1995 FIFA Women's World Cup Final

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1995 FIFA Women's World Cup Final
Event 1995 FIFA Women's World Cup
Date 18 June 1995
Venue Råsunda Stadium, Stockholm
Referee Ingrid Jonsson (Sweden)
Attendance 17,158

The 1995 FIFA Women's World Cup Final was a football match that took place at Råsunda Stadium in Stockholm, Sweden on 18 June 1995. [1] It pitted Germany and Norway to determine the winner of the 1995 FIFA Women's World Cup. Norway won 2–0 with goals from Hege Riise and Marianne Pettersen. [2]

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The match was contested by 1991 finalists Norway, who had defeated previous winners the United States, and Germany, who had defeated China in the semi-final. [3]

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Route to the final

OpponentResult Group stage OpponentResult
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 1–0Match 1Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 8–0
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 2–3Match 2Flag of England.svg  England 2–0
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 6–1Match 3Flag of Canada.svg  Canada 7–0
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 6320194+5
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 6320153+2
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 33102242
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 33102385
Final standings
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 93300170+17
Flag of England.svg  England 63201660
Flag of Canada.svg  Canada 130125138
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 130125149
OpponentResult Knockout stage OpponentResult
Flag of England.svg  England 3–0 Quarter-finals Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 3–1
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR 1–0 Semi-finals Flag of the United States.svg  United States 1–0



Germany  Flag of Germany.svg 0–2 Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
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Råsunda Stadium, Stockholm
Attendance: 17,158
Referee: Ingrid Jonsson (Sweden)
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Germany [4]
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Norway [4]
GK 1 Manuela Goller
SW 5 Ursula Lohn
CB 3 Birgitt Austermühl
CB 2 Anouschka Bernhard Yellowcard.svg 2'
DM 8 Bettina Wiegmann
CM 10 Silvia Neid (c)
CM 7 Martina Voss
RW 6 Maren Meinert Sub off.svg 86'
LW 4 Dagmar Pohlmann Sub off.svg 75'
CF 9 Heidi Mohr
CF 16 Birgit Prinz Sub off.svg 42'
FW 11 Patricia Brocker Sub on.svg 42'
MF 18 Pia Wunderlich Sub on.svg 75'
MF 19 Sandra Smisek Sub on.svg 86'
Gero Bisanz
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GK 1 Bente Nordby
RB 2 Tina Svensson
CB 5 Nina Nymark Andersen
CB 3 Gro Espeseth (c)
LB 13 Merete Myklebust
DM 4 Anne Nymark Andersen Yellowcard.svg 22'
CM 6 Hege Riise
CM 7 Tone Haugen
RW 16 Marianne Pettersen
LW 11 Ann Aarønes Yellowcard.svg 70'
CF 10 Linda Medalen Yellowcard.svg 58'
Even Pellerud

Assistant referees:
Gitte Holm (Denmark)
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