FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019™
7 June - 7 July

FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019™

FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019™

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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.

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LYON, FRANCE - JULY 07: During the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup France Final match between USA and The Netherlands at Stade de Lyon on July 07, 2019 in Lyon, France. (Photo by Cathrin Mueller - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

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AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - APRIL 02: FIFA U20 World Cup CEO Dave Beeche speaks to school children after NZ Idol Judge Stan Walker was announced as an ambassador for the FIFA U20 World Cup at Sutton Park School on April 2, 2015 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

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BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - APRIL 13: Northern Ireland players celebrate victory in the UEFA Women's Euro 2022 Play-off match between Northern Ireland and Ukraine at Seaview on April 13, 2021 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

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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)

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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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