1995 FIFA Women's World Cup

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1995 FIFA Women's World Cup
Världsmästerskapet i fotboll för damer 1995
1995 FIFA Women's World Cup.png
Official logo
Tournament details
Host countrySweden
Dates5–18 June
Teams12 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)5 (in 5 host cities)
Final positions
ChampionsFlag of Norway.svg  Norway (1st title)
Runners-upFlag of Germany.svg  Germany
Third placeFlag of the United States.svg  United States
Fourth placeFlag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR
Tournament statistics
Matches played26
Goals scored99 (3.81 per match)
Attendance112,213 (4,316 per match)
Top scorer(s) Flag of Norway.svg Ann Kristin Aarønes (6 goals)
Best player(s) Flag of Norway.svg Hege Riise
Fair play awardFlag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
1991
1999

The 1995 FIFA Women's World Cup, the second edition of the FIFA Women's World Cup, was held in Sweden and won by Norway. [1] [2] [3] The tournament featured 12 women's national teams from six continental confederations. The 12 teams were drawn into three groups of four and each group played a round-robin tournament. At the end of the group stage, the top two teams and two best third-ranked teams advanced to the knockout stage, beginning with the quarter-finals and culminating with the final at Råsunda Stadium on 18 June 1995.

FIFA Womens World Cup Association football competition for womens national teams

The FIFA Women's World Cup is an international football competition contested by the senior women's national teams of the members of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport's international governing body. The competition has been held every four years since 1991, when the inaugural tournament, then called the FIFA Women's World Championship, was held in China. Under the tournament's current format, national teams vie for 23 slots in a three-year qualification phase. The host nation's team is automatically entered as the 24th slot. The tournament proper, alternatively called the World Cup Finals, is contested at venues within the host nation(s) over a period of about one month.

Norway womens national football team womens national association football team representing Norway

The Norway women's national football team is controlled by the Football Association of Norway. The team is former European, World and Olympic champions and thus one of the most successful national teams. The team has had less success since the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup.

A round-robin tournament is a competition in which each contestant meets all other contestants in turn. A round-robin contrasts with an elimination tournament, in which participants are eliminated after a certain number of losses.

Contents

Sweden became the first country to host both men's and women's World Cup, having hosted the men's in 1958.

FIFA World Cup Association football competition for mens national teams

The FIFA World Cup, often simply called the World Cup, is an international association football competition contested by the senior men's national teams of the members of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport's global governing body. The championship has been awarded every four years since the inaugural tournament in 1930, except in 1942 and 1946 when it was not held because of the Second World War. The current champion is France, which won its second title at the 2018 tournament in Russia.

1958 FIFA World Cup 1958 edition of the FIFA World Cup

The 1958 FIFA World Cup, the sixth staging of the World Cup, was hosted by Sweden from 8 to 29 June. The tournament was won by Brazil, who beat Sweden 5–2 in the final in the Stockholm suburb of Solna for their first title. The tournament is also notable for marking the debut on the world stage of a then 17-year-old Pelé.

Australia, Canada, and England made their debuts in the competition. The tournament also hosted as qualification for the 1996 Olympic games, with the eight quarter-finalists being invited to the Olympics. In the second edition of the Women's World Cup, matches were lengthened to the standard 90 minutes, and three points were awarded for a win. [4]

Australia womens national soccer team womens national association football team representing Australia

The Australian women's national soccer team is overseen by the governing body for soccer in Australia, Football Federation Australia (FFA), which is currently a member of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and the regional ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) since leaving the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) in 2006. The team's official nickname is the Matildas, having been known as the Female Socceroos before 1995. Under a naming rights deal with Scentre Group and its predecessor, Westfield Group, the team has been branded as Westfield Matildas since 2008.

