2003 FIFA Women's World Cup Final

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2003 FIFA Women's World Cup Final
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Event 2003 FIFA Women's World Cup
After extra time
Date12 October 2003 (2003-10-12)
Venue Home Depot Center, Carson
Referee Cristina Babadac (Romania)

The final of the 2003 FIFA Women's World Cup was played between Germany and Sweden. [1] The match took place in The Home Depot Center, now known as StubHub Center, in Carson, California, on 12 October 2003. Germany won, 2–1, after extra time. [2]

2003 FIFA Womens World Cup 2003 edition of the FIFA Womens World Cup

The 2003 FIFA Women's World Cup, the fourth edition of the FIFA Women's World Cup, was held in the United States and won by Germany. They won their first women's world title and became the first country to win both men's and women's World Cup. The men's team had won the World Cup three times at the time.

Germany womens national football team womens national association football team representing Germany

The Germany women's national football team is governed by the German Football Association (DFB).

Sweden women's national football team won the European Competition for Women's Football in 1984, one World Cup-silver (2003), as well as three European Championship-silvers. The team has participated in six Olympic Games, seven World Cups, as well as nine European Championships. Sweden won the bronze medal at the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup.


Route to the final

OpponentResult Group stage OpponentResult
Flag of Canada.svg  Canada 4-1Match 1Flag of the United States.svg  United States 1-3
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 3-0Match 2Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea 1-0
Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 6-1Match 3Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 3-0
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 93300132+11
Flag of Canada.svg  Canada 6320175+2
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 3310276+1
Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 03003115−14
Final standings
Flag of the United States.svg  United States 93300111+10
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 6320153+2
Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea 3310234-1
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 03003011−11
OpponentResult Knockout stage OpponentResult
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 7–1 Quarterfinals Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 2–1
Flag of the United States.svg  United States 3–0 Semifinals Flag of Canada.svg  Canada 2–1



Germany  Flag of Germany.svg2–1 (a.e.t.)Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
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The Home Depot Center, Carson
Attendance: 26,137
Referee: Cristina Babadac (Romania)
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Germany [3]
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Sweden [3]
GK1 Silke Rottenberg
RB2 Kerstin Stegemann
CB17 Ariane Hingst
CB13 Sandra Minnert
LB19 Stefanie Gottschlich
RM18 Kerstin Garefrekes Sub off.svg 76'
CM10 Bettina Wiegmann (c)
CM6 Renate Lingor
LM7 Pia Wunderlich Sub off.svg 88'
SS14 Maren Meinert
CF9 Birgit Prinz
FW11 Martina Müller Sub on.svg 76'
DF4 Nia Künzer Sub on.svg 88'
Tina Theune-Meyer
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GK1 Caroline Jönsson
RB4 Hanna Marklund
CB2 Karolina Westberg
CB3 Jane Törnqvist
LB7 Sara Larsson Sub off.svg 76'
RM9 Malin Andersson Sub off.svg 53'
CM6 Malin Moström (c)
CM18 Frida Östberg
LM17 Anna Sjöström Sub off.svg 53'
CF10 Hanna Ljungberg
CF11 Victoria Svensson
MF14 Linda Fagerström Sub on.svg 53'
MF15 Therese Sjögran Sub on.svg 53'
DF5 Kristin Bengtsson Sub on.svg 76'
Marika Domanski-Lyfors

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Polish Football Association sports governing body

The Polish Football Association is the governing body of association football in Poland. It organizes the Polish football leagues, the Polish Cup and the Polish national football team. It is based in the Polish capital of Warsaw.

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