2007 FIFA Women's World Cup

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2007 FIFA Women's World Cup
2007年女子世界杯足球赛
2007 Nián nǚzǐ shìjièbēi zúqiú sài
2007 FIFA Women's World Cup.svg
Tournament details
Host countryChina
Dates10–30 September
Teams16 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)5 (in 5 host cities)
Final positions
ChampionsFlag of Germany.svg  Germany (2nd title)
Runners-upFlag of Brazil.svg  Brazil
Third placeFlag of the United States.svg  United States
Fourth placeFlag of Norway.svg  Norway
Tournament statistics
Matches played32
Goals scored111 (3.47 per match)
Attendance1,156,955 (36,155 per match)
Top scorer(s) Flag of Brazil.svg Marta (7 goals)
Best player(s) Flag of Brazil.svg Marta
Best goalkeeper Flag of Germany.svg Nadine Angerer
2003
2011

The 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup, the fifth edition of the FIFA Women's World Cup, was an international association football competition for women held in China from 10 to 30 September 2007. [1] Originally, China was to host the 2003 edition, but the outbreak of SARS in that country forced that event to be moved to the United States. FIFA immediately granted the 2007 event to China, which meant that no new host nation was chosen competitively until the voting was held for the 2011 Women's World Cup.

FIFA Womens World Cup international association football competition

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.

Association football team field sport

Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played with a spherical ball between two teams of eleven players. It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries and dependencies, making it the world's most popular sport. The game is played on a rectangular field called a pitch with a goal at each end. The object of the game is to score by moving the ball beyond the goal line into the opposing goal.

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.

Contents

The tournament opened with a record-breaking match in Shanghai, as Germany beat Argentina 11–0 to register the biggest win and the highest scoring match in Women's World Cup history. The tournament ended with Germany defeating Brazil 2–0 in the final, having never surrendered a goal in the entire tournament. The Germans became the first national team in FIFA Women's World Cup history to retain their title.

Shanghai Municipality in Peoples Republic of China

Shanghai is one of the four municipalities under the direct administration of the central government of the People's Republic of China, the largest city in China by population, and the second most populous city proper in the world, with a population of 24.18 million as of 2017. It is a global financial centre and transport hub, with the world's busiest container port. Located in the Yangtze River Delta, it sits on the south edge of the estuary of the Yangtze in the middle portion of the East China coast. The municipality borders the provinces of Jiangsu and Zhejiang to the north, south and west, and is bounded to the east by the East China Sea.

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).

The Argentina women's national football team represents Argentina in international women's football. Since there is no professional league in Argentina, almost all its members were amateur players until 1991.

Teams

Africa (CAF)
Asia (AFC)
China womens national football team womens national association football team representing the Peoples Republic of China

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".

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.

North Korea womens national football team womens national football team representing North Korea

The North Korea women's national football team represents North Korea in international women's football. North Korea won the AFC Women's Asian Cup in 2001, 2003, and 2008.

North America, Central America & Caribbean (CONCACAF)
Europe (UEFA)
Oceania (OFC)
South America (CONMEBOL)

Venues

The venues selected to host the competition were: [2]

Tianjin
2007 FIFA Women's World Cup (China)
Tianjin Olympic Centre Stadium
Capacity: 60,000
Tianjin Olympic Center Stadium.jpg
Wuhan
Wuhan Stadium
Capacity: 55,000
(No image)
Hangzhou Chengdu Shanghai
Yellow Dragon Sports Center Chengdu Sports Centre Hongkou Stadium
Capacity: 51,000Capacity: 40,000Capacity: 33,000
Hangzhou-yellow-dragon-stad.jpg Chengdu Sports Center.JPG Hongkou Stadium in Shanghai.jpg

Squads

Referees

Draw

The group draw took place on 22 April 2007 in Wuhan after the completion of the qualifying rounds. [3]

Wuhan Prefecture-level & Sub-provincial city in Hubei, Peoples Republic of China

Wuhan is the capital of Hubei province, People's Republic of China. It's the most populous city in Central China, and one of the nine National Central Cities of China. It lies in the eastern Jianghan Plain on the middle reaches of the Yangtze River's intersection with the Han river. Arising out of the conglomeration of three cities, Wuchang, Hankou, and Hanyang, Wuhan is known as 'China's Thoroughfare'; it is a major transportation hub, with dozens of railways, roads and expressways passing through the city and connecting to other major cities. Because of its key role in domestic transportation, Wuhan is sometimes referred to as "the Chicago of China" by foreign sources.

