2015 FIFA Women's World Cup

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2015 FIFA Women's World Cup
Coupe du monde féminine de la FIFA 2015
Celebrating with the Cup (19619676440).jpg
United States celebrating with the Cup
Tournament details
Host countryCanada
Dates6 June – 5 July
Teams24 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)6 (in 6 host cities)
Final positions
Champions United States (3rd title)
Runners-up Japan
Third place England
Fourth place Germany
Tournament statistics
Matches played52
Goals scored146 (2.81 per match)
Attendance1,353,506 (26,029 per match)
Top scorer(s)United States Carli Lloyd
Germany Célia Šašić
(6 goals each)
Best playerUnited States Carli Lloyd
Best young playerCanada Kadeisha Buchanan
Best goalkeeperUnited States Hope Solo
Fair play award France
2011
2019

The 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup was the seventh FIFA Women's World Cup, hosted by Canada. The tournament began on 6 June and ended on 5 July.[1] In a rematch of the 2011 final, the defending champions Japan met the United States. The USA scored four goals in the first 16 minutes, with three by Carli Lloyd, on their way to a 5–2 win and their third Women's World Cup title.

Teams[change | change source]

  Qualified
  Did not qualify
  Did not enter
  Country does not have a women's team

Venues[change | change source]

The cities of Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Montreal and Moncton hosted matches.

Vancouver Edmonton Winnipeg Ottawa
BC Place Commonwealth Stadium Winnipeg Stadium Lansdowne Stadium
49°16′36″N 123°6′43″W / 49.27667°N 123.11194°W / 49.27667; -123.11194 (BC Place) 53°33′35″N 113°28′34″W / 53.55972°N 113.47611°W / 53.55972; -113.47611 (Commonwealth Stadium) 49°48′28″N 97°8′45″W / 49.80778°N 97.14583°W / 49.80778; -97.14583 (Investors Group Field) 45°23′53.44″N 75°41′1.14″W / 45.3981778°N 75.6836500°W / 45.3981778; -75.6836500 (Frank Clair Stadium)
Capacity: 54,500 Capacity: 53,058 Capacity: 33,422 Capacity: 24,000
Surface: Polytan LigaTurf Surface: FieldTurf Duraspine Surface: FieldTurf Revolution Surface: FieldTurf
BC Place 2015 Women's FIFA World Cup.jpg Commonwealth.jpg Investors Group CANnwt vs USnwt.png TDPlace.jpg
Montreal Moncton
Olympic Stadium Moncton Stadium
45°33′28″N 73°33′7″W / 45.55778°N 73.55194°W / 45.55778; -73.55194 (Olympic Stadium) 46°6′30″N 64°47′0″W / 46.10833°N 64.78333°W / 46.10833; -64.78333 (Moncton Stadium)
Capacity: 61,004 Capacity: 13,000
Surface: Xtreme Turf Surface: FieldTurf
Olympic Stadium Soccer.JPG New moncton stadium.JPG

Artificial turf[change | change source]

Some believe that artificial turf causes more injuries than normal grass. More than 50 players have protested the use of artificial turf, saying that it is sexist. They filed a lawsuit against FIFA, however, they dropped the lawsuit in January of 2015.[2]

Group stage[change | change source]

  Semi-finals
  Quarter-finals
  Round of 16
  Group stage
Key to colours in group tables
Team advanced to the Round of 16

Group A[change | change source]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Canada Canada 3 1 2 0 2 1 +1 5
China China 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
Netherlands Netherlands 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
New Zealand New Zealand 3 0 2 1 2 3 –1 2
6 June 2015 Canada  1–0  China PR Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton
16:00 MDT (UTC−6) Sinclair Goal 90+2' (pen.) Report Attendance: 53,058
Referee: Kateryna Monzul (Ukraine)
6 June 2015 New Zealand  0–1  Netherlands Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton
19:00 MDT (UTC-6) Report Martens Goal 33' Attendance: 53,058
Referee: Quetzalli Alvarado (Mexico)

11 June 2015 China PR  1–0  Netherlands Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton
16:00 MDT (UTC−6) Wang Lisi Goal 90+1' Report Attendance: 35,544
Referee: Yeimy Martinez (Colombia)

15 June 2015 Netherlands  1–1  Canada Olympic Stadium, Montreal
19:30 EDT (UTC−4) Van de Ven Goal 87' Report Lawrence Goal 10' Attendance: 45,420
Referee: Ri Hyang-ok (North Korea)
15 June 2015 China PR  2–2  New Zealand Winnipeg Stadium, Winnipeg
18:30 CDT (UTC−5) Wang Lisi Goal 41' (pen.)
Wang Shanshan Goal 60'
Report Stott Goal 28'
Wilkinson Goal 64'
Attendance: 26,191
Referee: Katalin Kulcsár (Hungary)