Canada womens national soccer team womens national association football team representing Canada

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England womens national football team womens national association football team representing England

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Summary

Bulgaria was originally awarded hosting rights for the tournament, but had to relinquish the rights and FIFA ended up awarding the tournament to Sweden. [5] About 112,000 tickets were sold for the entire tournament. [6]

As a FIFA rules experiment, each team was allowed a two-minute time out each half. [7]

Norway won the 1995 title, with one of four Norwegians watching the game on television. Norway's team plane was escorted back to Oslo by two F-16s on their way to a victory celebration. [8]

Venues

Teams

Qualifying countries and their results of the 1995 Women's World Cup FIFA Womens World Cup 1995.png
Qualifying countries and their results of the 1995 Women's World Cup

As in the previous edition of the FIFA Women's World cup, held in 1991, 12 teams participated in the final tournament. The teams were:

Squads

For a list of the squads that disputed the final tournament, see 1995 FIFA Women's World Cup squads.

Match officials

Group stage

Teams were awarded three points for a win, one point for a draw, and none for a defeat. [4]

Group A

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts
1Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 320194+56
2Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden (H)320153+26
3Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 310224−23
4Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 310238−53

(H): Host.

Sweden  Flag of Sweden.svg0–1Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil
Report Roseli Soccerball shade.svg 37'
Olympia Stadion, Helsingborg
Attendance: 14,500
Referee: Sonia Denoncourt (Canada)
Germany  Flag of Germany.svg1–0Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
Neid Soccerball shade.svg 23' Report
Tingvallen, Karlstad
Attendance: 3,824
Referee: Petros Mathabela (South Africa)
Sweden  Flag of Sweden.svg3–2Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
Andersson Soccerball shade.svg 65' (pen.)Soccerball shade.svg 86'
Sundhage Soccerball shade.svg 80'
Report Wiegmann Soccerball shade.svg 9' (pen.)
Lohn Soccerball shade.svg 42'
Olympia Stadion, Helsingborg
Attendance: 5,855
Referee: Linda May Black (New Zealand)
Brazil  Flag of Brazil.svg1–2Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
Pretinha Soccerball shade.svg 7' Report Noda Soccerball shade.svg 13', 45'
Tingvallen, Karlstad
Attendance: 2,286
Referee: Catherine Leann Hepburn (United States)
Sweden  Flag of Sweden.svg2–0Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
Videkull Soccerball shade.svg 66'
Andelen Soccerball shade.svg 88'
Report
Arosvallen, Västerås
Attendance: 7,811
Referee: Petros Mathabela (South Africa)
Brazil  Flag of Brazil.svg1–6Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
Roseli Soccerball shade.svg 19' Report Prinz Soccerball shade.svg 5'
Meinert Soccerball shade.svg 22'
Wiegmann Soccerball shade.svg 42' (pen.)
Mohr Soccerball shade.svg 78', 89'
Bernhard Soccerball shade.svg 90'
Tingvallen, Karlstad
Attendance: 3,203
Referee: Alain Hamer (Luxembourg)

Group B

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts
1Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 3300170+179
2Flag of England.svg  England 32016606
3Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 3012513−81
4Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 3012514−91
Norway  Flag of Norway.svg8–0Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria
Sandberg Soccerball shade.svg 30', 44', 82'
Riise Soccerball shade.svg 49'
Aarønes Soccerball shade.svg 60', 90'
Medalen Soccerball shade.svg 67'
Svensson Soccerball shade.svg 76' (pen.)
Report
Tingvallen, Karlstad
Attendance: 4,344
Referee: Alain Hamer (Luxembourg)
England  Flag of England.svg3–2Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
Coultard Soccerball shade.svg 51' (pen.), 85'
Spacey Soccerball shade.svg 76' (pen.)
Report Stoumbos Soccerball shade.svg 87'
Donnelly Soccerball shade.svg 90+1'
Olympia Stadion, Helsingborg
Attendance: 655
Referee: Eva Ödlund (Sweden)
Norway  Flag of Norway.svg2–0Flag of England.svg  England
Haugen Soccerball shade.svg 7'
Riise Soccerball shade.svg 37'
Report
Tingvallen, Karlstad
Attendance: 5,520
Referee: Eduardo Gamboa (Chile)
Nigeria  Flag of Nigeria.svg3–3Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
Nwadike Soccerball shade.svg 26'
Avre Soccerball shade.svg 60'
Okoroafor Soccerball shade.svg 77'
Report Burtini Soccerball shade.svg 12', 55'
Donnelly Soccerball shade.svg 20'
Norway  Flag of Norway.svg7–0Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
Aarønes Soccerball shade.svg 4', 21', 90+3'
Riise Soccerball shade.svg 12'
Pettersen Soccerball shade.svg 71', 89'
Leinan Soccerball shade.svg 84'
Report
Strömvallen, Gävle
Attendance: 2,715
Referee: Maria Edilene Siqueira (Brazil)
Nigeria  Flag of Nigeria.svg2–3Flag of England.svg  England
Okoroafor Soccerball shade.svg 13'
Nwadike Soccerball shade.svg 74'
Report Farley Soccerball shade.svg 10', 38'
Walker Soccerball shade.svg 27'
Tingvallen, Karlstad
Attendance: 1,843
Referee: Ingrid Jonsson (Sweden)

