June 19 - July 10
FIFA Women's World Cup USA 1999™
adidas Golden Ball
FIFA Fair Play award
adidas Golden Boot
adidas Bronze Shoe
Ann Kristin AARONES
adidas Bronze Ball
Records crash as USA rejoice
USA claim second Women’s World Cup, this time on home soil
90,185 attend final at Pasadena’s Rose Bowl
Shining Sissi, sparkling Sun Wen & Chastain’s celebration
The final FIFA Women's World Cup™ of the 20th century launched a new era of success for women's football and was undoubtedly a milestone in the history of women's sports.
For three solid weeks, 320 of the best female football players in the world gathered across the United States to stage an event of unprecedented proportions. The tournament was played in huge stadiums for the first time, and new heights were reached for attendance, media coverage and television audiences.
Spectator figures topped 660,000, the media numbered near 2,500. All 32 games were broadcast live on national television, and an estimated 40 million viewers in the U.S. alone watched the American hosts capture their second World Cup title, thrilling a nation and becoming the story of the year.