|Host country||United States|
|Dates||19 June – 10 July|
|Teams||16 (from 6 confederations)|
|Venue(s)||8 (in 8 host cities)|
|Goals scored||123 (3.84 per match)|
|Attendance||1,194,215 (37,319 per match)|
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.The final between the U.S. and China, held on 10 July at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, was the most-attended women's sports event in history with an official attendance of 90,185. 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. This remains the only Women's World Cup tournament in which the host nation has won.
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.
The United States Women's National Soccer Team (USWNT) represents the United States in international women's soccer. The team is the most successful in international women's soccer, winning three Women's World Cup titles, four Olympic women's gold medals, eight CONCACAF Gold Cups, and ten Algarve Cups. It medaled in every single World Cup and Olympic tournament in women's soccer history from 1991 to 2015, before being knocked out in the quarterfinal of the 2016 Summer Olympics. The team is governed by United States Soccer Federation and competes in CONCACAF.
The Chinese women's national football team, recognized as China PR by FIFA, is governed by the Chinese Football Association. The team is colloquially referred to as "Zhōngguó Nǚzú".
An official music video of the number Let's Get Loud by Jennifer Lopez was filmed live at the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup.
A music video is a short film that integrates a song with imagery, and is produced for promotional or artistic purposes. Modern music videos are primarily made and used as a marketing device intended to promote the sale of music recordings. There are also cases where songs are used in tie-in marketing campaigns that allow them to become more than just a song. Tie-ins and merchandising can be used for toys or for food or other products. Although the origins of the music video date back to musical short films that first appeared in the 1920s, they again came into prominence in the 1980s when the channel MTV based their format around the medium. Prior to the 1980s, these kinds of videos were described by various terms including "illustrated song", "filmed insert", "promotional (promo) film", "promotional clip", "promotional video", "song video", "song clip" or "film clip".
"Let's Get Loud" is a song recorded by American singer Jennifer Lopez for her debut studio album On the 6 (1999). Originally written by the song's co-writer Gloria Estefan for herself, she felt as if the song was too similar to her previous material and passed it onto Lopez. Estefan, who co-wrote the song alongside Kike Santander, stated that Lopez would have "more fun with it" and would put "a new spin" on it. "Let's Get Loud" is sometimes regarded as Lopez's signature song. Estefan eventually released her own version of the song in 2011 as a bonus track on the deluxe Target edition of her album Miss Little Havana.
Jennifer Lynn Lopez is an American singer, actress, dancer and producer. In 1991, Lopez began appearing as a Fly Girl dancer on In Living Color, where she remained a regular until she decided to pursue an acting career in 1993. For her first leading role in the 1997 Selena biopic of the same name, Lopez received a Golden Globe nomination and became the first Latin actress to earn over US$1 million for a film. She went on to star in Anaconda (1997) and Out of Sight (1998), later establishing herself as the highest-paid Latin actress in Hollywood.
On 31 May 1996, the FIFA Executive Committee awarded as the tournament to the United States.They became the second country to host both men's and women's World Cup, having hosted the men's less than two years before the selection.
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.
The 1994 FIFA World Cup was the 15th FIFA World Cup, held in nine cities across the United States from 17 June to 17 July 1994. The United States was chosen as the host by FIFA on 4 July 1988. Despite the host nation's lack of soccer tradition, the tournament was the most financially successful in World Cup history; aided by the high-capacity stadiums in the United States, it broke the World Cup average attendance record with more than 69,000 spectators per game, a mark that still stands. The total attendance of nearly 3.6 million for the final tournament remains the highest in World Cup history, despite the expansion of the competition from 24 to 32 teams, which was first introduced at the 1998 World Cup and is the current format.
| Rose Bowl |
Location: Pasadena (Los Angeles), California
| Jack Kent Cooke Stadium |
Location: Landover, Maryland (Washington, D.C.)
| Giants Stadium |
Location: East Rutherford, New Jersey (New York City)
| Stanford Stadium |
Location: Stanford (San Francisco), California
| Soldier Field |
| Foxboro Stadium |
Location: Foxborough (Boston), Massachusetts
| Spartan Stadium |
Location: San Jose, California
| Civic Stadium |
Location: Portland, Oregon
16 teams participated in the final tournament. The teams were:
The Confederation of African Football or CAF is the administrative and controlling body for African association football.