Group B[change | change source]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Germany Germany 3 2 1 0 15 1 +14 7
Norway Norway 3 2 1 0 8 2 +6 7
Thailand Thailand 3 1 0 2 3 10 –7 3
Ivory Coast Ivory Coast 3 0 0 3 3 16 –13 0
7 June 2015 Norway  4–0  Thailand Lansdowne Stadium, Ottawa
13:00 EDT (UTC−4) Rønning Goal 16'
Herlovsen Goal 29'34'
Hegerberg Goal 68'
Report Attendance: 20,953
Referee: Anna-Marie Keighley (New Zealand)
7 June 2015 Germany  10–0  Ivory Coast Lansdowne Stadium, Ottawa
16:00 EDT (UTC−4) Šašić Goal 3'14'31'
Mittag Goal 29'35'64'
Laudehr Goal 71'
Däbritz Goal 75'
Behringer Goal 79'
Popp Goal 85'
Report Attendance: 20,953
Referee: Carol Anne Chenard (Canada)

11 June 2015 Germany  1–1  Norway Lansdowne Stadium, Ottawa
16:00 EDT (UTC−4) Mittag Goal 6' Report Mjelde Goal 61' Attendance: 18,987
Referee: Teodora Albon (Romania)
11 June 2015 Ivory Coast  2–3  Thailand Lansdowne Stadium, Ottawa
19:00 EDT (UTC−4) N'Guessan Goal 4'
Nahi Goal 88'
Report Srimanee Goal 26'45+3'
Chawong Goal 75'
Attendance: 18,987
Referee: Margaret Domka (United States)

15 June 2015 Thailand  0–4  Germany Winnipeg Stadium, Winnipeg
15:00 CDT (UTC−5) Report Leupolz Goal 24'
Petermann Goal 56'58'
Däbritz Goal 73'
Attendance: 26,191
Referee: Gladys Lengwe (Zambia)
15 June 2015 Ivory Coast  1–3  Norway Moncton Stadium, Moncton
17:00 ADT (UTC−3) N'Guessan Goal 71' Report Hegerberg Goal 6'62'
Gulbrandsen Goal 67'
Attendance: 7,147
Referee: Salomé di Iorio (Argentina)

Group C[change | change source]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Japan Japan 3 3 0 0 4 1 +2 9
Cameroon Cameroon 3 2 0 1 9 3 +5 6
Switzerland Switzerland 3 1 0 2 11 4 +8 3
Ecuador Ecuador 3 0 0 3 1 17 –15 0
8 June 2015 Cameroon  6–0  Ecuador BC Place, Vancouver
16:00 PDT (UTC−7) Ngono Mani Goal 34'
Enganamouit Goal 36'73'90+4' (pen.)
Manie Goal 44' (pen.)
Onguéné Goal 79' (pen.)
Report Attendance: 25,942
Referee: Katalin Kulcsár (Hungary)
8 June 2015 Japan  1–0   Switzerland BC Place, Vancouver
19:00 PDT (UTC−7) Miyama Goal 29' (pen.) Report Attendance: 25,942
Referee: Lucila Venegas (Mexico)

12 June 2015 Switzerland  10–1  Ecuador BC Place, Vancouver
16:00 PDT (UTC−7) Ponce Goal 24' (o.g.)71' (o.g.)
Aigbogun Goal 45+2'
Humm Goal 47'49'52'
Bachmann Goal 60' (pen.)61'81'
Moser Goal 76'
Report Ponce Goal 64' (pen.) Attendance: 31,441
Referee: Rita Gani (Malaysia)
12 June 2015 Japan  2–1  Cameroon BC Place, Vancouver
19:00 PDT (UTC−7) Sameshima Goal 6'
Sugasawa Goal 17'
Report Nchout Goal 90' Attendance: 31,441
Referee: Pernilla Larsson (Sweden)

16 June 2015 Ecuador  0–1  Japan Winnipeg Stadium, Winnipeg
16:00 CDT (UTC−5) Report Ōgimi Goal 5' Attendance: 14,522
Referee: Melissa Borjas (Honduras)
16 June 2015 Switzerland  1–2  Cameroon Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton
15:00 MDT (UTC−6) Crnogorčević Goal 24' Report Onguéné Goal 47'
Ngono Mani Goal 62'
Attendance: 10,177
Referee: Claudia Umpierrez (Uruguay)

