16 days to go

The number of participating teams at the FIFA Women's World Cup™ increased from 12 to 16 teams for the third edition of the competition at USA 1999.

Sixteen teams have participated at USA 1999, USA 2003, China PR 2007 and Germany 2011. Now, this year at Canada 2015, 24 teams will participate for the first time, with eight teams set to compete at their first-ever Women's World Cup.