FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019™
June 07 - July 07

FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019™

FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019™

Final Tournament Standing

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USA retain gold in groundbreaking event

  • USA conquered as France hosted the greatest-ever #FIFAWWC

  • The Netherlands, Sweden, Italy and Argentina exceeded expectations

  • We look at the stars of France 2019

THE TOURNAMENT REPLAYED – “There will be a before and after the Women’s World Cup 2019,” said FIFA President Gianni Infantino at the closing press conference of the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™.

The 'during' was certainly eventful, as USA retained the title they won at Canada 2015 and lifted the trophy for a fourth time. Runners-up in only their second appearance in the competition, the Netherlands continue to make history of their own, two years after winning the European title, while Sweden claimed a top-three finish for the fourth time. As for France, they fulfilled their promise to stage the greatest Women’s World Cup of all time.

The champions Led by their two captains, Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe, USA cruised through the group stage, which they began with a tournament-record 13-0 defeat of Thailand. When tested by world-class opposition in the shape of Spain, France and England in the knockout rounds, the Americans found a way, scoring early in each match and withstanding everything their opponents had to throw at them. And when it came to the final hurdle, the USWNT lived up to their reputation, beating the Netherlands thanks to stellar performances from Rapinoe and breakthrough star Rose Lavelle.

MATCHES

Tournament News

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - OCTOBER 22: Rachel Corsie of Scotland celebrates scoring her team's second goalduring the FIFA Women's World Cup 2023 Qualifier group B match between Scotland and Hungary at on October 22, 2021 in Glasgow , United Kingdom. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
Leuven, Belgium - October 21 : Justine Vanhaevermaet midfielder of Belgium celebrates scoring a goal with teammates during the FIFA Women s World Cup 2023 in Australia and New Zealand Qualifying Round Match between Belgium and Kosovo on October 21, 2021 in Leuven, Belgium, 21/10/2021 ( Belgium v Kosovo Women s World Cup 2023 Qualifying PhotoNews/Panoramic PUBLICATIONxINxGERxSUIxAUTxHUNxONLY
PETAH TIQWA, ISRAEL - OCTOBER 21: Germany players celebrate after a goal during the FIFA Women's World Cup 2023 Qualifier group H match between Israel and Germany at on October 21, 2021 in Tel Aviv , Israel. (Photo by Lior Mizrahi#/Getty Images)
Foto Manuel Geisser 22.10.2021 Zürich : Letzigrund Stadion Zürich Saison 2021/2022 Herren Fussball Frauen WM Qualifikation Schweiz - Rumänien Torjubel Coumba Sow - Svenja Fölmli (Schweiz) *** Photo Manuel Geisser 22 10 2021 Zurich Letzigrund Stadion Zurich Season 2021 2022 Men Football Women World Cup Qualification Switzerland Romania Goal celebration Coumba Sow Svenja Fölmli Switzerland
210921 Guro Reiten, Frida Maanum, Amalie Vevle Eikeland and Caroline Graham Hansen of Norway celebrate after the 0-1 goal during the FIFA Women s World Cup Qualifier football match between Kosovo and Norway on September 21, 2021 in Pristina. Photo: Vegard Wivestad Grott / BILDBYRAN / kod VG / VG0172
CHEMNITZ, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 21: Lea Schueller (L) of Germany in action with Dejana Stefanovic of Serbia during the FIFA Women's World Cup 2023 Qualifier group H match between Germany and Serbia at Stadion an der Gellertstrasse on September 21, 2021 in Chemnitz , Germany. (Photo by Thomas Eisenhuth/Getty Images)
Germany Serbia 21 09 2021 Chemnitz, 21 09 2021, Stadion an der Gellertstrasse, Football, Womens International Match, World Cup Qualification, Group H, Germany vs Serbia , In the picture Goal for Germany Lea Schueller 7, GER scores the 2 1 and cheers
Southampton, England, 17th September 2021. Bethany England of England celebrates with Jill Scott after scoring to make it 5-0 during the FIFA 2023 Women s World Cup Qualifying match at St Mary s Stadium, Southampton. Picture credit should read: Paul Terry / Sportimage
GRENOBLE, FRANCE - JUNE 18: Khadija Shaw of Jamaica is closed down by Steph Catley of Australia during the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup France group C match between Jamaica and Australia at Stade des Alpes on June 18, 2019 in Grenoble, France. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 26: Alanna Kennedy and Steph Catley of the Matildas describe how they reacted to the announcement during a media opportunity following the successful bid for Australia & New Zealand to host the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup, at Hickson Road Reserve, The Rocks on June 26, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 15: Stephanie Catley of Melbourne City is challenged by Kyra Cooney-Cross of Western Sydney Wanderers during the W-League Semi Final match between Melbourne City and the Western Sydney Wanderers at ABD Stadium on March 15, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Jack Thomas/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 26: Matildas vice-captain, Steph Catley poses during a media opportunity following the successful bid for Australia & New Zealand to host the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup, at Hickson Road Reserve, The Rocks on June 26, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 26: (L-R) Hannah Wilkinson of New Zealand, Tameka Yallop of Australia, Paige Satchell of New Zealand and Annalie Longo of New Zealand pose after the announcement of the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup hosts at Eden Park on June 26, 2020 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 26: Alanna Kennedy and Steph Catley of the Matildas describe how they reacted to the announcement during a media opportunity following the successful bid for Australia & New Zealand to host the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup, at Hickson Road Reserve, The Rocks on June 26, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 26: Tameka Yallop of Australia (L) and Paige Satchell of New Zealand (R) pose after the announcement of the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup hosts at Eden Park on June 26, 2020 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 26: Matildas vice-captain, Steph Catley poses during a media opportunity following the successful bid for Australia & New Zealand to host the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup, at Hickson Road Reserve, The Rocks on June 26, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Tournament News

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 26: Alanna Kennedy and Steph Catley of the Matildas describe how they reacted to the announcement during a media opportunity following the successful bid for Australia & New Zealand to host the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup, at Hickson Road Reserve, The Rocks on June 26, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

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FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY - JULY 17: Saki Kumagai of Japan (R) embraces Ayumi Kaihori of Japan after scoring the decision goal after winning 5-3 after penalty shoot-out the FIFA Women's World Cup Final match between Japan and USA at the FIFA World Cup stadium Frankfurt on July 17, 2011 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Getty Images)

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SHANGHAI, CHINA - SEPTEMBER 30: Nadine Angerer (R) of Germany resuces the penalty of Marta (L) of Brazil during the Women's World Cup 2007 Final match between Brazil and Germany at the Shanghai Hongkou Football Stadium September 30, 2007 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Bongarts/Getty Images)

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CARSON, CA - OCTOBER 12: Stefanie Gottschlich #19 Germany celebrates their 2-1 victory over Sweden in overtime of the FIFA Women''s World Cup Final on October 12, 2003 at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

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LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES - JULY 10: 1999 Women's World Cup Final: USA - CHINA 5:4 Brandi Chastain celebrates her winning penalty kick (Photo by Lutz Bongarts/Bongarts/Getty Images)

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SWEDEN - JUNE 18:  WM 1995 in Schweden, Finale; Deutschland - Norwegen (GER - NOR) 0:2; Silvia NEID/GER enttaeuscht, Jubel bei Norwegen  (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)

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FIFA Women's World Cup China PR 1991, Norway - USA (NOR - USA) 1:2, Match No 26, Final, Guangzhou.

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