FIFA Women's World Cup hosts

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Six countries have been chosen FIFA Women's World Cup hosts in the competition's eight editions from the inaugural tournament in 1991 until the next planned tournament in 2019.

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.

1991 FIFA Womens World Cup 1991 edition of the FIFA Womens World Cup

The 1991 FIFA Women's World Cup was the inaugural FIFA Women's World Cup, the world championship for women's national association football teams. It took place in Guangdong, China from 16 to 30 November 1991. FIFA, football's international governing body selected China as host nation as Guangdong had hosted a prototype world championship three years earlier, the 1988 FIFA Women's Invitation Tournament. Matches were played in the state capital, Guangzhou, as well as in Foshan, Jiangmen and Zhongshan. The competition was sponsored by Mars, Incorporated. With FIFA still reluctant to bestow their "World Cup" brand, the tournament was officially known as the 1st FIFA World Championship for Women's Football for the M&M's Cup.

2019 FIFA Womens World Cup 2019 edition of the FIFA Womens World Cup

The 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup will be the eighth edition of the FIFA Women's World Cup, the quadrennial international football championship contested by the women's national teams of the member associations of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) between 7 June and 7 July 2019. In March 2015, France won the right to host the event; the first time the country will host the tournament, and the third time a European nation will. Matches are planned for nine cities across France. The United States enters the competition as defending champions.

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The decision to hold the first tournament in China was made by FIFA, football's international governing body, after China hosted a prototype world championship three years earlier, the 1988 FIFA Women's Invitation Tournament. The first Women's World Cup was sponsored by Mars, Incorporated. With FIFA still reluctant to bestow their "World Cup" brand, the tournament was officially known as the 1st FIFA World Championship for Women's Football for the M&M's Cup. [1]

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1988 FIFA Womens Invitation Tournament

The 1988 FIFA Women's Invitation Tournament, or International Women's Football Tournament, was an invitational international women's football tournament organized by FIFA in China from 1 to 12 June 1988. The competition was a test to study if a global women's World Cup was feasible following the experience of non-FIFA invitational competitions such as the Mundialito (1984–88) and the Women's World Invitational Tournament (1978–87). The competition was a success and on 30 June FIFA approved the establishment of an official World Cup for 1991, which would also be held in China.

Mars is an American global manufacturer of confectionery, pet food, and other food products and a provider of animal care services, with US$33 billion in annual sales in 2015. It was ranked as the 6th largest privately held company in the United States by Forbes. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, United States, the company is entirely owned by the Mars family. Mars operates in five business segments around the world: Mars Wrigley Confectionary, Petcare, Food, Drinks, and Symbioscience, the company's life sciences division.

Only China and the United States have hosted the event on more than one occasion.

List of hosts

YearHostContinentWinnerResult of the host
1991 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China Asia Flag of the United States.svg  United States Quarter-Final
1995 Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden Europe Flag of Norway.svg  Norway Quarter-Final
1999 Flag of the United States.svg  United States North America Flag of the United States.svg  United States Champions
2003 Flag of the United States.svg  United States North America Flag of Germany.svg  Germany Third Place
2007 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China Asia Flag of Germany.svg  Germany Quarter-final
2011 Flag of Germany.svg  Germany Europe Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Quarter-final
2015 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada North America Flag of the United States.svg  United States Quarter-final
2019 Flag of France.svg  France Europe Cooming Soon¿?
2023 Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Asia

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References

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