Group D[change | change source]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
United States United States 3 2 1 0 4 1 +3 7
Australia Australia 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
Sweden Sweden 3 0 3 0 4 4 0 3
Nigeria Nigeria 3 0 1 2 3 6 –3 1
8 June 2015 Sweden  3–3  Nigeria Winnipeg Stadium, Winnipeg
15:00 CDT (UTC−5) Oparanozie Goal 21' (o.g.)
Fischer Goal 31'
Sembrant Goal 60'
Report Okobi Goal 50'
Oshoala Goal 53'
Ordega Goal 87'
Attendance: 31,148
Referee: Ri Hyang-ok (North Korea)
8 June 2015 United States  3–1  Australia Winnipeg Stadium, Winnipeg
18:30 CDT (UTC−5) Rapinoe Goal 12'78'
Press Goal 61'
Report De Vanna Goal 27' Attendance: 31,148
Referee: Claudia Umpierrez (Uruguay)

12 June 2015 Australia  2–0  Nigeria Winnipeg Stadium, Winnipeg
16:00 CDT (UTC−5) Simon Goal 29'68' Report Attendance: 32,716
Referee: Stéphanie Frappart (France)
12 June 2015 United States  0–0  Sweden Winnipeg Stadium, Winnipeg
19:00 CDT (UTC−5) Report Attendance: 32,716
Referee: Sachiko Yamagishi (Japan)

16 June 2015 Nigeria  0–1  United States BC Place, Vancouver
17:00 PDT (UTC−7) Report Wambach Goal 45' Attendance: 52,193
Referee: Kateryna Monzul (Ukraine)
16 June 2015 Australia  1–1  Sweden Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton
18:00 MDT (UTC−6) De Vanna Goal 5' Report Jakobsson Goal 15' Attendance: 10,177
Referee: Lucia Venegas (Mexico)

Group E[change | change source]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Brazil Brazil 3 3 0 0 4 0 +4 9
South Korea South Korea 3 1 1 1 4 5 –1 4
Costa Rica Costa Rica 3 0 2 1 3 4 –1 2
Spain Spain 3 0 1 2 2 4 –2 1
9 June 2015 Spain  1–1  Costa Rica Olympic Stadium, Montreal
16:00 EDT (UTC−4) Losada Goal 13' Report R. Rodríguez Goal 14' Attendance: 10,175
Referee: Salomé di Iorio (Argentina)
9 June 2015 Brazil  2–0  South Korea Olympic Stadium, Montreal
19:00 EDT (UTC−4) Formiga Goal 33'
Marta Goal 53' (pen.)
Report Attendance: 10,175
Referee: Esther Staubli (Switzerland)

13 June 2015 Brazil  1–0  Spain Olympic Stadium, Montreal
16:00 EDT (UTC−4) Alves Goal 44' Report Attendance: 28,623
Referee: Carol Chenard (Canada)
13 June 2015 South Korea  2–2  Costa Rica Olympic Stadium, Montreal
19:00 EDT (UTC−4) Ji So-yun Goal 21' (pen.)
Jeon Ga-eul Goal 25'
Report Herrera Goal 17'
Villalobos Goal 89'
Attendance: 28,623
Referee: Carina Vitulano (Italy)

17 June 2015 Costa Rica  0–1  Brazil Moncton Stadium, Moncton
20:00 ADT (UTC−3) Report Raquel Goal 83' Attendance: 9,543
Referee: Efthalia Mitsi (Greece)
17 June 2015 South Korea  2–1  Spain Lansdowne Stadium, Ottawa
19:00 EDT (UTC−4) Cho So-hyun Goal 53'
Kim Soo-yun Goal 78'
Report Boquete Goal 29' Attendance: 21,562
Referee: Anna-Marie Keighley (New Zealand)

Group F[change | change source]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
France France 3 2 0 1 6 2 +4 6
England England 3 2 0 1 4 3 +1 6
Colombia Colombia 3 1 1 1 4 3 +1 4
Mexico Mexico 3 0 1 2 2 8 –6 1
9 June 2015 France  1–0  England Moncton Stadium, Moncton
14:00 ADT (UTC−3) Le Sommer Goal 29' Report Attendance: 11,686
Referee: Efthalia Mitsi (Greece)
9 June 2015 Colombia  1–1  Mexico Moncton Stadium, Moncton
17:00 ADT (UTC−3) Montoya Goal 82' Report V. Pérez Goal 36' Attendance: 11,686
Referee: Therese Neguel (Cameroon)

