denmark  2–0  New Zealand
Pedersen   61'
Paaske   66'
Report
Attendance: 54,000
Referee: Mayumi Oiwa (Japan)
China PR  0–4  Brazil
Report Marta   42'70'
Cristiane   47'48'
Attendance: 54,000
Referee: Jennifer Bennett (United States)
China PR  2–0  New Zealand
Li Jie   57'
Xie Caixia   79'
Report
Brazil  1–0  Denmark
Pretinha   90+1' Report
Attendance: 43,817
Referee: Kari Seitz (United States)

Knockout stageEdit

BracketEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
22 September — Wuhan
 
 
  Germany 3
 
26 September — Tianjin
 
  North Korea 0
 
  Germany 3
 
23 September — Wuhan
 
  Norway 0
 
  Norway 1
 
30 September — Shanghai
 
  China PR 0
 
  Germany 2
 
22 September — Tianjin
 
  Brazil 0
 
  United States 3
 
27 September — Hangzhou
 
  England 0
 
  United States 0
 
23 September — Tianjin
 
  Brazil 4 Third place
 
  Brazil 3
 
30 September — Shanghai
 
  Australia 2
 
  Norway 1
 
 
  United States 4
 

All times are local (UTC+8).

Quarter-finalsEdit

Germany  3–0  North Korea
Garefrekes   44'
Lingor   67'
Krahn   72'
Report
Attendance: 37,200

United States  3–0  England
Wambach   48'
Boxx   57'
Lilly   60'
Report
Attendance: 29,586
Referee: Jenny Palmqvist (Sweden)

Norway  1–0  China PR
Herlovsen   32' Report
Attendance: 52,000

Brazil  3–2  Australia
Formiga   4'
Marta   23' (pen.)
Cristiane   75'
Report De Vanna   36'
Colthorpe   68'

Semi-finalsEdit

(All times UTC+8)

Germany  3–0  Norway
Rønning   42' (o.g.)
Stegemann   72'
Müller   75'
Report

United States  0–4  Brazil
Report Osborne   20' (o.g.)
Marta   27'79'
Cristiane   56'

Third place play-offEdit

Norway  1–4  United States
R. Gulbrandsen   63' Report Wambach   30'46'
Chalupny   58'
O'Reilly   59'
Attendance: 32,068

FinalEdit

Germany  2–0  Brazil
Prinz   52'
Laudehr   86'
Report
Attendance: 31,000

AwardsEdit

The following awards were given for the tournament:[13]

Golden Ball Silver Ball Bronze Ball
  Marta   Birgit Prinz   Cristiane
Golden Shoe Silver Shoe Bronze Shoe
  Marta   Abby Wambach   Ragnhild Gulbrandsen
7 goals 6 goals 6 goals
FIFA Fair Play Award
  Norway

All-Star TeamEdit

Goalkeepers Defenders Midfielders Forwards

  Nadine Angerer
  Bente Nordby

  Ariane Hingst
  Li Jie
  Ane Stangeland Horpestad
  Kerstin Stegemann

  Daniela
  Formiga
  Kelly Smith
  Renate Lingor
  Ingvild Stensland
  Kristine Lilly

  Lisa De Vanna
  Marta
  Cristiane
  Birgit Prinz

GoalscorersEdit

Tournament rankingEdit

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Germany 6 5 1 0 21 0 +21 16
2   Brazil 6 5 0 1 17 4 +13 15
3   United States 6 4 1 1 12 7 +5 13
4   Norway 6 3 1 2 12 11 +1 10
Eliminated in the quarter-finals
5   China PR 4 2 0 2 5 7 –2 6
6   Australia 4 1 2 1 9 7 +2 5
7   England 4 1 2 1 8 6 +2 5
8   North Korea 4 1 1 2 5 7 –2 4
Eliminated at the group stage
9   Canada 3 1 1 1 7 4 +3 4
10   Japan 3 1 1 1 3 4 –1 4
10   Sweden 3 1 1 1 3 4 –1 4
12   Denmark 3 1 0 2 4 4 0 3
13   Nigeria 3 0 1 2 1 4 –3 1
14   New Zealand 3 0 0 3 0 9 –9 0
15   Ghana 3 0 0 3 3 15 –12 0
16   Argentina 3 0 0 3 1 18 –17 0

Table source[citation needed]

CoverageEdit

Numerous TV stations across the world provide coverage of the tournament. One notable example is the Chinese-language channel CCTV-5 which is available as a free internet feed through TVUnetworks.

