2015 FIFA Women's World Cup Final

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2015 FIFA Women's World Cup Final
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United States players celebrate after lifting the trophy.
Event2015 FIFA Women's World Cup
Date5 July 2015
VenueBC Place, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
RefereeKateryna Monzul (Ukraine)
Attendance53,341
WeatherSunny
25 °C (77 °F)[1]
2011
2019

The 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup Final was the final game of the women's soccer tournament to determine the winners of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, It took place on July 5, 2015 at BC Place, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It was played between Japan and the United States, this was also a rematch of the 2011 final which Japan won on penalties.[2] The United States won 5–2, winning its first title in sixteen years and becoming the first team to win three Women's World Cup finals.[3]

Road to the final[change | change source]

United States Round Japan
Opponent Result Group stage Opponent Result
 Australia 3–1 Match 1   Switzerland 1–0
 Sweden 0–0 Match 2  Cameroon 2–1
 Nigeria 1–0 Match 3  Ecuador 1–0
Group D
Pos Team Pld Pts
1  United States 3 7
2  Australia 3 4
3  Sweden 3 3
4  Nigeria 3 1
Source: FIFA
Final standing
Group C
Pos Team Pld Pts
1  Japan 3 9
2  Cameroon 3 6
3   Switzerland 3 3
4  Ecuador 3 0
Source: FIFA
Opponent Result Knockout stage Opponent Result
 Colombia 2–0 Round of 16  Netherlands 2–1
 China PR 1–0 Quarter-finals  Australia 1–0
 Germany 2–0 Semi-finals  England 2–1

Match[change | change source]

Details[change | change source]

United States 5–2 Japan
Lloyd Goal 3'5'16'
Holiday Goal 14'
Heath Goal 54'
Report Ōgimi Goal 27'
Johnston Goal 52' (o.g.)
Attendance: 53,341
United States[4]
Japan[4]
GK 1 Hope Solo
RB 11 Ali Krieger
CB 19 Julie Johnston
CB 4 Becky Sauerbrunn
LB 22 Meghan Klingenberg
RM 17 Tobin Heath Substituted off 79'
CM 12 Lauren Holiday
CM 14 Morgan Brian
LM 15 Megan Rapinoe Substituted off 61'
CF 13 Alex Morgan Substituted off 86'
CF 10 Carli Lloyd (c)
Substitutions:
DF 5 Kelley O'Hara Substituted in 61'
FW 20 Abby Wambach Substituted in 79'
DF 3 Christie Rampone Substituted in 86'
Manager:
Jill Ellis
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GK 18 Ayumi Kaihori
RB 19 Saori Ariyoshi
CB 3 Azusa Iwashimizu Substituted off 33'
CB 4 Saki Kumagai
LB 5 Aya Sameshima
RM 9 Nahomi Kawasumi Substituted off 39'
CM 6 Mizuho Sakaguchi
CM 13 Rumi Utsugi
LM 8 Aya Miyama (c)
CF 11 Shinobu Ohno Substituted off 60'
CF 17 Yūki Ōgimi
Substitutions:
MF 10 Homare Sawa Yellow card 82' Substituted in 33'
FW 15 Yuika Sugasawa Substituted in 39'
FW 16 Mana Iwabuchi Yellow card 85' Substituted in 60'
Manager:
Norio Sasaki

Player of the Match:
Carli Lloyd (United States)

Assistant referees:
Nataliya Rachynska (Ukraine)
Yolanda Parga (Spain)
Fourth official:
Claudia Umpierrez (Uruguay)
Fifth official:
Loreto Toloza (Chile)

Match rules:

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra time if necessary.
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still tied.
  • Twelve named eligible substitutes.
  • Maximum of three substitutions.

Statistics[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 – Matches – USA-Japan: Match Facts". FIFA.com. 5 July 2015. Retrieved 6 July 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. "Women's World Cup final: Japan beat USA on penalties". BBC Sport. 2011-07-17. Retrieved 2018-07-26.
  3. "Women's World Cup: USA 5-2 Japan". BBC Sport. 2015-07-06. Retrieved 2018-07-26.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Tactical Line-up – United States-Japan" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 5 July 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 June 2019. Retrieved 5 July 2015.
  5. "Final match report – Half time" (PDF). FIFA. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 June 2019. Retrieved 6 July 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. "Final match report" (PDF). FIFA. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 June 2019. Retrieved 6 July 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

Other websites[change | change source]