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


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


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


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


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


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


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]

20 June 2015
16:00 EDT (UTC−4)
Germany  4 – 1  Sweden Lansdowne Stadium, Ottawa
Attendance: 22,486
Referee: Ri Hyang-ok
Mittag Goal 24'
Šašić Goal 36' (pen.)78'
Marozsán Goal 88'
Report Sembrant Goal 82'

20 June 2015
17:30 MDT (UTC−6)
China PR  1 – 0  Cameroon Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton
Attendance: 15,958
Referee: Bibiana Steinhaus
Wang Shanshan Goal 12' Report

21 June 2015
14:00 ADT (UTC−3)
Brazil  0 – 1  Australia Moncton Stadium, Moncton
Attendance: 12,054
Referee: Teodora Albon
Report Simon Goal 80'

21 June 2015
16:00 EDT (UTC−4)
France  3 – 0  South Korea Olympic Stadium, Montreal
Attendance: 15,518
Referee: Salomé di Iorio
Delie Goal 4'48'
Thomis Goal 8'
Report

21 June 2015
16:30 PDT (UTC−7)
Canada  1 – 0   Switzerland BC Place, Vancouver
Attendance: 53,855
Referee: Anna-Marie Keighley
Bélanger Goal 52' Report

22 June 2015
17:00 EDT (UTC−4)
Norway  1 – 2  England Lansdowne Stadium, Ottawa
Attendance: 19,829
Referee: Esther Staubli
Gulbrandsen Goal 54' Report Houghton Goal 61'
Bronze Goal 76'

22 June 2015
18:00 MDT (UTC−6)
United States  2 – 0  Colombia Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton
Attendance: 19,412
Referee: Stéphanie Frappart
Morgan Goal 53'
Lloyd Goal 66' (pen.)
Report

23 June 2015
19:00 PDT (UTC−7)
Japan  2 – 1  Netherlands BC Place, Vancouver
Attendance: 28,717
Referee: Lucila Venegas
Ariyoshi Goal 10'
Sakaguchi Goal 78'
Report Van de Ven Goal 90+2'

Quarter-finals[change | change source]

Semi-finals[change | change source]

Third place play-off[change | change source]

Final[change | change source]

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]