FIFA automatically seeded the host and defending champions, slotting China and Germany into Group D and Group A, respectively. [4] The FIFA Women's World Ranking for March 2007 was used to determine the teams to occupy the other seeded positions, B1 and C1. [5] United States were ranked first, Germany second and Norway third, [6] so the United States and Norway were also seeded.

United States womens national soccer team womens national association football team representing the United States

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 Cup wins, 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.

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.

Also, no two teams from the same confederation could draw each other, except for those from UEFA, where a maximum of two teams from UEFA could be drawn into the same group. Group B quickly became dubbed the group of death [7] since three of the top five teams in the world were drawn in this group — the USA (1st), Sweden (3rd) and Korea DPR (5th), according to the June 2007 FIFA Women's World Rankings, the last to be released before the tournament. The same four teams were drawn together in Group A in the 2003 FIFA Women's World Cup, [7] on that occasion the USA and Sweden progressed to the knockout stages. Also in 2015 The United States and Sweden would meet in the group of death again. This time it was with Nigeria and Australia as group mates.

Group stage

Participating countries and their results FIFA Womens World Cup 2007.png
Participating countries and their results

All times are local (UTC+8).

Tiebreakers

Teams are ranked on the following criteria:

  1. Greater number of points in all group matches
  2. Goal difference in all group matches
  3. Greater number of goals scored in all group matches
  4. Greatest number of points in matches between teams
  5. Goal difference in matches between teams
  6. Greatest number of goals scored in matches between teams
  7. Fair play criteria based on red and yellow cards received
  8. Drawing of lots by the FIFA Organising Committee

Group A

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts
1Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 3210130+137
2Flag of England.svg  England 312083+55
3Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 311134−14
4Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 3003118−170
Germany  Flag of Germany.svg11–0Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina
Behringer Soccerball shade.svg 12', 24'
Garefrekes Soccerball shade.svg 17'
Prinz Soccerball shade.svg 29', 45+1', 59'
Lingor Soccerball shade.svg 51', 90+1'
Smisek Soccerball shade.svg 57', 70', 79'
Report
Hongkou Stadium, Shanghai
Attendance: 28,098
Referee: Tammy Ogston (Australia)
England  Flag of England.svg2–2Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
K. Smith Soccerball shade.svg 81', 83' Report Miyama Soccerball shade.svg 55', 90+5'
Hongkou Stadium, Shanghai
Attendance: 27,146
Referee: Kari Seitz (United States)
Argentina  Flag of Argentina.svg0–1Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
Report Nagasato Soccerball shade.svg 90+1'
Germany  Flag of Germany.svg0–0Flag of England.svg  England
Report
Hongkou Stadium, Shanghai
Attendance: 27,730
Referee: Jenny Palmqvist (Sweden)
Argentina  Flag of Argentina.svg1–6Flag of England.svg  England
González Soccerball shade.svg 60' Report González Soccerball shade.svg 9' (o.g.)
J. Scott Soccerball shade.svg 10'
Williams Soccerball shade.svg 50' (pen.)
K. Smith Soccerball shade.svg 64', 77'
Exley Soccerball shade.svg 90' (pen.)
Chengdu Sports Center
Attendance: 30,730
Referee: Dianne Ferreira-James (Guyana)
Japan  Flag of Japan.svg0–2Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
Report Prinz Soccerball shade.svg 21'
Lingor Soccerball shade.svg 87' (pen.)
Yellow Dragon Stadium, Hangzhou
Attendance: 39,817
Referee: Adriana Correa (Colombia)

Group B

The four teams were also paired in the same group in 2003.

