The FIFA Women's World Cup is an international association football competition established in 1991. It is contested by the women's national teams of the members of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport's global governing body. The tournament has taken place every four years. The most recent World Cup, hosted by France in 2019, was won by the United States, who beat the Netherlands 2–0 to win their second consecutive and fourth overall title.
Just like the men's tournament the World Cup final match is the last of the competition, and the result determines which country is declared world champions. If after 90 minutes of regular play the score is a draw, an additional 30-minute period of play, called extra time, is added. If such a game is still tied after extra time it is decided by kicks from the penalty shoot-out. The winning penalty shoot-out area team are then declared champions.The tournament has been decided by a one-off match on every occasion.
|*||Match was won with a golden goal|
|Match was won on a penalty shoot-out after extra time|
|1991|| United States ||2–1||Tianhe Stadium||Guangzhou, China||63,000|
|1995|| Norway ||2–0||Råsunda Stadium||Stockholm, Sweden||17,158|
|1999|| United States ||0–0 ||Rose Bowl||Pasadena, California, US||90,185|
|2003|| Germany ||2–1*||Home Depot Center||Carson, California, US||26,137|
|2007|| Germany ||2–0||Hongkou Football Stadium||Shanghai, China||31,000|
|2011|| Japan ||2–2 ||Commerzbank-Arena||Frankfurt, Germany||48,817|
|2015|| United States ||5–2||BC Place||Vancouver, Canada||53,341|
|2019|| United States ||2–0||Parc Olympique Lyonnais||Décines-Charpieu, France||57,900|
|National team||Wins||Runners-up||Total finals||Years won||Years runners-up|
|4||1||5||1991, 1999, 2015, 2019||2011|
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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. Under a naming rights deal with Scentre Group and its predecessor, Westfield Group, the team has been branded as Westfield Matildas since 2008.
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The Brazil women's national football team has represented Brazil at the FIFA Women's World Cup on eight occasions in 1991, 1995, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011, 2015 and 2019. They were runners-up once. They also reached the third place once.
The Sweden women's national football team has represented Sweden at the FIFA Women's World Cup on eight occasions in 1991, 1995, 1999, 2003, 2007,2011, 2015 and 2019. There were runners up once and three times bronze medalists: in 1991, in 2011 and in 2019