The Nigeria national women's football team, nicknamed the Super Falcons, is the national team of Nigeria and is controlled by the Nigeria Football Federation. They won the first seven African championships and through their first twenty years lost only five games to African competition: December 12, 2002 to Ghana in Warri, June 3, 2007 at Algeria, August 12, 2007 to Ghana in an Olympic qualifier, November 25, 2008 at Equatorial Guinea in the semis of the 2008 Women's African Football Championship and May 2011 at Ghana in an All Africa Games qualification match.
The Ghana women's national football team is the national team of Ghana and is controlled by the Ghana Football Association. They are nicknamed the Black Queens.
The Union of European Football Associations is the administrative body for association football, futsal and beach soccer in Europe, although several member states are primarily or entirely located in Asia. It is one of six continental confederations of world football's governing body FIFA. UEFA consists of 55 national association members.
The Denmark women's national football team represents Denmark in international women's football. The team is controlled by the Danish Football Association (DBU).
The Germany women's national football team is governed by the German Football Association (DFB).
For a list of all squads that played in the final tournament, see 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup squads.
The group draw took place at the Spartan Stadium in San Jose, California on 14 February 1999.
| Denmark ||0–3|
|Report|| Hamm |
| North Korea ||1–2|
| Jo ||Report|| Akide |
| United States ||7–1|
| Chiejine |
|Report|| Okosieme |
| North Korea ||3–1|
| Jin |
|Report|| Johansen |
| Nigeria ||2–0|
| Akide |
| Brazil ||7–1|
| Pretinha |
|Report|| Domínguez |
| Italy ||1–1|
| Panico ||Report|| Wiegmann |
| Brazil ||2–0|
| Sissi ||Report|
| Germany ||6–0|
| Grings |
| Germany ||3–3|
| Prinz |
|Report [ permanent dead link ]|| Kátia |
| Japan ||1–1|
| Otake ||Report|| Burtini |
| Russia ||1–2|
| Komarova ||Report|| Sandaune |
| Norway ||7–1|
| Aarønes |
|Report|| Hooper |
| Japan ||0–5|
|Report|| Savina |
| Canada ||1–4|
| Hooper ||Report|| Grigorieva |
| Sweden ||1–2|
| Bengtsson ||Report|| Jin Y. |
| Australia ||1–1|
| Murray ||Report|| Gyamfua |
| Australia ||1–3|
| Murray ||Report|| Törnqvist |
| China PR ||7–0|
| Sun W. |
| China PR ||3–1|
| Sun W. |
|Report|| Salisbury |
|1 July – Landover|
|4 July – Stanford|
|1 July – Landover|
|10 July – Pasadena|
|30 June – San Jose|
|4 July – Foxboro|
|30 June – San Jose|
|10 July – Pasadena|
| China PR ||2–0|
| Pu W. |
| Norway ||3–1|
| Aarønes |
|Report|| Moström |
| United States ||3–2|
| Milbrett |
|Report|| Chastain |
| United States ||2–0|
| Parlow |
|Report [ permanent dead link ]|
| Norway ||0–0 [A]|
|Report [ permanent dead link ]|
| Riise |
A No extra time was played.
The following awards were given for the tournament:
|Golden Ball||Silver Ball||Bronze Ball|
|Golden Shoe||Silver Shoe||Bronze Shoe|
|7 goals||7 goals||4 goals|
|FIFA Fair Play Award|
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.
|Eliminated in the quarter-finals|
|Eliminated at the group stage|
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