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 Canada in 2015, was won by the USA, who beat Japan 5–2.
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||90,185|
|2003|| Germany ||2–1*||Home Depot Center||Carson, California||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|
|National team||Wins||Runners-up||Total finals||Years won||Years runners-up|
|3||1||4||1991, 1999, 2015||2011|