List of FIFA Women's World Cup hat-tricks

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Alex Morgan of the United States scored a joint-record 5 goals in a record 13–0 win against Thailand.

This is a list of all hat-tricks scored during FIFA Women's World Cups; that is, the occasions when a footballer has scored three or more goals in a single football World Cup match (not including FIFA Women's World Cup qualification matches). So far, 23 hat-tricks have been scored in 270 matches in the 8 editions of the World Cup tournament. As FIFA is the governing body of football (soccer), official hat-tricks are only noted when FIFA recognises that at least three goals were scored by one player in one match.

A hat-trick or hat trick is the achievement of a positive feat three times in a game, or another achievement based on the number three.

Goal (sport) method of scoring in many sports

In sports, a goal is a physical structure or area where an attacking team must send the ball or puck in order to score points. In several sports, a goal is the sole method of scoring, and thus the final score is expressed in the total number of goals scored by each team. In other sports, a goal may be one of several scoring methods, and thus may be worth a different set number of points than the others.

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.

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The first hat-trick was scored by Carolina Morace of Italy, playing against Chinese Taipei in the 1991 FIFA Women's World Cup; the most recent (as of 22 June 2019) was by Sam Kerr of Australia, playing against Jamaica in the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup.

Carolina Morace is a former Italian football player who played as a striker. She played for the Italian national team and for various clubs in women's Serie A. She was the top scorer in Serie A in the 1984–85 season, and for 11 consecutive years from 1987–88 to 1997–98.

Italy womens national football team womens national association football team representing Italy

The Italy women's national football team has represented Italy in international women's football since their inception in 1968. The team is controlled by the Italian Football Federation (FIGC), the governing body for football in Italy.

Chinese Taipei womens national football team womens national association football team representing Taiwan

The Chinese Taipei women's national football team is the international women's football team for Taiwan.

The record number of hat-tricks in a single World Cup tournament is six, which occurred during the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada, coinciding with the expansion of the tournament to 24 teams from 16.

2015 FIFA Womens World Cup 2015 edition of the FIFA Womens World Cup

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Canada Country in North America

Canada is a country in the northern part of North America. Its ten provinces and three territories extend from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean, covering 9.98 million square kilometres, making it the world's second-largest country by total area. Its southern border with the United States, stretching some 8,891 kilometres (5,525 mi), is the world's longest bi-national land border. Canada's capital is Ottawa, and its three largest metropolitan areas are Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver.

Notable World Cup hat-tricks

Carli Lloyd American association football player

Carli Anne Hollins is an American soccer player. She is a two-time Olympic gold medalist, two-time FIFA Women's World Cup champion, two-time FIFA Player of the Year, and a three-time Olympian. She currently plays for Sky Blue FC in the National Women's Soccer League and the United States women's national soccer team as a midfielder. Lloyd scored the gold medal-winning goals in the finals of the 2008 Summer Olympics and the 2012 Summer Olympics. She captained the United States to victory in the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, as well as appearing in the 2007, 2011, and 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cups. Lloyd has made over 280 appearances for the U.S. national team, placing her third in caps, and has the fourth-most goals and seventh-most assists for the team.

United States womens national soccer team Womens national association football team representing the United States

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Michelle Anne Akers is an American former soccer player who starred in the 1991 and 1999 Women's World Cup and 1996 Olympics victories by the United States. At the 1991 World Cup, she won the Golden Shoe as the top scorer, with 10 goals.

List of World Cup hat-tricks

Key
Player's team lost the match
Player's team drew the match
FIFA Women's World Cup hat-tricks
#PlayerGTime of goalsForResultAgainstTournamentRoundDateRef
1. Carolina Morace 37', 52', 66'Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 5–0Flag of Chinese Taipei (FIFA).svg  Chinese Taipei 1991, China 17 November 1991 [2]
2. Michelle Akers 58', 29', 33', 44' (pen.), 48'Flag of the United States.svg  United States 7–0Flag of Chinese Taipei (FIFA).svg  Chinese Taipei 24 November 1991 [2]
3. Carin Jennings 10', 22', 33'Flag of the United States.svg  United States 5–2Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 27 November 1991 [2]
4. Kristin Sandberg 30', 44', 82'Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 8–0Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 1995, Sweden 6 June 1995 [2]
5. Ann Kristin Aarønes 4', 21', 90+3'Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 7–0Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 10 June 1995 [2]
6. Sissi 29', 42', 50'Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 7–1Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico 1999, United States 19 June 1999 [2]
7. Pretinha 3', 12', 90+1'Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 7–1Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico 19 June 1999 [2]
8. Sun Wen 9', 21', 54'Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR 7–0Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana 23 June 1999 [2]
9. Inka Grings 10', 57', 90+2'Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 6–0Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico 24 June 1999 [2]
10. Mio Otani 72', 75', 80'Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 6–0Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 2003, United States Group stage 20 September 2003 [3]
11. Birgit Prinz 29', 45+1', 59'Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 11–0Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 2007, China 10 September 2007 [2]
12. Sandra Smisek 57', 70', 79'Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 11–0Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 10 September 2007 [2]
13. Ragnhild Gulbrandsen 39', 59', 62'Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 7–2Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana 20 September 2007 [2]
14. Homare Sawa 13', 39', 80'Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 4–0Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico 2011, Germany 1 July 2011 [2]
15. Célia Šašić 3', 14', 31'Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 10–0Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast 2015, Canada 7 June 2015 [4]
16. Anja Mittag 29', 35', 64'Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 10–0Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast 7 June 2015 [4]
17. Gaëlle Enganamouit 36', 73', 90+4' (pen.)Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon 6–0Flag of Ecuador.svg  Ecuador 8 June 2015 [5]
18. Fabienne Humm 47', 49', 52'Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 10–1Flag of Ecuador.svg  Ecuador 12 June 2015 [6]
19. Ramona Bachmann 60' (pen.), 61', 81'Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 10–1Flag of Ecuador.svg  Ecuador 12 June 2015 [6]
20. Carli Lloyd 3', 5', 16'Flag of the United States.svg  United States 5–2Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 5 July 2015 [6] [7]
21. Cristiane Rozeira 15', 50', 64'Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 3–0Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica 2019, France 9 June 2019 [8]
22. Alex Morgan 512', 53', 74', 81', 87'Flag of the United States.svg  United States 13–0Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand 11 June 2019 [9]
23. Cristiana Girelli 12' (pen.), 25', 46'Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 5–0Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica 14 June 2019 [10]
24. Sam Kerr 411', 42', 69', 83'Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 4–1Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica 18 June 2019 [11]

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