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1999 FIFA Women's World Cup

1999 FIFA Women's World Cup
Tournament details
Host country United States
Dates 19 June – 10 July
Teams 16
Venue(s) 8
Final positions
Champions  United States (2nd title)
Runners-up  China PR
Third place  Brazil
Fourth place  Norway
Tournament statistics
Matches played 32
Goals scored 123 (3.84 per match)
Attendance 1,194,215 (37,319 per match)
Top scorer(s) Sissi
Sun Wen
(7 goals)
Best player Sun Wen

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 July 10 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]

Contents

  • Venues 1
  • Teams 2
  • Squads 3
  • Match officials 4
  • Group stage 5
    • Group A 5.1
    • Group B 5.2
    • Group C 5.3
    • Group D 5.4
  • Knockout stage 6
    • Quarter-finals 6.1
    • Semi-finals 6.2
    • Third place match 6.3
    • Final 6.4
  • Awards 7
    • All-Star Team 7.1
  • Goal scorers 8
  • Tournament ranking 9
  • References 10
  • External links 11

Venues

Teams

Qualifying countries

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

Squads

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

Match officials

Group stage

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 United States 3 3 0 0 13 1 +12 9
 Nigeria 3 2 0 1 5 8 −3 6
 North Korea 3 1 0 2 4 6 −2 3
 Denmark 3 0 0 3 1 8 −7 0
19 June 1999
15:00
Denmark  0–3  United States
Report Hamm  17'
Foudy  73'
Lilly  89'
Giants Stadium, East Rutherford
Attendance: 78,972
Referee: Sonia Denoncourt (Canada)

20 June 1999
18:30
North Korea  1–2  Nigeria
Jo  74' Report Akide  50'
Nwadike  79'
Rose Bowl, Pasadena
Attendance: 17,100
Referee: Katriina Elovirta (Finland)

24 June 1999
19:00
United States  7–1  Nigeria
Chiejine  19' (o.g.)
Hamm  20'
Milbrett  23'83'
Lilly  32'
Akers  39'
Parlow  42'
Report Okosieme  2'
Soldier Field, Chicago
Attendance: 65,080
Referee: Nicole Petignat (Switzerland)

24 June 1999
18:00
North Korea  3–1  Denmark
Jin  15'
Jo  39'
Kim  73'
Report Johansen  74'
Civic Stadium, Portland
Attendance: 20,129
Referee: Martha Toro (Colombia)

27 June 1999
16:00
Nigeria  2–0  Denmark
Akide  25'
Okosieme  81'
Report

27 June 1999
19:00
United States  3–0  North Korea
MacMillan  56'
Venturini  68'76'
Report
Foxboro Stadium, Foxborough
Attendance: 50,484
Referee: Katriina Elovirta (Finland)

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Brazil 3 2 1 0 12 4 +8 7
 Germany 3 1 2 0 10 4 +6 5
 Italy 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
 Mexico 3 0 0 3 1 15 −14 0
19 June 1999
17:30
Brazil  7–1  Mexico
Pretinha  3'12'90+1'
Sissi  29'42'50'
Kátia  35' (pen.)
Report Domínguez  10'

20 June 1999
16:00
Italy  1–1  Germany
Panico  36' Report Wiegmann  61' (pen.)
Rose Bowl, Pasadena
Attendance: 17,100
Referee: Bola Elizabeth Abidoye (Nigeria)

24 June 1999
17:00
Brazil  2–0  Italy
Sissi  3'63' Report
Soldier Field, Chicago
Attendance: 65,080
Referee: Gitte Nielsen (Denmark)

24 June 1999
20:30
Germany  6–0  Mexico
Grings  10'57'90+2'
Smisek  46'
Hingst  49'
Lingor  89'
Report
Civic Stadium, Portland
Attendance: 20,129
Referee: Im Eun Ju (Korea Republic)

27 June 1999
13:30
Germany  3–3  Brazil
Prinz  8'
Wiegmann  46' (pen.)
Jones  58'
Report Kátia  15'
Sissi  20'
Maycon  90+4'
Jack Kent Cooke Stadium, Landover
Attendance: 22,109
Referee: Im Eun Ju (Korea Republic)