Monetary rewardsEdit

For the first time in FIFA Women's World Cup history, all teams received monetary bonuses according to the round they reached (all in USD):[14]

  • Champions: $1,000,000
  • Runners-up: $800,000
  • Third place: $650,000
  • Fourth place: $550,000
  • Quarter-finalists: $300,000
  • First round exit: $200,000

Other rewardsEdit

UEFA used the FIFA Women's World Cup as its qualifying tournament for the 2008 Olympic women's tournament. The best three performing UEFA teams will qualify for the Olympics. Originally it was thought that, should England make the top three European teams, they would compete under the United Kingdom banner. However, on 6 September 2007, FIFA issued a press release indicating that England are ineligible to participate in the 2008 Olympics as England does not have its own Olympic Committee.[15] For the determination of the ranking only first through fourth place, quarterfinal elimination or group phase elimination count. If there is a need to make a distinction between teams eliminated in the quarterfinal or between teams eliminated in the group phase these teams will meet in a play-off match. In no case will the points or goals (difference) count for teams eliminated before the semi-final.

Germany and Norway qualified for the Olympics at the World Cup, whereas Denmark and Sweden had to enter a play-off for the third Olympics spot. Sweden won both legs of the playoffs with a total of 7−3 on aggregate to qualify for the Olympics.

References and notesEdit

  1. ^ Emblem for World Cup 2007 Launched, from china.org.cn, retrieved 7 July 2006
  2. ^ Soccer: China Set up LOC for Women's World Cup Archived 21 May 2011 at the Wayback Machine., from Xinhua News Agency, retrieved 25 September 2006
  3. ^ "Wuhan promises Final Draw drama". FIFA.com. 17 January 2003.
  4. ^ FIFA Women's World Cup China 2007 on target. Retrieved on 16 September 2007.[dead link]
  5. ^ FIFA Women's World Cup China 2007 on target. Retrieved on 16 September 2007. Archived 1 October 2007 at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ FIFA Women's World Ranking March 2007 Retrieved on 16 September 2007.
  7. ^ a b Hays, Graham (23 April 2007). "U.S. women face Group of Death scenario again". ESPNsoccernet. Archived from the original on 25 May 2011. Retrieved 17 December 2009.
  8. ^ a b Moved from 18 September Match schedule amended Archived 24 August 2007 at the Wayback Machine.
  9. ^ Moved from 19 September in Shanghai due to Typhoon Wipha, Match schedule amended due to typhoon Wipha Archived 21 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine.
  10. ^ Moved from 19 September in Hangzhou due to Typhoon Wipha, Australia-Canada and China-New Zealand moved to 20 Sept Archived 11 October 2007 at the Wayback Machine.
  11. ^ Moved from 19 September due to Typhoon Wipha Australia-Canada and China-New Zealand moved to 20 Sept Archived 11 October 2007 at the Wayback Machine.
  12. ^ Moved from 19 September due to Typhoon Wipha Match schedule amended due to typhoon Wipha Archived 21 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine.
  13. ^ Awards 2007
  14. ^ FIFA Women's World Cup China 2007 on target. Retrieved on 18 October 2006. Archived 17 October 2006 at the Wayback Machine.
  15. ^ "Three European teams will book their spot to Beijing 2008". FIFA Women's World Cup China 2007. FIFA. 6 September 2007. Archived from the original on 1 October 2007. Retrieved 3 October 2007.

External linksEdit