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts
1Flag of the United States.svg  United States 321052+37
2Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea 311154+14
3Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 311134−14
4Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 301214−31
United States  Flag of the United States.svg2–2Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea
Wambach Soccerball shade.svg 50'
O'Reilly Soccerball shade.svg 69'
Report Kil Son-Hui Soccerball shade.svg 58'
Kim Yong-Ae Soccerball shade.svg 60'
Sweden  Flag of Sweden.svg1–1Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria
Svensson Soccerball shade.svg 50' Report Uwak Soccerball shade.svg 82'
Chengdu Sports Center, Chengdu
Attendance: 21,740
Referee: Niu Huijun (China)
United States  Flag of the United States.svg2–0Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
Wambach Soccerball shade.svg 34' (pen.), 58' Report
Chengdu Sports Center, Chengdu
Attendance: 35,600
Referee: Gyöngyi Gaál (Hungary)
North Korea  Flag of North Korea.svg2–0Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria
Kim Kyong-Hwa Soccerball shade.svg 17'
Ri Kum-Suk Soccerball shade.svg 21'
Report
Chengdu Sports Center, Chengdu
Attendance: 35,600
Referee: Tammy Ogston (Australia)
North Korea  Flag of North Korea.svg1–2Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
Ri Un Suk Soccerball shade.svg 22' Report Schelin Soccerball shade.svg 4', 54'
Nigeria  Flag of Nigeria.svg0–1Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Report Chalupny Soccerball shade.svg 1'
Hongkou Stadium
Attendance: 26,100
Referee: Mayumi Oiwa (Japan)

Group C

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts
1Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 3210104+67
2Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 312074+35
3Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 311174+34
4Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana 3003315−120
Australia  Flag of Australia (converted).svg4–1Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana
Walsh Soccerball shade.svg 15'
De Vanna Soccerball shade.svg 57', 81'
Garriock Soccerball shade.svg 69'
Report Amankwa Soccerball shade.svg 70'
Yellow Dragon Stadium, Hangzhou
Attendance: 30,752
Referee: Adriana Correa (Colombia)
Norway  Flag of Norway.svg2–1Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
R. Gulbrandsen Soccerball shade.svg 52'
Horpestad Soccerball shade.svg 81'
Report Chapman Soccerball shade.svg 33'
Yellow Dragon Stadium, Hangzhou
Attendance: 30,752
Referee: Christine Beck (Germany)
Canada  Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg4–0Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana
Sinclair Soccerball shade.svg 16', 62'
Schmidt Soccerball shade.svg 55'
Franko Soccerball shade.svg 77'
Report
Norway  Flag of Norway.svg1–1Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
R. Gulbrandsen Soccerball shade.svg 5' Report De Vanna Soccerball shade.svg 83'
Yellow Dragon Stadium, Hangzhou
Attendance: 33,835
Referee: Niu Huijun (China)
Norway  Flag of Norway.svg7–2Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana
Storløkken Soccerball shade.svg 4'
R. Gulbrandsen Soccerball shade.svg 39', 59', 62'
Horpestad Soccerball shade.svg 45' (pen.)
Herlovsen Soccerball shade.svg 56'
Klaveness Soccerball shade.svg 69'
Report Bayor Soccerball shade.svg 73'
Okoe Soccerball shade.svg 80' (pen.)
Yellow Dragon Stadium, Hangzhou
Attendance: 43,817
Referee: Jennifer Bennet (United States)
Australia  Flag of Australia (converted).svg2–2Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
McCallum Soccerball shade.svg 53'
Salisbury Soccerball shade.svg 90+2'
Report Tancredi Soccerball shade.svg 1'
Sinclair Soccerball shade.svg 85'
Chengdu Sports Center, Chengdu
Attendance: 29,300
Referee: Gyöngyi Gaál (Hungary)

Group D

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts
1Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 3300100+109
2Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR (H)320156−16
3Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 31024403
4Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 300309−90

(H): Host.