27 June 1999
16:30
Mexico  0–2  Italy
Report Panico  37'
Zanni  51'
Foxboro Stadium, Foxborough
Attendance: 50,484
Referee: Bola Elizabeth Abidoye (Nigeria)

Group C

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Norway 3 3 0 0 13 2 +11 9
 Russia 3 2 0 1 10 3 +7 6
 Canada 3 0 1 2 3 12 −9 1
 Japan 3 0 1 2 1 10 −9 1
19 June 1999
19:00
Japan  1–1  Canada
Otake  64' Report Burtini  32'
Spartan Stadium, San Jose
Attendance: 23,298
Referee: Maria Edilene Siqueira (Brazil)

20 June 1999
16:00
Russia  1–2  Norway
Komarova  78' Report Sandaune  28'
Pettersen  68'
Foxboro Stadium, Foxborough
Attendance: 14,873
Referee: Xiudi Zuo (China)

23 June 1999
18:00
Norway  7–1  Canada
Aarønes  8'36'
Lehn  49'
Riise  54'
Medalen  68'
Pettersen  76'
Gulbrandsen  87'
Report Hooper  31'
Jack Kent Cooke Stadium, Landover
Attendance: 16,448
Referee: Tammy Ogston (Australia)

23 June 1999
18:00
Japan  0–5  Russia
Report Savina  29'
Letyushova  52'90'
N. Karasseva  58'
Barbashina  80'
Civic Stadium, Portland
Attendance: 17,668
Referee: Sandra Hunt (United States)

26 June 1999
12:00
Canada  1–4  Russia
Hooper  76' Report Grigorieva  54'
Fomina  66'86'
O. Karasseva  90+1'
Giants Stadium, East Rutherford
Attendance: 29,401
Referee: Xiudi Zuo (China)

26 June 1999
18:30
Norway  4–0  Japan
Riise  8' (pen.)
Isozaki  26' (o.g.)
Aarønes  36'
Mellgren  61'
Report

Group D

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 China PR 3 3 0 0 12 2 +10 9
 Sweden 3 2 0 1 6 3 +3 6
 Australia 3 0 1 2 3 7 −4 1
 Ghana 3 0 1 2 1 10 −9 1
19 June 1999
17:00
Sweden  1–2  China PR
Bengtsson  2' Report Jin Y.  17'
Liu A.L.  69'
Spartan Stadium, San Jose
Attendance: 23,298
Referee: Virginia Tovar (Mexico)

20 June 1999
19:30
Australia  1–1  Ghana
Murray  74' Report Gyamfua  76'
Foxboro Stadium, Foxborough
Attendance: 14,867
Referee: Kari Seitz (United States)

23 June 1999
20:30
Australia  1–3  Sweden
Murray  32' Report Törnqvist  8'
Ljungberg  21'69'
Jack Kent Cooke Stadium, Landover
Attendance: 16,448
Referee: Fatou Gaye (Senegal)

23 June 1999
20:30
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
Civic Stadium, Portland
Attendance: 17,668
Referee: Elke Günthner (Germany)

26 June 1999
14:30
China PR  3–1  Australia
Sun W.  39'51'
Liu Y.  73'
Report Salisbury  66'
Giants Stadium, East Rutherford
Attendance: 29,401
Referee: Sandra Hunt (United States)

26 June 1999
16:00
Ghana  0–2  Sweden
Report Svensson  58'86'
Soldier Field, Chicago
Attendance: 34,256
Referee: Sonia Denoncourt (Canada)

Knockout stage

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
1 July – Landover        
   United States   3
4 July – Palo Alto
   Germany   2  
   United States   2
1 July – Landover
       Brazil   0  
   Brazil (a.e.t.)   4
10 July – Pasadena
   Nigeria   3  
   United States   0 (5)
30 June – San Jose    
     China PR   0 (4)
   Norway   3
4 July – Foxboro
   Sweden   1  
   Norway   0 Third place
30 June – San Jose
       China PR   5   10 July – Pasadena
   China PR   2
   Brazil   0 (5)
   Russia   0  
   Norway   0 (4)
 

