2019 Women's Football World Cup

The first ever Women's World Cup took place in 1991 and was held in China. 12 teams took part in that first tournament with the USA coming out the winners beating Norway 2-1 in the Final.  Since then the Women's World Cup tournament has been held every four years and this year 24 teams will be taking part in France between June 7 and July 7 as the USA defend the title that they won in Canada four years ago.

USA can be backed at odds of 1/5 with Betfair to win the tournament. Netherlands, who they meet in the final are currently 3/1 at Ladbrokes to win the Women's World Cup for the first time. 

 

2019  Group Stages 

There are six groups with the top two in each group and the four best third placed sides qualifying for the last sixteen. 

  • Group A:  France 9 Norway 6 Nigeria 3 South Korea 0

Results

June 7 - France 4 South Korea 0

June 8 - Norway 3 Nigeria 0

June 10 - South Korea 0 Nigeria 2

June 10 - France 2 Norway 1

June 17 - France 1 Nigeria 0

June 17 - South Korea 1 Norway 2

 

  • Group B:  Germany 9 Spain 4 China 4 South Africa 0

Results

June 8 - Germany 1 China 0

June 8 - Spain 3 South Africa 1

June 12 - Germany 1 Spain 0

June 13 - South Africa 0 China 1

June 17 - Germany 4 South Africa 0

June 17 - Spain 0 China 0

 

  • Group C:  Italy 6  Australia 6 Brazil 6 Jamaica 0

Results

June 9 - Australia 0 Italy 1

June 9 - Brazil 3 Jamaica 0

June 13 - Australia 3 Brazil 2

June 14- Italy 5 Jamaica 0

June 18 - Italy 0 Brazil 1

June 18 - Australia 5 Jamaica 1

 

  • Group D:  England 9 Japan 4 Argentina 2 Scotland 1

Results

June 9 - England 2 Scotland 1

June 10 - Argentina 0 Japan 0

June 14 - Japan 2 Scotland 1

June 14 - England 1 Argentina 0

June 19 - England 2 Japan 0

June 19 - Scotland 3 Argentina 3

 

  • Group E:  Netherlands 9 Canada 3 Cameroon 3 New Zealand 0 

Results 

June 10 - Canada 1 Cameroon 0

June 11 - Netherlands 1 New Zealand 0 

June 15 - Netherlands 3 Cameroon 1

June 20 - Netherlands 2 Canada 1

June 20 - Cameroon 2 New Zealand 1

 

  • Group F:  USA 9 Sweden 6 Chile 3 Thailand 0.

Results

June 11 - Chile 0 Sweden 2

June 11 - USA 13 Thailand 0

June 16 - Sweden 5 Thailand 1

June 16 - USA 3 Chile 0

June 20 - USA 2 Sweden 0

June 20 - Chile 2 Thailand 0

Last Sixteen Draw

June 22

Match 37: Norway 1 Australia 1 - Norway won 4-1 on penalties

Match 38: Germany 3  Nigeria 0

June 23

Match 39: England 3 Cameroon 0

Match 40: France 2  Brazil 1 (aet)

June 24

Match 41: Spain 1 USA 2

Match 42: Sweden 1 Canada 0

June 25

Match 43: Italy 2 China 0

Match 44: Netherlands 2 Japan 0

 

Quarter Finals

June 27

Match 45:  Norway 0 England 3

June 28

Match 46:  France 1 USA 2

June 29 

Match 47:  Italy 0 Netherlands 2

Match 48:  Germany 1 Sweden 2

 

Semi-Finals

July 2

England  1 USA 2

July 3

Netherlands 1 Sweden 0  AET

Third/Fourth Place Play Off

July 6

England 1 Sweden 2

World Cup Final t

July 7

USA 2 Netherlands 0

Previous Winners

  • 1991  USA beat Norway 2-1 in the Final  (tournament held in China)
  • 1995  Norway beat Germany 2-0 in the Final (tournament held in Sweden)
  • 1999  USA won the trophy for the second time winning a penalty shoot-out against China (tournament held in USA)
  • 2003  Germany won for the first time defeating Sweden 2-1 in the final (again tournament held in the USA)
  • 2007  Germany beat Brazil 2-0 in the final (tournament held in China)
  • 2011  Japan beat USA in a penalty shoot out (tournament held in Germany)
  • 2015  USA beat Japan 5-2 in the final (tournament held in Canada).
  • 2019  USA beat Netherlands 2-0 in the final (tournament held in France)

Most Successful Countries

  • USA -  Four time winners, once runners-up and three third place finishes.
  • Germany - won the World Cup on two occasions and runners-up once. They are the only country to retain the trophy
  • Norway - Won once, runners-up once and fourth on two occasions
  • Japan - One title and runners-up in 2015.
  • Sweden - runners up in 2003 and two third place finishes
  • Brazil - runners up in 2007 and one third place finish
  • China - runners up in 1999 and one fourth place finish

Top Goal Scorers in World Cup Final Stages

  • 15 - Marta (Brazil) including seven in the 2007 tournament
  • 14 - Birgit Prinz (Germany) - scored seven in the 2003 tournament and goals in four tournaments
  • 13-  Abby Wambach (USA) - scored six goals in 2007
  • 12-  Michelle Akers (USA) - scored a record ten goals in 1991
  • 11-  Su Wen (China) - seven goals in 1999
  • 11-  Bettina Weigmann (Germany) - scored in four World Cup tournaments
  • 10-  Ann Kristin Aarones (Norway) -  six in 1995
  • 10-  Heidi Mohr (Germany) - seven goals in 1991

 

 

 

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