Japan women's national football team

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Nickname(s) なでしこジャパン (Nadeshiko Japan)
Association Japan Football Association
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Sub-confederation EAFF (East Asia)
Head coach Asako Takakura
Captain Saki Kumagai
Most caps Homare Sawa (205)
Top scorer Homare Sawa (83)
FIFA code JPN
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First colours
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FIFA ranking
Current 11 Decrease2.svg 4 (12 July 2019) [1]
Highest3 (December 2011)
Lowest14 (July 2003)
First international
Flag of Chinese Taipei (FIFA).svg  Chinese Taipei 1–0 Japan  Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg
(Hong Kong; 7 June 1981)
Biggest win
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan 21–0 Guam  Flag of Guam.svg
(Guangzhou, China; 5 December 1997)
Biggest defeat
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 9–0 Japan  Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg
(Tokyo, Japan; 9 September 1981) [2]
Flag of the United States.svg  United States 9–0 Japan  Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg
(Charlotte, United States; 29 April 1999) [2]
World Cup
Appearances8 (first in 1991 )
Best resultChampions (2011)
Olympic Games
Appearances4 (first in 1996 )
Best resultRunners-up (2012)
Asian Cup
Appearances16 (first in 1977 )
Best resultChampions (2014, 2018)

The Japan women's national football team, or Nadeshiko Japan (なでしこジャパン), represents Japan in women's association football and is run by the Japan Football Association (JFA). It is the most successful women's national team from the Asian Football Confederation. Its highest ranking in the FIFA Women's World Rankings is 3rd, achieved in December 2011. [3]

Yamato nadeshiko Japanese term meaning the "personification of an idealized Japanese woman"

Yamato nadeshiko is a Japanese term meaning the "personification of an idealized Japanese woman", or "the epitome of pure, feminine beauty"; poised, decorous, kind, gentle, graceful, humble, patient, virtuous, respectful, benevolent, honest, charitable, pious, faithful. It is a floral metaphor, combining the words Yamato, an ancient name for Japan, and nadeshiko, a delicate frilled pink carnation called Dianthus superbus, whose kanji translate into English as "caressable child".

Japan Island country in East Asia

Japan is an island country in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies off the eastern coast of the Asian continent and stretches from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and the Philippine Sea in the south.

Womens association football association football when played by women

Women's association football, usually known as women's football or women's soccer, is the most prominent team sport played by women around the globe. It is played at the professional level in numerous countries throughout the world and 176 national teams participate internationally.

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Nadeshiko Japan defeated the United States in the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup Final, thus claiming their first FIFA Women's World Cup title, becoming the first Asian team to do so and only the fourth women's world champions. [4] It won silver medals at the 2012 Summer Olympics and the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, making it the only Asian team to have three combined medals from international championships. [5] It also won gold medals at the 2014 and 2018 AFC Women's Asian Cups, the 2010 and 2018 Asian Games, and the 2008 and 2010 EAFF Women's Football Championships.

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 four Women's World Cup titles, four Olympic gold medals, and eight CONCACAF Gold Cups. It medaled in every 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 United States women's national soccer team recently just won the 2019 World Cup for the 4th time by defeating Netherlands 2-0.

2011 FIFA Womens World Cup Final association football match

The 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup Final was a football match that took place on 17 July 2011 at Commerzbank-Arena, in Frankfurt, Germany, to determine the winner of 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup. It was played between Japan and the United States. Japan won 3-1 on a penalty shoot-out following a 2–2 draw after extended time, becoming the first Asian team to win a FIFA World Cup final.

FIFA Womens World Cup Association football competition for womens national teams

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. Under the tournament's current format, national teams vie for 23 slots in a three-year qualification phase. The host nation's team is automatically entered as the 24th slot. The tournament proper, alternatively called the World Cup Finals, is contested at venues within the host nation(s) over a period of about one month.

