2011 FIFA Women's World Cup

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2011 FIFA Women's World Cup
Tournament details
Host country  Germany
Dates 26 June – 17 July
Teams 16 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s) (in 9 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Flag of Japan.svg Japan (1st title)
Runner-up Flag of the United States.svg United States
Third place Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden
Fourth place Flag of France.svg France
Tournament statistics
Matches played 32
Goals scored 86 (2.69 per match)
Attendance 845,751 (26,430 per match)
Top scorer(s) Japan Homare Sawa
(5 goals)
Best player Japan 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 | edit 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 | edit source]

Group A[change | edit source]

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

Group B[change | edit source]

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

Group C[change | edit source]

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

Group D[change | edit source]

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

Knockout Stage[change | edit source]

Many games were played with the eight teams left. Here are the games below.

Quarter Finals[change | edit source]


England England 1(3) - 1(4) France France


Germany Germany 0 - 1 Japan Japan


Sweden Sweden 3 - 1 Australia Australia


Brazil Brazil 2(3) - 2(5) United States United States

Semi Finals[change | edit source]


France France 1 - 3 United States United States


Japan Japan 3 - 1 Sweden Sweden

Finals[change | edit source]


Japan Japan 2(3) - 2(1) United States United States

Awards[change | edit source]

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

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

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

Other awards[change | edit source]

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

All-Star Team[change | edit 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