2011 FIFA Women's World Cup

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2011 FIFA Women's World Cup
Tournament details
Host countryGermany
Dates26 June – 17 July
Teams16 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)9 (in 9 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Japan (1st title)
Runners-up United States
Third place Sweden
Fourth place France
Tournament statistics
Matches played32
Goals scored86 (2.69 per match)
Attendance845,751 (26,430 per match)
Top scorer(s)Japan Homare Sawa
(5 goals)
Best playerJapan Homare Sawa
2007
2015

The 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup was the sixth FIFA Women's World Cup tournament. The tournament was on June 26 to July 17. The champions were Japan, beating United States 2(3)-2(1) with penalty shots. Because of Japan's victory, Japan became the first Asian team to win any FIFA World Cup!

The final was played in the Commerzbank Arena in Frankfurt, Germany. The defending champions, Germany, lost to Japan during the quarter-finals.

Qualified Teams[change | change source]

AFC (3):

  • Australia Australia
  • Japan Japan (Champions)
  • North Korea North Korea


CAF (2):

  • Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea
  • Nigeria Nigeria


CONCACAF (3):

  • Canada Canada
  • Mexico Mexico
  • United States United States


  • Brazil Brazil
  • Colombia Columbia


OFC (1):

  • New Zealand New Zealand


UEFA (5):

  • England England
  • France France
  • Germany Germany (Hosts)
  • Norway Norway
  • Sweden Sweden

Groups[change | change source]

Group A[change | change source]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Germany 3 3 0 0 7 3 +4 9
 France 3 2 0 1 7 4 +3 6
 Nigeria 3 1 0 2 1 2 −1 3
 Canada 3 0 0 3 1 7 −6 0

Group B[change | change source]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 England 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 7
 Japan 3 2 0 1 6 3 +3 6
 Mexico 3 0 2 1 3 7 −4 2
 New Zealand 3 0 1 2 4 6 −2 1

Group C[change | change source]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Sweden 3 3 0 0 4 1 +3 9
 United States 3 2 0 1 6 2 +4 6
 Korea DPR 3 0 1 2 0 3 −3 1
 Colombia 3 0 1 2 0 4 −4 1

Group D[change | change source]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Brazil 3 3 0 0 7 0 +7 9
 Australia 3 2 0 1 5 4 +1 6
 Norway 3 1 0 2 2 5 −3 3
 Equatorial Guinea 3 0 0 3 2 7 −5 0

Knockout Stage[change | change source]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
9 July        
 Germany Germany  0
13 July
 Japan Japan (aet)  1  
 Japan Japan  3
10 July
   Sweden Sweden  1  
 Sweden Sweden  3
17 July
 Australia Australia  1  
 Japan Japan (pen)  2 (3)
9 July
   United States United States  2 (1)
 England England  1 (3)
13 July
 France France (pen)  1 (4)  
 France France  1
10 July
   United States United States  3  
 Brazil Brazil  2 (3)
 United States United States (pen)  2 (5)  

Awards[change | change source]

Golden Ball Silver Ball Bronze Ball
Japan Homare Sawa United States Abby Wambach United States Hope Solo

Top goalscorer (Golden Boot)[change | change source]

Golden Boot Silver Boot Bronze Boot
Japan Homare Sawa Brazil Marta United States Abby Wambach

Other awards[change | change source]

Best Goalkeeper Best Young Player FIFA Fair Play Trophy
United States Hope Solo Australia Caitlin Foord Japan Japan

All-Star Team[change | change source]

Goalkeepers Defenders Midfielders Forwards

Japan Ayumi Kaihori
United States Hope Solo

Australia Elise Kellond-Knight
Brazil Érika
England Alex Scott
France Sonia Bompastor
France Laura Georges
Germany Saskia Bartusiak

England Jill Scott
Equatorial Guinea Genoveva Añonma
France Louisa Necib
Japan Aya Miyama
Japan Shinobu Ohno
Japan Homare Sawa
Germany Kerstin Garefrekes
Sweden Caroline Seger
United States Shannon Boxx
United States Lauren Cheney

Brazil Marta
Sweden Lotta Schelin
United States Abby Wambach