List of FIFA Women's World Cup finals

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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. [1]


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. [2] The tournament has been decided by a one-off match on every occasion.

List of finals

Key to the list of finals
*Match was won with a golden goal
double-daggerMatch was won on a penalty shoot-out after extra time
List of finals matches, their venues and locations, the finalists and final scores
1991 United States   2–1   Norway Tianhe Stadium Guangzhou, China63,000 [3]
1995 Norway   2–0   Germany Råsunda Stadium Stockholm, Sweden17,158 [4]
1999 United States  double-dagger 0–0 double-dagger  China PR Rose Bowl Pasadena, California 90,185
2003 Germany  * 2–1*  Sweden Home Depot Center Carson, California 26,137 [5]
2007 Germany   2–0   Brazil Hongkou Football Stadium Shanghai, China31,000 [6]
2011 Japan  double-dagger 2–2 double-dagger  United States Commerzbank-Arena Frankfurt, Germany48,817 [7]
2015 United States   5–2   Japan BC Place Vancouver, Canada53,341 [8]

Results by nation

National teamWinsRunners-upTotal finalsYears wonYears runners-up
  United States 314 1991, 1999, 2015 2011
  Germany 213 2003, 2007 1995
  Japan 112 2011 2015
  Norway 112 1995 1991
  Brazil 011 2007
  China PR 011 1999
  Sweden 011 2003

    Results by confederation

    UEFA 633
    CONCACAF 431
    AFC 312
    CONMEBOL 101


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