History

70s and 80s

During the 1970s, the number of women football players and teams increased in Japan, and teams made up regional leagues in various parts of Japan. In 1977, the Japan team participated its first international tournament, 1977 AFC Women's Championship. But, this Japan team was not a national team, Japan Football Association dispatched club team, FC Jinnan as a Japan team. In 1980, "All-Japan Women's Football Championship" was held. In 1981, Japan Football Association formed first national team for 1981 AFC Women's Championship [6] and Seiki Ichihara managed as first Japan national team manager. [2] The first match against Chinese Taipei on June 7 at this tournament is the first match for Japan national team history. [2] In 1984, national team was formed for the first time in three years for a China expedition, and Takao Orii managed national team. [2]

The Asian Football Confederation's 1977 AFC Women's Championship was the second AFC Women's Championship. It was held from 2 to 11 August 1977 in Taipei, Republic of China. The tournament was won by the Republic of China for the first time, who defeated Thailand in the final.

Japan Football Association sports governing body

The Japan Football Association or Japan FA is the governing body responsible for the administration of football in Japan. It is responsible for the national team as well as club competitions.

Nissan FC Ladies was a women's football team which played in Division 1 of Japan's Nadeshiko League. It founded the league back in 1989. The club was disbanded in 1994.

In January 1986, Ryohei Suzuki became first full-time manager for national team. In December, Japan won the 2nd place at 1986 AFC Women's Championship. In 1989, the "Japan Women's Football League" (abbreviated to "L. League") was established, and the women’s national team qualified for the "1991 FIFA Women's World Cup" in China.

Ryohei Suzuki is a former Japanese football player and manager. He managed Japan women's national team.

The Asian Football Confederation's 1986 AFC Women's Championship was held in December 1986 in Hong Kong. The tournament was won for the first time by China in the final against Japan.

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.

Verge of decline

Japan women's national football team attended various championship tournaments such as the 1996 Summer Olympics and the 1995 FIFA Women's World Cup which had made the national team and the L.League very popular. However, in 1999, Japan failed to qualify for the 2000 Summer Olympics, and this helped to cause with economic stagnation (Lost Decade) the withdrawal of a series of teams from the L. League. Japanese women’s football was on the verge of decline.

1996 Summer Olympics Games of the XXVI Olympiad, in Atlanta

The 1996 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXVI Olympiad, commonly known as Atlanta 1996, and also referred to as the Centennial Olympic Games, were an international multi-sport event that was held from July 19 to August 4, 1996, in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. These Games, which were the fourth Summer Olympics to be hosted by the United States, marked the centennial of the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens—the inaugural edition of the modern Olympic Games. They were also the first since 1924 to be held in a different year from a Winter Olympics, under a new IOC practice implemented in 1994 to hold the Summer and Winter Games in alternating, even-numbered years.

1995 FIFA Womens World Cup 1995 edition of the FIFA Womens World Cup

The 1995 FIFA Women's World Cup, the second edition of the FIFA Women's World Cup, was held in Sweden and won by Norway. The tournament featured 12 women's national teams from six continental confederations. The 12 teams were drawn into three groups of four and each group played a round-robin tournament. At the end of the group stage, the top two teams and two best third-ranked teams advanced to the knockout stage, beginning with the quarter-finals and culminating with the final at Råsunda Stadium on 18 June 1995.

2000 Summer Olympics Games of the XXVII Olympiad, held in Sydney in 2000

The 2000 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXVII Olympiad and commonly known as Sydney 2000 or the Millennium Olympic Games/Games of the New Millennium, were an international multi-sport event which was held between 15 September and 1 October 2000 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It was the second time that the Summer Olympics were held in Australia, and also the Southern Hemisphere, the first being in Melbourne, Victoria, in 1956.

Regeneration

In August 2002, the Japan Football Association appointed Eiji Ueda, who had been coach for the Macau national football team, as the new head coach. Officials expected a revitalization of women's football and planned a team reorganization, aiming for the 2004 Summer Olympics. The team at first went through a losing streak, but Ueda gradually improved the team, and it eventually gained wide support in Japan. In particular, a game against Korea DPR, which decided who would participate in the 2004 Olympics, not only made fans rush to the National Stadium but also was widely watched on TV.

Eiji Ueda Japanese footballer

Eiji Ueda is a former Japanese football player and manager. He managed the Japan women's national team.

Macau national football team national association football team

The Macau national football team represents the Chinese special administrative region of Macau in international association football. The team is supervised by the Macau Football Association. The Macau football team has a ranking that is one of the lowest among the FIFA members. Although usually known as simply Macau, the EAFF refers to the team as Macau, China.

