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FIFA Women's World Cup

The FIFA Women's World Cup is the most important competition in international football (soccer) for women. Organised by FIFA, the sport's governing body, the World Cup tournament was first held in 1991.

The Women's Football World Cup, known more commonly as the Women's World Cup, is a tournament that reunites 16 female national football teams each four years, to compete for that sport's women's world championship. The Women's World Cup came as an idea of a FIFA official during the 1986 Men's World Cup in Mexico. One of the most famous moments in the tournament, and perhaps in the history of sports overall, is when Brandi Chastain took off her jersey and slid to her knees, showing her sports bra as she celebrated scoring the Cup winning goal against China in 1999.

The 1999 and 2003 Women's World Cup were both celebrated in the United States, in 2003 China was supposed to host it but it was moved because of SARS. As compensation, China received the 2007 tournament.



FIFA Women's World Cup Tournaments
Year Host Winner Runner up Score 3rd Place 4th Place Score
1991 China United States Norway 2-1 Germany Sweden 4-0
1995 Sweden Norway Germany 2-0 United States China 2-0
1999 United States United States China 0-0 (5-4 penalty kicks) Brazil Norway 0-0 (5-4 penalty kicks)
2003 United States Germany Sweden 2-1(overtime) United States Canada 3-1
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