Brazil  Flag of Brazil.svg5–0Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand
Daniela Soccerball shade.svg 10'
Cristiane Soccerball shade.svg 54'
Marta Soccerball shade.svg 74', 90+3'
Renata Costa Soccerball shade.svg 86'
Report
Wuhan Stadium
Attendance: 33,500
Referee: Pannipar Kamnueng (Thailand)
China PR  Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg3–2Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
Li Jie Soccerball shade.svg 31'
Bi Yan Soccerball shade.svg 50'
Song Xiaoli Soccerball shade.svg 88'
Report Nielsen Soccerball shade.svg 51'
Paaske Soccerball shade.svg 87'
Wuhan Stadium
Attendance: 50,800
Referee: Dianne Ferreira-James (Guyana)
Denmark  Flag of Denmark.svg2–0Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand
Pedersen Soccerball shade.svg 61'
Paaske Soccerball shade.svg 66'
Report
Wuhan Stadium
Attendance: 54,000
Referee: Mayumi Oiwa (Japan)
China PR  Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg0–4Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil
Report Marta Soccerball shade.svg 42', 70'
Cristiane Soccerball shade.svg 47', 48'
Wuhan Stadium
Attendance: 54,000
Referee: Jennifer Bennett (United States)
China PR  Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg2–0Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand
Li Jie Soccerball shade.svg 57'
Xie Caixia Soccerball shade.svg 79'
Report
Brazil  Flag of Brazil.svg1–0Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
Pretinha Soccerball shade.svg 90+1' Report
Yellow Dragon Stadium, Hangzhou
Attendance: 43,817
Referee: Kari Seitz (United States)

Knockout stage

Bracket

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
22 September — Wuhan
 
 
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 3
 
26 September — Tianjin
 
Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea 0
 
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 3
 
23 September — Wuhan
 
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 0
 
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 1
 
30 September — Shanghai
 
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR 0
 
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 2
 
22 September — Tianjin
 
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 0
 
Flag of the United States.svg  United States 3
 
27 September — Hangzhou
 
Flag of England.svg  England 0
 
Flag of the United States.svg  United States 0
 
23 September — Tianjin
 
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 4Third place
 
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 3
 
30 September — Shanghai
 
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 2
 
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 1
 
 
Flag of the United States.svg  United States 4
 

All times are local (UTC+8).

Quarter-finals

Germany  Flag of Germany.svg3–0Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea
Garefrekes Soccerball shade.svg 44'
Lingor Soccerball shade.svg 67'
Krahn Soccerball shade.svg 72'
Report
Wuhan Stadium
Attendance: 37,200
Referee: Tammy Ogston (Australia)

United States  Flag of the United States.svg3–0Flag of England.svg  England
Wambach Soccerball shade.svg 48'
Boxx Soccerball shade.svg 57'
Lilly Soccerball shade.svg 60'
Report
Tianjin Olympic Centre Stadium
Attendance: 29,586
Referee: Jenny Palmqvist (Sweden)

Norway  Flag of Norway.svg1–0Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR
Herlovsen Soccerball shade.svg 32' Report
Wuhan Stadium
Attendance: 52,000
Referee: Gyöngyi Gaál (Hungary)

Brazil  Flag of Brazil.svg3–2Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
Formiga Soccerball shade.svg 4'
Marta Soccerball shade.svg 23' (pen.)
Cristiane Soccerball shade.svg 75'
Report De Vanna Soccerball shade.svg 36'
Colthorpe Soccerball shade.svg 68'

Semi-finals

(All times UTC+8)

Germany  Flag of Germany.svg3–0Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
Rønning Soccerball shade.svg 42' (o.g.)
Stegemann Soccerball shade.svg 72'
Müller Soccerball shade.svg 75'
Report

United States  Flag of the United States.svg0–4Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil
Report Osborne Soccerball shade.svg 20' (o.g.)
Marta Soccerball shade.svg 27', 79'
Cristiane Soccerball shade.svg 56'

Third place play-off

Norway  Flag of Norway.svg1–4Flag of the United States.svg  United States
R. Gulbrandsen Soccerball shade.svg 63' Report Wambach Soccerball shade.svg 30', 46'
Chalupny Soccerball shade.svg 58'
O'Reilly Soccerball shade.svg 59'
Hongkou Stadium
Attendance: 32,068
Referee: Gyöngyi Gaál (Hungary)