2004 Summer Olympics Games of the XXVIII Olympiad, held in Athens in 2004

The 2004 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad and commonly known as Athens 2004, was a premier international multi-sport event held in Athens, Greece, from 13 to 29 August 2004 with the motto Welcome Home.

Following the increase in public interest in women's football in Japan, the JFA organized a public contest to select a nickname for the team. "Nadeshiko Japan" was chosen from among about 2,700 entries and was announced on 7 July 2004. "Nadeshiko", a kind of dianthus, comes from the phrase "Yamato Nadeshiko" (大和撫子, "ideal Japanese woman").

2003 and 2007 World Cup

Japan was dropped with Germany, Canada and Argentina during 2003 FIFA Women's World Cup. Beginning by a 6–0 thrash to newcomer Argentina, but later Japan fell on 0–3 loss to later champion Germany, and 1–3 to Canada, who later won 4th place.

Again, in 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup held in China, they again faced Germany, Argentina and England. They started with a 2–2 draw over England, before beating Argentina 1–0 after 90'. But a 0–2 loss over reigning champion Germany again eliminated Japan from the group stage. Japan's disappointing campaign through two decisive Women's World Cup would not have expected to lead to a 2011 triumph.

Golden Period

2011 World Cup

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The Japan team thanking fans for their support for the humanitarian response to the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami after their World Cup win

Japan qualified for the finals by finishing third in the 2010 AFC Women's Asian Cup. After finishing second in their group behind England, Japan beat two-time defending champion and host nation Germany 1–0 in the quarterfinals, before easily defeating Sweden 3–1 to reach the final.

After the final game finished 2–2 after extra time, Japan beat the United States 3–1 in a penalty shootout, becoming the first Asian team to win the FIFA Women's World Cup, and the first Asian team to win a senior FIFA title. [9] [10] It came right after men's team won the 2011 AFC Asian Cup, marked their most successful year in Japanese football.

2012 Summer Olympics

Japan qualified for the 2012 Summer Olympics by finishing first in the Asian qualifier in September 2011, only 6 weeks after winning the Women's World Cup. At the Olympics, after finishing second in their group behind Sweden, Nadeshiko Japan defeated Brazil 2–0 in the quarterfinals, followed by a 2–1 victory over France, whom Nadeshiko had lost to in a friendly match right before the Olympics, to reach the final.

In a rematch of the World Cup final, Japan was defeated in the Olympic final by a score of 1–2 against the United States, allowing two goals to Carli Lloyd in the 8th and 54th minutes. Yūki Ōgimi scored the lone goal for Japan. [11]

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Nadeshiko, 2013

2014 Asian Cup

Despite having won a FIFA Women's World Cup in 2011, Japan entered the 2014 Asian Cup having never previously won the tournament. They were drawn with Asia's Queen Australia, host Vietnam and newcomer Jordan.[ citation needed ] Their first match in the group stage of the tournament resulted in a 2–2 draw against the defending champion Australia. [12] Also in the group stage, Japan upset host Vietnam by a 4–0 win before defeating Jordan with a 7–0 win to finish first with a higher goal difference.[ citation needed ]

In the semi-final, Japan beat eight-time champions China 2–1 after 120'. In the final, they met Australia once again and successfully earned a 1–0 win with Azusa Iwashimizu's goal. This marked the first time for Japan to become "Queen of Asia". They became the first Asian team to subsequently win both the FIFA Women's World Cup and AFC Women's Asian Cup.[ citation needed ] Because of their top placement in the tournament, Japan, Australia, China, South Korea and newcomer Thailand secured their spot at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup to be played in Canada the following year. [13]

2015 World Cup

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The national teams of Japan and the United States at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup

Japan, then fourth in the world, was drawn into Group C for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, with tournament debutants Ecuador, Switzerland, and Cameroon. Japan won all three games, securing passage into the Round of 16, where they drew yet another tournament debutant in the Netherlands. Saori Ariyoshi and Mizuho Sakaguchi scored goals for Japan, and they ultimately survived a couple of nervy moments to get into the quarterfinals. Against Australia, Japan once again used their technical possession game to frustrate The Matildas and negate their speed. Mana Iwabuchi notched the only goal of the game three minutes from time to send Japan to the semifinals.