Group C

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts
1Flag of the United States.svg  United States 321094+57
2Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR 3210106+47
3Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 310265+13
4Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 3003313−100

Group C started with back-and-forth 3–3 draw between the United States and China with the Chinese coming back from a 3–1 deficit. Denmark's opening 5–0 win over Australia, in which Sonia Gegenhuber was sent off in the 45th minute for the Aussies, ultimately led to their securing one of the best third place runner up spots as they would lose their next two matches. [9]

United States goalkeeper Brianna Scurry was sent off in the 88th minute of the second group game against Denmark. With all three substitutions used, U.S. manager Tony DiCicco called upon striker Mia Hamm to play goalkeeper. Hamm made two saves over eight minutes of stoppage time to secure the 2–0 win. [10] In the other game, Angela Iannotta scored Australia's first-ever World Cup goal, but China defeated the Matildas 4–2. [9]

United States  Flag of the United States.svg3–3Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR
Venturini Soccerball shade.svg 22'
Milbrett Soccerball shade.svg 34'
Hamm Soccerball shade.svg 51'
Report Liping Soccerball shade.svg 38'
Wei Soccerball shade.svg 74'
Sun Soccerball shade.svg 79'
Strömvallen, Gävle
Attendance: 4,635
Referee: Ingrid Jonsson (Sweden)
Denmark  Flag of Denmark.svg5–0Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
Krogh Soccerball shade.svg 12', 48'
Nielsen Soccerball shade.svg 25'
Jensen Soccerball shade.svg 37'
Hansen Soccerball shade.svg 86'
Report
Arosvallen, Västerås
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: Bente Skovgang (Norway)
United States  Flag of the United States.svg2–0Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
Lilly Soccerball shade.svg 9'
Milbrett Soccerball shade.svg 49'
Report
Strömvallen, Gävle
Attendance: 2,740
Referee: Mamadouba Engage Camara (Guinea)
China PR  Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg4–2Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
Zhou Soccerball shade.svg 23'
Shi Soccerball shade.svg 54', 78'
Liu Soccerball shade.svg 90+3'
Report Iannotta Soccerball shade.svg 25'
Hughes Soccerball shade.svg 89'
Arosvallen, Västerås
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: Maria Edilene Sequeira (Brazil)
United States  Flag of the United States.svg4–1Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
Foudy Soccerball shade.svg 69'
Fawcett Soccerball shade.svg 72'
Overbeck Soccerball shade.svg 90+2' (pen.)
Keller Soccerball shade.svg 90+4'
Report Casagrande Soccerball shade.svg 54'
China PR  Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg3–1Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
Shi Soccerball shade.svg 21'
Sun Soccerball shade.svg 76'
Wei Soccerball shade.svg 90'
Report Bonde Soccerball shade.svg 44'
Arosvallen, Västerås
Attendance: 1,619
Referee: Eduardo Gamboa (Chile)

Ranking of third-placed teams

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts
1Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 310265+13
2Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 310224−23
3Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 3012513−81

