1991 FIFA Women's World Cup Final
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1991 FIFA Women's World Cup Final

1991 FIFA Women's World Cup Final
Event1991 FIFA Women's World Cup
Date30 November 1991
VenueTianhe Stadium, Guangzhou
RefereeVadim Zhuk (Soviet Union)
Attendance63,000
1995

The 1991 FIFA Women's World Cup Final was a football match that took place on 30 November 1991 at Tianhe Stadium in Guangzhou, China. It was played between Norway and the United States to determine the winner of the 1991 FIFA Women's World Cup.[1] The United States beat Norway 2-1, with two goals from Michelle Akers-Stahl, to become winners of the first ever FIFA Women's World Cup.[2][3]

Background

The final was contested by Norway, who rebounded from a stunning 4-0 defeat by host nation China PR to qualify from their group. They then dispatched Italy and historic rivals Sweden in the knockout rounds to reach the final. The other team in the final was the United States, who went undefeated throughout the competition, thrashing highly rated Germany 5-2 in the semi-final.[4][5]

Route to the final

Norway Round United States
Opponent Result Group stage Opponent Result
 China PR 0-4 Match 1  Sweden 3-2
 New Zealand 4-0 Match 2  Brazil 5-0
 Denmark 2-1 Match 3  Japan 3-0
Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 China PR 5 3 2 1 0 10 3 7
 Norway 4 3 2 0 1 6 5 1
 Denmark 3 3 1 1 1 6 4 2
 New Zealand 0 3 0 0 3 1 11 -10
Final standings
Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 United States 6 3 3 0 0 11 2 9
 Sweden 4 3 2 0 1 12 3 9
 Brazil 2 3 1 0 2 1 7 -6
 Japan 0 3 0 0 3 0 12 -12
Opponent Result Knockout stage Opponent Result
 Italy 3-2 Quarter-finals Former Chinese Taipei Football Flag.svg Chinese Taipei 7-0
 Sweden 4-1 Semi-finals  Germany 5-2

Match

Details

Attendance: 63,000
Norway[6]

Assistant referees:
Ingrid Jonsson (Sweden)
Gertrud Regus (Germany)

Match rules:

  • 80 minutes.
  • 20 minutes of extra time if necessary.
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level.
  • Maximum of two substitutions.

References

  1. ^ "FIFA Women's World Cup - China PR 1991". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Retrieved 2014.
  2. ^ "Combating a myth from Women's World Cup '91". Sports Illustrated. 14 July 1999. Archived from the original on 19 August 2000. Retrieved 2012.
  3. ^ Basler, Barbara (28 November 1991). "American women in final in soccer". The New York Times. Retrieved 2012.
  4. ^ Basler, Barbara (1 December 1991). "Soccer; U.S. women beat Norway to capture World Cup". The New York Times. Retrieved 2012.
  5. ^ Basler, Barbara (29 November 1991). "Sports Weekend; U.S. women's soccer team's message: 'No one will get in our way'". The New York Times. Retrieved 2012.
  6. ^ a b "Tactical Line-up - Norway-United States" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. pp. 50, 54. Retrieved 2013.

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