Against England in the semifinals, Nadeshiko Japan was able to survive against the tenacious Lionesses, as the two teams traded goals from the penalty spot (Aya Miyama for Japan, Fara Williams for England). Deadlocked from the 40th minute on, Japan got a truly fortunate break as English centre back Laura Bassett, in trying to clear out a Japan cross, ended up scoring an own-goal at the death. This set up a rematch with the United States from the 2011 Women's World Cup.

Unfortunately for Japan, the Americans came out flying and scored four goals in the first 16 minutes of the match, with American midfielder Carli Lloyd scoring a hat trick in the process. Yuki Ogimi brought Japan one back in the 27th minute, and an own goal from Julie Johnston halved the American lead, but Tobin Heath put the final touch on the United States' third Women's World Cup victory.

Recent schedule and results

The following is a list of match results in the last 12 months, as well as any future matches that have been scheduled.

Dates and times are shown in Japanese local time, unless otherwise noted.

2018

2019

Head coaches

Players

Current squad

The following 23 players were named to the squad for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup. [14]

Caps and goals as of 25 June 2019 after match against Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands.

No.Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClub
11 GK Sakiko Ikeda (池田 咲紀子) (1992-09-08) 8 September 1992 (age 26)140 Flag of Japan.svg Urawa Red Diamonds
181 GK Ayaka Yamashita (山下 杏也加) (1995-09-29) 29 September 1995 (age 23)310 Flag of Japan.svg Nippon TV Beleza
211 GK Chika Hirao (平尾 知佳) (1996-12-31) 31 December 1996 (age 22)20 Flag of Japan.svg Albirex Niigata

32 DF Aya Sameshima (鮫島 彩) (1987-06-16) 16 June 1987 (age 32)1135 Flag of Japan.svg INAC Kobe Leonessa
22 DF Rumi Utsugi (宇津木 瑠美) (1988-12-05) 5 December 1988 (age 30)1136 Flag of the United States.svg Reign FC
42 DF Saki Kumagai (熊谷 紗希) (captain) (1990-10-17) 17 October 1990 (age 28)1080 Flag of France.svg Lyon
232 DF Shiori Miyake (三宅 史織) (1995-10-13) 13 October 1995 (age 23)180 Flag of Japan.svg INAC Kobe Leonessa
222 DF Risa Shimizu (清水 梨紗) (1996-06-15) 15 June 1996 (age 23)280 Flag of Japan.svg Nippon TV Beleza
52 DF Nana Ichise (市瀬 菜々) (1997-08-04) 4 August 1997 (age 22)190 Flag of Japan.svg Vegalta Sendai
162 DF Asato Miyagawa (宮川 麻都) (1998-02-24) 24 February 1998 (age 21)50 Flag of Japan.svg Nippon TV Beleza
122 DF Moeka Minami (南 萌華) (1998-12-07) 7 December 1998 (age 20)60 Flag of Japan.svg Urawa Red Diamonds

103 MF Mizuho Sakaguchi (阪口 夢穂) (1987-10-15) 15 October 1987 (age 31)12429 Flag of Japan.svg Nippon TV Beleza
73 MF Emi Nakajima (中島 依美) (1990-09-27) 27 September 1990 (age 28)7414 Flag of Japan.svg INAC Kobe Leonessa
153 MF Yuka Momiki (籾木 結花) (1996-04-09) 9 April 1996 (age 23)268 Flag of Japan.svg Nippon TV Beleza
143 MF Yui Hasegawa (長谷川 唯) (1997-01-29) 29 January 1997 (age 22)397 Flag of Japan.svg Nippon TV Beleza
63 MF Hina Sugita (杉田 妃和) (1997-01-31) 31 January 1997 (age 22)110 Flag of Japan.svg INAC Kobe Leonessa
173 MF Narumi Miura (三浦 成美) (1997-07-03) 3 July 1997 (age 22)130 Flag of Japan.svg Nippon TV Beleza

