1988 FIFA Women's Invitation Tournament

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1988 FIFA Women's Invitation Tournament
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Official poster
Tournament details
Host countryChina
Dates1–12 June
Teams12 (from 6 confederations)
Final positions
ChampionsFlag of Norway.svg  Norway
Runners-upFlag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
Third placeFlag of Brazil.svg  Brazil
Fourth placeFlag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR
Tournament statistics
Matches played26
Goals scored81 (3.12 per match)

The 1988 FIFA Women's Invitation Tournament, or International Women's Football Tournament, was organised by FIFA in China from 1 to 12 June 1988. The competition was a test to study if a global women's World Cup was feasible following the experience of non-FIFA invitational competitions such as the Mundialito (1981–88) and the Women's World Invitational Tournament (1978–87). [1] The competition was a success and on 30 June FIFA approved the establishment of an official World Cup for 1991, which would also be held in China. [2]

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Twelve national teams took part in the competition – four from UEFA, three from AFC, two from CONCACAF and one from CONMEBOL, CAF and OFC. European champion Norway defeated Sweden 1–0 in the final to win the tournament, while Brazil clinched the bronze by beating the hosts in a penalty shootout. Australia, Canada, the Netherlands and the United States also reached the final stages. [3]

Venues

The tournament took place in 4 cities in the province of Guangdong: Guangzhou, Foshan, Jiangmen and Panyu.

Teams

12 national teams participated in the tournament, all invited by FIFA.

Group stage

Group A

TeamPtsPldWDLGFGA
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR (H)63300111
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 3311173
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 3311142
Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast 03003117
(H): Hosts

The matches of China were held in Guangzhou. The rest of the matches of this group were held in Foshan.

1 June 1988
China2–0Canada
Netherlands3–0Côte d'Ivoire
3 June 1988
China1–0Netherlands
Canada6–0Côte d'Ivoire
6 June 1988
Canada1–1Netherlands
China8–1Côte d'Ivoire

Group B

TeamPtsPldWDLGFGA
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 43201112
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 4320182
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 4320143
Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand 03003016

All matches held in Jiangmen.

1 June 1988
Norway4–0Thailand
Australia1–0Brazil
3 June 1988
Brazil2–1Norway
Australia3–0Thailand
6 June 1988
Norway3–0Australia
Brazil9–0Thailand

Group C

TeamPtsPldWDLGFGA
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 5321051
Flag of the United States.svg  United States 4312063
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia 3311122
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 03003310

All matches held in Panyu.

1 June 1988
United States5–2Japan
Sweden1–0Czechoslovakia SvFF Report (in Swedish)
3 June 1988
Sweden1–1United States SvFF Report (in Swedish)
Czechoslovakia2–1Japan
6 June 1988
Czechoslovakia0–0United States
Sweden3–0Japan SvFF Report (in Swedish)

Ranking of third-placed teams

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts
1Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 32014314
2Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 31114223
3Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia 31112203

Knockout stage

Bracket

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
8 June — Guangzhou
 
 
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 1
 
10 June — Panyu
 
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 0
 
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 2
 
8 June — Guangzhou
 
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR 1
 
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR 7
 
12 June — Guangzhou
 
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 0
 
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 0
 
8 June — Foshan
 
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 1
 
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 2
 
10 June — Guangzhou
 
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 1
 
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 1
 
8 June — Panyu
 
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 2 Third place
 
Flag of the United States.svg  United States 0
 
12 June — Guangzhou
 
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 1
 
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 0 (4)
 
 
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR 0 (3)
 

Quarter-finals

Sweden  Flag of Sweden.svg1–0Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
Sundhage Soccerball shade.svg SvFF Report (in Swedish)

China PR  Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg7–0Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia

Brazil  Flag of Brazil.svg2–1Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands

Semi-finals


Norway  Flag of Norway.svg2–1Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil

Third place play-off

Brazil  Flag of Brazil.svg0–0Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR
Penalties
4–3

Final

Sweden  Flag of Sweden.svg0–1Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
Norway Report
Sweden Report
SvFF Report
Medalen Soccerball shade.svg 58'
Tianhe Stadium, Guangzhou
Attendance: 30,000 (according to Norway)
35,000 (according to Sweden)
Referee: Romualdo Arppi Filho (Brazil)
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Sweden
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Norway
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SWEDEN:
GK1 Elisabeth Leidinge
DF3 Marie Karlsson
DF4 Pia Syrén
DF5 Eva Zeikfalvy Sub off.svg
MF6 Ingrid Johansson (c)
MF7 Pia Sundhage
MF9 Pärnilla Larsson
FW11 Anneli Gustafsson
FW13 Anneli Andelén
FW14 Helen Johansson Sub off.svg
MF16 Gunilla Axén
Substitutes:
MF8 Camilla Andersson Sub on.svg
DF14 Tina Nilsson Sub on.svg
FW10 Lena Videkull
GK12 Ing-Marie Olsson
MF17 Anette Palm
Manager:
Gunilla Paijkull
Flag of Norway.svg
NORWAY:
GK1 Hege Ludvigsen
DF2 Cathrine Zaborowski
DF3 Liv Strædet
MF4 Bjørg Storhaug
DF5 Gunn Nyborg
DF6 Toril Hoch-Nielsen Sub off.svg
MF7 Tone Haugen
MF8 Heidi Støre (c)
FW9 Birthe Hegstad
FW10 Ellen Scheel
FW11 Linda Medalen Sub off.svg
Substitutes:
GK12 Reidun Seth
FW13 Lisbeth Bakken
FW14 Turid Storhaug Sub on.svg
MF15 Agnete Carlsen
FW16 Sissel Grude Sub on.svg
Managers:
Dag Steinar Vestlund
Erling Hokstad

All-Star Team

The all star team was voted by the Chinese press. [3]

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