Final

Germany  Flag of Germany.svg2–0Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil
Prinz Soccerball shade.svg 52'
Laudehr Soccerball shade.svg 86'
Report [ permanent dead link ]
Hongkou Stadium
Attendance: 31,000
Referee: Tammy Ogston (Australia)

Awards

The following awards were given for the tournament: [13]

Golden BallSilver BallBronze Ball
Flag of Brazil.svg Marta Flag of Germany.svg Birgit Prinz Flag of Brazil.svg Cristiane
Golden ShoeSilver ShoeBronze Shoe
Flag of Brazil.svg Marta Flag of the United States.svg Abby Wambach Flag of Norway.svg Ragnhild Gulbrandsen
7 goals6 goals6 goals
FIFA Fair Play Award
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway

All-Star Team

GoalkeepersDefendersMidfieldersForwards

Flag of Germany.svg Nadine Angerer
Flag of Norway.svg Bente Nordby

Flag of Germany.svg Ariane Hingst
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Li Jie
Flag of Norway.svg Ane Stangeland Horpestad
Flag of Germany.svg Kerstin Stegemann

Flag of Brazil.svg Daniela
Flag of Brazil.svg Formiga
Flag of England.svg Kelly Smith
Flag of Germany.svg Renate Lingor
Flag of Norway.svg Ingvild Stensland
Flag of the United States.svg Kristine Lilly

Flag of Australia (converted).svg Lisa De Vanna
Flag of Brazil.svg Marta
Flag of Brazil.svg Cristiane
Flag of Germany.svg Birgit Prinz

Goalscorers

Marta of Brazil won the Golden Shoe award for scoring seven goals. In total, 111 goals were scored by 64 different players, with three of them credited as own goals.[ citation needed ]

Tournament ranking

RankTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts
1Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 6510210+2116
2Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 6501174+1315
3Flag of the United States.svg  United States 6411127+513
4Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 63121211+110
Eliminated in the quarter-finals
5Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR 420257–26
6Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 412197+25
7Flag of England.svg  England 412186+25
8Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea 411257–24
Eliminated at the group stage
9Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 311174+34
10Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 311134–14
10Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 311134–14
12Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 31024403
13Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 301214–31
14Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 300309–90
15Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana 3003315–120
16Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 3003118–170

Table source[ citation needed ]

Coverage

Numerous TV stations across the world provide coverage of the tournament. One notable example is the Chinese-language channel CCTV-5 which is available as a free internet feed through TVUnetworks.

Monetary rewards

For the first time in FIFA Women's World Cup history, all teams received monetary bonuses according to the round they reached (all in USD): [14]

Other rewards

UEFA used the FIFA Women's World Cup as its qualifying tournament for the 2008 Olympic women's tournament. The best three performing UEFA teams will qualify for the Olympics. Originally it was thought that, should England make the top three European teams, they would compete under the United Kingdom banner. However, on 6 September 2007, FIFA issued a press release indicating that England are ineligible to participate in the 2008 Olympics as England does not have its own Olympic Committee. [15] For the determination of the ranking only first through fourth place, quarterfinal elimination or group phase elimination count. If there is a need to make a distinction between teams eliminated in the quarterfinal or between teams eliminated in the group phase these teams will meet in a play-off match. In no case will the points or goals (difference) count for teams eliminated before the semi-final.

Germany and Norway qualified for the Olympics at the World Cup, whereas Denmark and Sweden had to enter a play-off for the third Olympics spot. Sweden won both legs of the playoffs with a total of 7−3 on aggregate to qualify for the Olympics.