94 FW Yuika Sugasawa (菅澤 優衣香) (1990-10-05) 5 October 1990 (age 28)6719 Flag of Japan.svg Urawa Red Diamonds
84 FW Mana Iwabuchi (岩渕 真奈) (1993-03-18) 18 March 1993 (age 26)6521 Flag of Japan.svg INAC Kobe Leonessa
204 FW Kumi Yokoyama (横山 久美) (1993-08-13) 13 August 1993 (age 26)4317 Flag of Japan.svg AC Nagano Parceiro
114 FW Rikako Kobayashi (小林 里歌子) (1997-07-21) 21 July 1997 (age 22)72 Flag of Japan.svg Nippon TV Beleza
134 FW Saori Takarada (宝田 沙織) (1999-12-27) 27 December 1999 (age 19)30 Flag of Japan.svg Cerezo Osaka Sakai
194 FW Jun Endo (遠藤 純) (2000-05-24) 24 May 2000 (age 19)80 Flag of Japan.svg Nippon TV Beleza

Recent call ups

The following players have been called up to the Japan squad in the past 12 months.

Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClubLatest call-up
GK Erina Yamane (山根 恵里奈) (1990-12-20) 20 December 1990 (age 28)260 Flag of Spain.svg Real Betis 2019 SheBelieves Cup
GK Rei Takenaka (武仲 麗依) (1992-05-18) 18 May 1992 (age 27)00 Flag of Japan.svg INAC Kobe Leonessa 2019 SheBelieves Cup
GK Ayaka Saitō (齊藤 彩佳) (1991-08-26) 26 August 1991 (age 28)00 Flag of Japan.svg Vegalta Sendai 2019 SheBelieves Cup

DF Arisa Matsubara (松原 有沙) (1995-05-01) 1 May 1995 (age 24)20 Flag of Japan.svg Nojima Stella Kanagawa Sagamihara v. Flag of Spain.svg  Spain, 2 June 2019 PRE
DF Risako Oga (大賀 理紗子) (1997-01-04) 4 January 1997 (age 22)30 Flag of Japan.svg Nojima Stella Kanagawa Sagamihara v. Flag of Germany.svg  Germany, 9 April 2019
DF Saori Ariyoshi (有吉 佐織) (1987-11-01) 1 November 1987 (age 31)651 Flag of Japan.svg Nippon TV Beleza 2019 SheBelieves Cup
DF Nanami Kitamura (北村 菜々美) (1999-11-25) 25 November 1999 (age 19)00 Flag of Japan.svg Cerezo Osaka Sakai Training camp, 31 January–4 February 2019
DF Aimi Kunitake (國武 愛美) (1997-01-10) 10 January 1997 (age 22)30 Flag of Japan.svg Nojima Stella Kanagawa Sagamihara v. Flag of Norway.svg  Norway, 11 November 2018

MF Hikaru Naomoto (猶本 光) (1994-03-03) 3 March 1994 (age 25)190 Flag of Germany.svg SC Freiburg v. Flag of Spain.svg  Spain, 2 June 2019 PRE
MF Moeno Sakaguchi (阪口 萌乃) (1992-06-04) 4 June 1992 (age 27)121 Flag of Japan.svg Albirex Niigata 2019 SheBelieves Cup
MF Fuka Nagano (長野 風花) (1999-03-09) 9 March 1999 (age 20)10 Flag of Japan.svg Chifure AS Elfen Saitama Training camp, 31 January–4 February 2019
MF Nahomi Kawasumi (川澄 奈穂美) (1985-09-23) 23 September 1985 (age 33)9020 Flag of the United States.svg Sky Blue FC v. Flag of Norway.svg  Norway, 11 November 2018

FW Riko Ueki (植木 理子) (1999-07-30) 30 July 1999 (age 20)20 Flag of Japan.svg Nippon TV Beleza 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup INJ
FW Kiko Seike (清家 貴子) (1996-08-08) 8 August 1996 (age 23)00 Flag of Japan.svg Urawa Red Diamonds v. Flag of Spain.svg  Spain, 2 June 2019 PRE
FW Hinata Miyazawa (宮澤 ひなた) (1999-11-21) 21 November 1999 (age 19)20 Flag of Japan.svg Nippon TV Beleza v. Flag of Spain.svg  Spain, 2 June 2019 PRE
FW Mayu Ikejiri (池尻 茉由) (1996-12-19) 19 December 1996 (age 22)30 Flag of South Korea.svg Suwon WFC 2019 SheBelieves Cup
FW Mina Tanaka (田中 美南) (1994-04-28) 28 April 1994 (age 25)3514 Flag of Japan.svg Nippon TV Beleza Training camp, 31 January–4 February 2019
FW Rika Masuya (増矢 理花) (1995-09-14) 14 September 1995 (age 23)276 Flag of Japan.svg INAC Kobe Leonessa v. Flag of Norway.svg  Norway, 11 November 2018

