2007 Nián nǚzǐ shìjièbēi zúqiú sài
|Teams||16 (from 6 confederations)|
|Venue(s)||5 (in 5 host cities)|
|Goals scored||111 (3.47 per match)|
|Attendance||1,156,955 (36,155 per match)|
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.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.
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.
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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.
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The venues selected to host the competition were:
|Tianjin Olympic Centre Stadium|
|Yellow Dragon Sports Center||Chengdu Sports Centre||Hongkou Stadium|
|Capacity: 51,000||Capacity: 40,000||Capacity: 33,000|
The group draw took place on 22 April 2007 in Wuhan after the completion of the qualifying rounds.
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.The FIFA Women's World Ranking for March 2007 was used to determine the teams to occupy the other seeded positions, B1 and C1. United States were ranked first, Germany second and Norway third, so the United States and Norway were also seeded.
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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 deathsince 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, 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.
All times are local (UTC+8).
Teams are ranked on the following criteria:
| Germany ||11–0|
| Behringer |
| England ||2–2|
| K. Smith ||Report|| Miyama |
| Argentina ||0–1|
|Report|| Nagasato |
| Germany ||0–0|
| Argentina ||1–6|
| González ||Report|| González |
The four teams were also paired in the same group in 2003.
| United States ||2–2|
| Wambach |
|Report|| Kil Son-Hui |
| Sweden ||1–1|
| Svensson ||Report|| Uwak |
| United States ||2–0|
| Wambach ||Report|
| North Korea ||2–0|
| Kim Kyong-Hwa |
| North Korea ||1–2|
| Ri Un Suk ||Report|| Schelin |
| Australia ||4–1|
| Walsh |
|Report|| Amankwa |
| Norway ||2–1|
| R. Gulbrandsen |
|Report|| Chapman |
| Canada ||4–0|
| Sinclair |
| Norway ||1–1|
| R. Gulbrandsen ||Report|| De Vanna |
| Norway ||7–2|
| Storløkken |
|Report|| Bayor |
| Brazil ||5–0|
| Daniela |
| China PR ||3–2|
| Li Jie |
|Report|| Nielsen |
| Denmark ||2–0|
| Pedersen |
| China PR ||0–4|
|Report|| Marta |
| China PR ||2–0|
| Li Jie |
|22 September — Wuhan|
|26 September — Tianjin|
|23 September — Wuhan|
|30 September — Shanghai|
|22 September — Tianjin|
|27 September — Hangzhou|
|23 September — Tianjin|
|30 September — Shanghai|
All times are local (UTC+8).
| Germany ||3–0|
| Garefrekes |
| United States ||3–0|
| Wambach |
| Norway ||1–0|
| Herlovsen ||Report|
(All times UTC+8)
| Germany ||3–0|
| Rønning |
The following awards were given for the tournament:
|Golden Ball||Silver Ball||Bronze Ball|
|Golden Shoe||Silver Shoe||Bronze Shoe|
|7 goals||6 goals||6 goals|
|FIFA Fair Play Award|
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 ]
|Goalscorers sorted by number of goals (high-low) and team (alphabetically)|
Source[ citation needed ]
|Eliminated in the quarter-finals|
|Eliminated at the group stage|
Table source[ citation needed ]
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.
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):
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