Knockout stage

Bracket

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
13 June — Arosvallen
 
 
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 3
 
15 June — Olympia Stadion
 
Flag of England.svg  England 0
 
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 1
 
13 June — Olympia Stadion
 
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR 0
 
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 1 (3)
 
18 June — Råsunda
 
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR 1 (4)
 
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 0
 
13 June — Strömvallen
 
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 2
 
Flag of the United States.svg  United States 4
 
15 June — Arosvallen
 
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 0
 
Flag of the United States.svg  United States 0
 
13 June — Tingvallen
 
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 1Third place
 
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 3
 
17 June — Strömvallen
 
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 1
 
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR 0
 
 
Flag of the United States.svg  United States 2
 

Quarter-finals

Germany  Flag of Germany.svg3–0Flag of England.svg  England
Voss Soccerball shade.svg 41'
Meinert Soccerball shade.svg 55'
Mohr Soccerball shade.svg 82'
Report
Arosvallen, Västerås
Attendance: 2,317
Referee: Bente Skogvang (Norway)


United States  Flag of the United States.svg4–0Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
Lilly Soccerball shade.svg 8', 42'
Milbrett Soccerball shade.svg 45'
Venturini Soccerball shade.svg 80'
Report
Strömvallen, Gävle
Attendance: 3,756
Referee: Eduardo Gamboa (Chile)

Norway  Flag of Norway.svg3–1Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
Espeseth Soccerball shade.svg 21'
Medalen Soccerball shade.svg 64'
Riise Soccerball shade.svg 85'
Report Krogh Soccerball shade.svg 86'
Tingvallen, Karlstad
Attendance: 4,655
Referee: Pirom Un-Prasert (Thailand)

Semi-finals

Germany  Flag of Germany.svg1–0Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR
Wiegmann Soccerball shade.svg 88' Report
Olympia Stadion, Helsingborg
Attendance: 3,693
Referee: Petros Mathabela (South Africa)

United States  Flag of the United States.svg0–1Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
Report Aarønes Soccerball shade.svg 10'
Arosvallen, Västerås
Attendance: 2,893
Referee: Alain Hamer (Luxembourg)

Third place play-off

China PR  Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg0–2Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Report Venturini Soccerball shade.svg 24'
Hamm Soccerball shade.svg 55'
Strömvallen, Gävle
Attendance: 4,335
Referee: Sonia Denoncourt (Canada)

Final

Germany  Flag of Germany.svg0–2Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
Report Riise Soccerball shade.svg 37'
Pettersen Soccerball shade.svg 40'
Råsunda Stadium, Solna
Attendance: 17,158
Referee: Ingrid Jonsson (Sweden)

Statistics

Goalscorers

There were 99 goals scored in 26 matches, for an average of 3.81 goals per match.  Ann Kristin Aarønes of Norway won the Golden Shoe award for scoring six goals.

6 goals

5 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

Awards

The following awards were given at the conclusion of the tournament: [11]

Golden BallSilver BallBronze Ball
Flag of Norway.svg Hege Riise Flag of Norway.svg Gro Espeseth Flag of Norway.svg Ann Kristin Aarønes
Golden ShoeSilver ShoeBronze Shoe
Flag of Norway.svg Ann Kristin Aarønes Flag of Norway.svg Hege Riise Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Shi Guihong
6 goals5 goals3 goals, 2 assists
FIFA Fair Play Award
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden

Tournament ranking

Per statistical convention in football, matches decided in extra time are counted as wins and losses, while matches decided by penalty shoot-outs are counted as draws. Teams eliminated in the quarter-finals are ranked by their quarter-final goal differential.

PosGrpTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsFinal result
1 B Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 6600231+2218Champions
2 A Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 6402136+712Runners-up
3 C Flag of the United States.svg  United States 6411155+1013Third place
4 C Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR 62221110+18Fourth place
5 A Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 421164+27Eliminated in
quarter-finals
6 C Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 41037813
7 B Flag of England.svg  England 42026936
8 A Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 41032863
9 A Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 31023853Eliminated in
group stage
10 B Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 301251381
11 B Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 301251491
12 C Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 3003313100
Source: FIFA Technical Report [12]

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