13 June 2015 France  0–2  Colombia Moncton Stadium, Moncton
14:00 ADT (UTC−3) Report Andrade Goal 19'
Usme Goal 90+3'
Attendance: 13,138
Referee: Qin Liang (China)
13 June 2015 England  2–1  Mexico Moncton Stadium, Moncton
17:00 ADT (UTC−3) Kirby Goal 71'
Carney Goal 82'
Report Ibarra Goal 90+1' Attendance: 13,138
Referee: Anna-Marie Keighley (New Zealand)

17 June 2015 Mexico  0–5  France Lansdowne Stadium, Ottawa
16:00 EDT (UTC−4) Report Delie Goal 1'
Ruiz Goal 9' (o.g.)
Le Sommer Goal 13'36'
Henry Goal 80'
Attendance: 21,562
Referee: Sachiko Yamagishi (Japan)
17 June 2015 England  2–1  Colombia Olympic Stadium, Montreal
16:00 EDT (UTC−4) Carney Goal 15'
Williams Goal 38' (pen.)
Report Andrade Goal 90+4' Attendance: 13,862
Referee: Carol Chenard (Canada)

Third placed teams[change | change source]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Colombia 3 1 1 1 4 3 +1 4
Netherlands Netherlands 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
  Switzerland 3 1 0 2 11 4 +7 3
Sweden Sweden 3 0 3 0 4 4 0 3
 Thailand 3 1 0 2 3 10 –7 3
 Costa Rica 3 0 2 1 3 4 –1 2

Knockout stage[change | change source]

Bracket[change | change source]

 
Round of 16Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
              
 
20 June – Edmonton
 
 
 China PR1
 
26 June – Ottawa
 
 Cameroon0
 
 China PR0
 
22 June – Edmonton
 
 United States1
 
 United States2
 
30 June – Montreal
 
 Colombia0
 
 United States2
 
20 June – Ottawa
 
 Germany0
 
 Germany4
 
26 June – Montreal
 
 Sweden1
 
 Germany (pen.)1 (5)
 
21 June – Montreal
 
 France1 (4)
 
 France3
 
5 July – Vancouver
 
 South Korea0
 
 United States5
 
21 June – Moncton
 
 Japan2
 
 Brazil0
 
27 June – Edmonton
 
 Australia1
 
 Australia0
 
23 June – Vancouver
 
 Japan1
 
 Japan2
 
1 July – Edmonton
 
 Netherlands1
 
 Japan2
 
22 June – Ottawa
 
 England1 Third place play-off
 
 Norway1
 
27 June – Vancouver 4 July – Edmonton
 
 England2
 
 England2 Germany0
 
21 June – Vancouver
 
 Canada1  England (aet)1
 
 Canada1
 
 
  Switzerland0
 

Round of 16[change | change source]

Germany 4 – 1 Sweden
Mittag Goal 24'
Šašić Goal 36' (pen.)78'
Marozsán Goal 88'
Report Sembrant Goal 82'
Lansdowne Stadium, Ottawa
Attendance: 22,486
Referee: Ri Hyang-ok

China PR 1 – 0 Cameroon
Wang Shanshan Goal 12' Report
Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton
Attendance: 15,958
Referee: Bibiana Steinhaus

Brazil 0 – 1 Australia
Report Simon Goal 80'
Moncton Stadium, Moncton
Attendance: 12,054
Referee: Teodora Albon

France 3 – 0 South Korea
Delie Goal 4'48'
Thomis Goal 8'
Report
Olympic Stadium, Montreal
Attendance: 15,518
Referee: Salomé di Iorio

Canada 1 – 0  Switzerland
Bélanger Goal 52' Report
Attendance: 53,855
Referee: Anna-Marie Keighley

Norway 1 – 2 England
Gulbrandsen Goal 54' Report Houghton Goal 61'
Bronze Goal 76'
Lansdowne Stadium, Ottawa
Attendance: 19,829
Referee: Esther Staubli

United States 2 – 0 Colombia
Morgan Goal 53'
Lloyd Goal 66' (pen.)
Report
Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton
Attendance: 19,412
Referee: Stéphanie Frappart

Japan 2 – 1 Netherlands
Ariyoshi Goal 10'
Sakaguchi Goal 78'
Report Van de Ven Goal 90+2'
Attendance: 28,717
Referee: Lucila Venegas

Quarter-finals[change | change source]

