FIFA Women's World Cup USA 1999
19 June - 10 July

FIFA Women's World Cup USA 1999™

FIFA Women's World Cup USA 1999

Final Tournament Standing

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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.

MATCHES

Tournament News

10 Jul 1999: The Pre Game Show before the Women's World Cup at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Califirnia. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Laforet /Allsport

FIFA Women's World Cup USA 1999

Hallowed Turf: Rose Bowl

12 Jan 2021

#WorldCupAtHome | USA vs China PR (USA 1999)

FIFA Women's World Cup USA 1999

#WorldCupAtHome | USA vs China PR (USA 1999)

28 Mar 2020

Carli Lloyd: USA team in 1999 paved the way

FIFA Women's World Cup USA 1999

Carli Lloyd: USA team in 1999 paved the way

4 Oct 2017

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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1999 FIFA Women's World Cup Final: USA 0-0 China PR (5-4 pens)

2 Jul 2015

4 Jul 1999: Sun Wen #9 of China fights for the ball with Linda Medalen #10 of Norway.

FIFA Women's World Cup USA 1999

Sun Wen: 1999 final was great for football

4 Jun 2015