Quarter-finals

30 June 1999
17:00
China PR  2–0  Russia
Pu W.  37'
Jin Y.  56'
Report
Spartan Stadium, San Jose
Attendance: 21,411
Referee: Nicole Petignat (Switzerland)

30 June 1999
19:30
Norway  3–1  Sweden
Aarønes  51'
Pettersen  58'
Riise  72' (pen.)
Report Moström  90'
Spartan Stadium, San Jose
Attendance: 21,411
Referee: Im Eun-ju (Korea Republic)

1 July 1999
19:00
United States  3–2  Germany
Milbrett  16'
Chastain  49'
Fawcett  66'
Report Chastain  5' (o.g.)
Wiegmann  45+1'
Jack Kent Cooke Stadium, Landover
Attendance: 54,642
Referee: Martha Toro (Colombia)

1 July 1999
21:30
Brazil  4–3 (a.e.t.)  Nigeria
Cidinha  4'22'
Nenê  35'
Sissi  104'
Report Emeafu  63'
Okosieme  72'
Egbe  85'
Jack Kent Cooke Stadium, Landover
Attendance: 54,642
Referee: Virginia Tovar (Mexico)

Semi-finals

4 July 1999
13:30
United States  2–0  Brazil
Parlow  5'
Akers  80' (pen.)
Report
Stanford Stadium, Palo Alto
Attendance: 73,123
Referee: Katriina Elovirta (Finland)

4 July 1999
19:30
Norway  0–5  China PR
Report Sun W.  3'72'
Liu A.L.  14'51'
Fan Y.J.  65'
Foxboro Stadium, Foxborough
Attendance: 8,986
Referee: Sonia Denoncourt (Canada)

Third place match

10 July 1999
10:15
Norway  0–0 [A]  Brazil
Report
  Penalties  
Riise
Pettersen
Jørgensen
Sandaune
Gulbrandsen
Aarønes
4–5 Pretinha
Cidinha
Kátia
Maicon
Nenê
Formiga
Rose Bowl, Pasadena
Attendance: 90,185
Referee: Im Eun Ju (Korea Republic)

A No extra time was played.[6]

Final

Awards

Golden Shoe Winner Golden Ball Winner FIFA Fair Play Trophy
Sissi
Sun Wen
Sun Wen  China PR

All-Star Team

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 scorers

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.[7]

7 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Own goals

Tournament ranking

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

References

  1. ^ By JERE LONGMANPublished: June 22, 1999 (1999-06-22). "WOMEN'S WORLD CUP; Bigger Crowds Watching Better Play - New York Times". Nytimes.com. Retrieved 2012-10-30. 
  2. ^ "SOCCER; 1999 Women's World Cup: Beautiful Game Takes Flight". Nytimes.com. Retrieved 2012-08-03. 
  3. ^ By JERE LONGMANPublished: May 20, 1999 (1999-05-20). "SOCCER; 1999 Women's World Cup: Beautiful Game Takes Flight - New York Times". Nytimes.com. Retrieved 2012-08-03. 
  4. ^ "1999 U.s. Women's Soccer Team - Los Angeles Times". Articles.latimes.com. 2012-07-13. Retrieved 2012-08-02. 
  5. ^ Gee, Alison (2014-07-13). "BBC News - Why Women's World Cup champion Brandi Chastain bared her bra". Bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2014-07-21. 
  6. ^ "Brazil takes third". SI/CNN. 10 July 1999. Retrieved 16 April 2012. 
  7. ^ "FIFA Women's World Cup USA 1999". FIFA. Retrieved 2015-06-13. 
  8. ^ "FIFA Women's World Cup USA 1999". FIFA. Retrieved 2015-06-13. 

External links

  • FIFA Women's World Cup USA 1999, FIFA.com
  • FIFA Technical Report (Part 1) and (Part 2)
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