26 June 2015 Germany  1–1 (a.e.t.)
(5–4 p)
 France Olympic Stadium, Montreal
16:00 EDT (UTC−4) Šašić Goal 84' (pen.) Report Nécib Goal 64' Attendance: 24,859
Referee: Carol Chenard (Canada)
Penalties
Behringer Penalty scored
Laudehr Penalty scored
Peter Penalty scored
Marozsán Penalty scored
Šašić Penalty scored
Penalty scored Thiney
Penalty scored Abily
Penalty scored Nécib
Penalty scored Renard
Penalty missed Lavogez
26 June 2015 China PR  0–1  United States Lansdowne Stadium, Ottawa
19:30 EDT (UTC−4) Report Lloyd Goal 51' Attendance: 24,141
Referee: Carina Vitulano (Italy)
27 June 2015 Australia  0–1  Japan Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton
14:00 MDT (UTC−6) Report Iwabuchi Goal 87' Attendance: 19,814
Referee: Kateryna Monzul (Ukraine)
27 June 2015 England  2–1  Canada BC Place, Vancouver
16:30 PDT (UTC−7) Taylor Goal 11'
Bronze Goal 14'
Report Sinclair Goal 42' Attendance: 54,027
Referee: Claudia Umpierrez (Uruguay)

Semi-finals[change | change source]

30 June 2015 United States  2–0  Germany Olympic Stadium, Montreal
19:00 EDT (UTC−4) Lloyd Goal 69' (pen.)
O'Hara Goal 84'
Report Attendance: 51,176
Referee: Teodora Albon (Romania)
1 July 2015 Japan  2–1  England Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton
17:00 MDT (UTC−6) Miyama Goal 33' (pen.)
Bassett Goal 90+2' (o.g.)
Report Williams Goal 40' (pen.) Attendance: 31,467
Referee: Anna-Marie Keighley (New Zealand)

Third place play-off[change | change source]

4 July 2015 Germany  0–1 (a.e.t.)  England Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton
14:00 MDT (UTC−6) Report Williams Goal 108' (pen.) Attendance: 21,483
Referee: Ri Hyang-ok (North Korea)

Final[change | change source]

5 July 2015 United States  5–2  Japan BC Place, Vancouver
16:00 PDT (UTC−7) Lloyd Goal 3'5'16'
Holiday Goal 14'
Heath Goal 54'
Report Ōgimi Goal 27'
Johnston Goal 52' (o.g.)
Attendance: 53,341
Referee: Kateryna Monzul (Ukraine)

Statistics[change | change source]

Top scorers[change | change source]

6 goals
5 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
1 own goal
2 own goals

Team rankings[change | change source]

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 United States United States 7 6 1 0 14 3 +11 19
2 Japan Japan 7 6 0 1 11 8 +3 18
3 England England 7 5 0 2 10 7 +3 15
4 Germany Germany 7 3 2 2 20 6 +14 11
Eliminated in the Quarterfinals
5 France France 5 3 1 1 10 3 +7 10
6 Canada Canada 5 2 2 1 4 3 +1 8
7 Australia Australia 5 2 1 2 5 5 0 7
8 China China 5 2 1 2 4 4 0 7
Eliminated in the Round of 16
9 Brazil Brazil 4 3 0 1 4 1 +3 9
10 Norway Norway 4 2 1 1 9 4 +5 7
11 Cameroon Cameroon 4 2 0 2 9 4 +5 6
12 Colombia Colombia 4 1 1 2 4 5 –1 4
13 Netherlands Netherlands 4 1 1 2 3 4 –1 4
14 South Korea South Korea 4 1 1 2 4 8 –4 4
15 Switzerland Switzerland 4 1 0 3 11 5 +6 3
16 Sweden Sweden 4 0 3 1 5 8 –3 3
Eliminated at the Group stage
17  Thailand 3 1 0 2 3 10 –9 3
18  Costa Rica 3 0 2 1 3 4 –1 2
19  New Zealand 3 0 2 1 2 3 –1 2
20  Spain 3 0 1 2 2 4 –2 1
21  Nigeria 3 0 1 2 3 6 –3 1
22  Mexico 3 0 1 2 2 8 –6 1
23  Ivory Coast 3 0 0 3 3 16 –13 0
24  Ecuador 3 0 0 3 1 17 –16 0

References[change | change source]

  1. FIFA.com. "FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019™ - Matches - FIFA.com". www.fifa.com.
  2. https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/early-lead/wp/2015/01/21/womens-world-cup-players-withdraw-turf-war-lawsuit-against-fifa-canada-soccer-association/ 1.21.2015 Washington Post

Other websites[change | change source]