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Competitive record

FIFA Women's World Cup


FIFA Women's World Cup record
Hosts / YearResultGPWD*LGSGAGD
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 1991 Group stage3003012−12
Flag of Sweden.svg 1995 Quarter-finals410328−6
Flag of the United States.svg 1999 Group stage3012110−9
Flag of the United States.svg 2003 310276+1
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 2007 311134−1
Flag of Germany.svg 2011 Champions6411126+6
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg 2015 Runners-up7601118+3
Flag of France.svg 2019 Round of 16411235−2
Total8/833144153959−20
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.
FIFA Women's World Cup history
YearRoundDateOpponentResultStadium
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 1991 Group stage17 NovemberFlag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg  Brazil L 0–1 New Plaza Stadium, Foshan
19 NovemberFlag of Sweden.svg  Sweden L 0–8
21 NovemberFlag of the United States.svg  United States L 0–3
Flag of Sweden.svg 1995 Group stage5 JuneFlag of Germany.svg  Germany L 0–1 Tingvallen, Karlstad
7 JuneFlag of Brazil.svg  Brazil W 2–1
9 JuneFlag of Sweden.svg  Sweden L 0–2 Arosvallen, Västerås
Quarter-finals13 JuneFlag of the United States.svg  United States L 0–4 Strömvallen, Gävle
Flag of the United States.svg 1999 Group stage19 JuneFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada D 1–1 Spartan Stadium, San Jose
23 JuneFlag of Russia.svg  Russia L 0–5 Civic Stadium, Portland
26 JuneFlag of Norway.svg  Norway L 0–4 Soldier Field, Chicago
Flag of the United States.svg 2003 Group stage20 SeptemberFlag of Argentina.svg  Argentina W 6–0 Columbus Crew Stadium, Columbus
24 SeptemberFlag of Germany.svg  Germany L 0–3
27 SeptemberFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada L 1–3 Gillette Stadium, Foxborough
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 2007 Group stage11 SeptemberFlag of England.svg  England D 2–2 Hongkou Stadium, Shanghai
14 SeptemberFlag of Argentina.svg  Argentina W 1–0
17 SeptemberFlag of Germany.svg  Germany L 0–2 Yellow Dragon Sports Center, Hangzhou
Flag of Germany.svg 2011 Group stage27 JuneFlag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand W 2–1 Ruhrstadion, Bochum
1 JulyFlag of Mexico.svg  Mexico W 4–0 BayArena, Leverkusen
5 JulyFlag of England.svg  England L 0–2 Impuls Arena, Augsburg
Quarter-finals9 JulyFlag of Germany.svg  Germany W 1–0 Volkswagen-Arena, Wolfsburg
Semi-finals13 JulyFlag of Sweden.svg  Sweden W 3–1 Commerzbank-Arena, Frankfurt
Final 17 JulyFlag of the United States.svg  United States D 2–2 (3–1 pen)
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg 2015 Group stage8 JuneFlag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland W 1–0 BC Place, Vancouver
12 JuneFlag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon W 2–1
16 JuneFlag of Ecuador.svg  Ecuador W 1–0 Winnipeg Stadium, Winnipeg
Round of 1623 JuneFlag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands W 2–1 BC Place, Vancouver
Quarter-finals27 JuneFlag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia W 1–0 Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton
Semi-finals1 JulyFlag of England.svg  England W 2–1
Final 5 JulyFlag of the United States.svg  United States L 2–5 BC Place, Vancouver
Flag of France.svg 2019 Group stage10 JuneFlag of Argentina.svg  Argentina D 0–0 Parc des Princes, Paris
14 JuneFlag of Scotland.svg  Scotland W 2–1 Roazhon Park, Rennes
19 JuneFlag of England.svg  England L 0–2 Allianz Riviera, Nice
Round of 1625 JuneFlag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands L 1–2 Roazhon Park, Rennes

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