References and notes

  1. Emblem for World Cup 2007 Launched, from china.org.cn, retrieved 7 July 2006
  2. Soccer: China Set up LOC for Women's World Cup Archived 21 May 2011 at the Wayback Machine , from Xinhua News Agency, retrieved 25 September 2006
  3. "Wuhan promises Final Draw drama". FIFA.com. 17 January 2003.
  4. FIFA Women's World Cup China 2007 on target. Retrieved on 16 September 2007. [ dead link ]
  5. FIFA Women's World Cup China 2007 on target. Retrieved on 16 September 2007. Archived 1 October 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  6. FIFA Women's World Ranking March 2007 Retrieved on 16 September 2007.
  7. 1 2 Hays, Graham (23 April 2007). "U.S. women face Group of Death scenario again". ESPNsoccernet. Archived from the original on 25 May 2011. Retrieved 17 December 2009.
  8. 1 2 Moved from 18 September Match schedule amended Archived 24 August 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  9. Moved from 19 September in Shanghai due to Typhoon Wipha, Match schedule amended due to typhoon Wipha Archived 21 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  10. Moved from 19 September in Hangzhou due to Typhoon Wipha, Australia-Canada and China-New Zealand moved to 20 Sept Archived 11 October 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  11. Moved from 19 September due to Typhoon Wipha Australia-Canada and China-New Zealand moved to 20 Sept Archived 11 October 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  12. Moved from 19 September due to Typhoon Wipha Match schedule amended due to typhoon Wipha Archived 21 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  13. Awards 2007
  14. FIFA Women's World Cup China 2007 on target. Retrieved on 18 October 2006. Archived 17 October 2006 at the Wayback Machine
  15. "Three European teams will book their spot to Beijing 2008". FIFA Women's World Cup China 2007. FIFA. 6 September 2007. Archived from the original on 1 October 2007. Retrieved 3 October 2007.

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Group A of the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup was one of four groups of nations competing at the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup. The group's first round of matches began on September 10 and its last matches were played on September 17. Most matches were played at the Hongkou Stadium in Shanghai. Defending champions Germany topped the group, joined in the second round by England, the only team Germany failed to beat.

Group 2 of the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup was one of four groups of nations competing at the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup. The group's first round of matches began on September 11 and its last matches were played on September 18. Most matches were played at the Chengdu Sports Center in Chengdu. All 4 teams in this group were drawn to Group A in previous edition, the first time in FIFA tournaments history.

Group 2 of the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup was one of four groups of nations competing at the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup. The group's first round of matches began on September 12 and its last matches were played on September 20. Most matches were played at the Yellow Dragon Stadium in Hangzhou. Norway topped the group, joined in the second round by Australia, the only team Germany failed to beat. Canada surprisingly failed to make the second round.

Group 4 of the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup was one of four groups of nations competing at the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup. The group's first round of matches began on September 12 and its last matches were played on September 20. Most matches were played at the Wuhan Stadium in Wuhan. Emerging power Brazil topped the group with a 100% record, joined in the second round by the host China.

The Knockout Stage of the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup was composed of Brazil, China, Norway, Australia, North Korea, United States, England, and defending champions Germany. All the group winners, Germany, Norway and the United States made it to the Semifinals. Both semi-finals were lob sided victories as Germany beat Norway 3-0 and Brazil shocked the United States 4-0.

Group B of the 2003 FIFA Women's World Cup was one of four groups of nations, consisting of Brazil, France, Norway and South Korea. It began on 20 September and ended on 27 September. Rising power Brazil topped the group, comfortably beating South Korea and Norway by large margins and were denied a 100% record by Marinette Pichon's last minute equalizer against France. Brazil were joined in the second round by Norway, who won their other two games against France and South Korea, both which were making their debut at the World Cup.

The Australia women's national association football team has represented Australia at the FIFA Women's World Cup on six occasions in 1995, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011 and 2015 and have qualified for the 2019 tournament. The team also participated in the 1988 FIFA Women's Invitation Tournament, a precursor to the Women's World Cup.

2016 AFC U-16 Championship

The 2016 AFC U-16 Championship was the 17th edition of the AFC U-16 Championship, the biennial international youth football championship organised by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) for the men's under-16 national teams of Asia. The tournament was held in India, as announced by the AFC on 3 June 2015, and was played between 15 September and 2 October 2016. A total of 16 teams played in the tournament.