2007 FIFA Women's World Cup

The 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup, the fifth edition of the FIFA Women's World Cup, was an international association football competition for women held in China from 10 to 30 September 2007.[1] Originally, China was to host the 2003 edition, but the outbreak of SARS in that country forced that event to be moved to the United States. FIFA immediately granted the 2007 event to China, which meant that no new host nation was chosen competitively until the voting was held for the 2011 Women's World Cup.

The tournament opened with a record-breaking match in Shanghai, as Germany beat Argentina 11–0 to register the biggest win and the highest scoring match in Women's World Cup history, records which stood until 2019. The tournament ended with Germany defeating Brazil 2–0 in the final, having never surrendered a goal in the entire tournament. The Germans became the first national team in FIFA Women's World Cup history to retain their title.

The golden goal rule for extra time in knockout matches was eliminated by FIFA, although none of the matches went to extra time or required a penalty shootout.

2007 FIFA Women's World Cup
2007年女子世界杯足球赛
2007 Nián nǚzǐ shìjièbēi zúqiú sài
2007 FIFA Women's World Cup
Tournament details
Host countryChina
Dates10–30 September
Teams16 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)5 (in 5 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Germany (2nd title)
Runners-up Brazil
Third place United States
Fourth place Norway
Tournament statistics
Matches played32
Goals scored111 (3.47 per match)
Attendance1,156,955 (36,155 per match)
Top scorer(s)Brazil Marta (7 goals)
Best player(s)Brazil Marta
Best goalkeeperGermany Nadine Angerer
Fair play award Norway

Teams

Africa (CAF)
Asia (AFC)
North America, Central America & Caribbean (CONCACAF)
Europe (UEFA)
Oceania (OFC)
South America (CONMEBOL)

Venues

The venues selected to host the competition were:[2]

Tianjin
2007 FIFA Women's World Cup (China)
Tianjin Olympic Centre Stadium
Capacity: 60,000
Tianjin Olympic Center Stadium
Wuhan
Wuhan Stadium
Capacity: 55,000
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Hangzhou Chengdu Shanghai
Yellow Dragon Sports Center Chengdu Sports Centre Hongkou Stadium
Capacity: 51,000 Capacity: 40,000 Capacity: 33,000
Hangzhou-yellow-dragon-stad Chengdu Sports Center Hongkou Stadium in Shanghai

Draw

The group draw took place on 22 April 2007 in Wuhan after the completion of the qualifying rounds.[3]

FIFA automatically seeded the host and defending champions, slotting China and Germany into Group D and Group A, respectively.[4] The FIFA Women's World Ranking for March 2007 was used to determine the teams to occupy the other seeded positions, B1 and C1.[5] United States were ranked first, Germany second and Norway third,[6] so the United States and Norway were also seeded.

Also, no two teams from the same confederation could draw each other, except for those from UEFA, where a maximum of two teams from UEFA could be drawn into the same group. Group B quickly became dubbed the group of death[7] since three of the top five teams in the world were drawn in this group — the USA (1st), Sweden (3rd) and Korea DPR (5th), according to the June 2007 FIFA Women's World Rankings, the last to be released before the tournament. The same four teams were drawn together in Group A in the 2003 FIFA Women's World Cup,[7] on that occasion the USA and Sweden progressed to the knockout stages.

Group stage

FIFA Womens World Cup 2007
Participating countries and their results

All times are local (UTC+8).

Tiebreakers

Teams are ranked on the following criteria:

  1. Greater number of points in all group matches
  2. Goal difference in all group matches
  3. Greater number of goals scored in all group matches
  4. Greatest number of points in matches between teams
  5. Goal difference in matches between teams
  6. Greatest number of goals scored in matches between teams
  7. Fair play criteria based on red and yellow cards received
  8. Drawing of lots by the FIFA Organising Committee

Group A

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Germany 3 2 1 0 13 0 +13 7
2  England 3 1 2 0 8 3 +5 5
3  Japan 3 1 1 1 3 4 −1 4
4  Argentina 3 0 0 3 1 18 −17 0
Germany 11–0 Argentina
Behringer Goal 12'24'
Garefrekes Goal 17'
Prinz Goal 29'45+1'59'
Lingor Goal 51'90+1'
Smisek Goal 57'70'79'
Report
England 2–2 Japan
K. Smith Goal 81'83' Report Miyama Goal 55'90+5'
Argentina 0–1 Japan
Report Nagasato Goal 90+1'
Germany 0–0 England
Report
Argentina 1–6 England
González Goal 60' Report González Goal 9' (o.g.)
J. Scott Goal 10'
Williams Goal 50' (pen.)
K. Smith Goal 64'77'
Exley Goal 90' (pen.)
Japan 0–2 Germany
Report Prinz Goal 21'
Lingor Goal 87' (pen.)

Group B

The four teams were also paired in the same group in 2003.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  United States 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 7
2  North Korea 3 1 1 1 5 4 +1 4
3  Sweden 3 1 1 1 3 4 −1 4
4  Nigeria 3 0 1 2 1 4 −3 1
United States 2–2 North Korea
Wambach Goal 50'
O'Reilly Goal 69'
Report Kil Son-Hui Goal 58'
Kim Yong-Ae Goal 60'
Sweden 1–1 Nigeria
Svensson Goal 50' Report Uwak Goal 82'
United States 2–0 Sweden
Wambach Goal 34' (pen.)58' Report
North Korea 2–0 Nigeria
Kim Kyong-Hwa Goal 17'
Ri Kum-Suk Goal 21'
Report
North Korea 1–2 Sweden
Ri Un Suk Goal 22' Report Schelin Goal 4'54'
Nigeria 0–1 United States
Report Chalupny Goal 1'

Group C

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Norway 3 2 1 0 10 4 +6 7
2  Australia 3 1 2 0 7 4 +3 5
3  Canada 3 1 1 1 7 4 +3 4
4  Ghana 3 0 0 3 3 15 −12 0
Australia 4–1 Ghana
Walsh Goal 15'
De Vanna Goal 57'81'
Garriock Goal 69'
Report Amankwa Goal 70'
Norway 2–1 Canada
R. Gulbrandsen Goal 52'
Horpestad Goal 81'
Report Chapman Goal 33'
Canada 4–0 Ghana
Sinclair Goal 16'62'
Schmidt Goal 55'
Franko Goal 77'
Report
Norway 1–1 Australia
R. Gulbrandsen Goal 5' Report De Vanna Goal 83'
Norway 7–2 Ghana
Storløkken Goal 4'
R. Gulbrandsen Goal 39'59'62'
Horpestad Goal 45' (pen.)
Herlovsen Goal 56'
Klaveness Goal 69'
Report Bayor Goal 73'
Okoe Goal 80' (pen.)
Australia 2–2 Canada
McCallum Goal 53'
Salisbury Goal 90+2'
Report Tancredi Goal 1'
Sinclair Goal 85'

Group D

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Brazil 3 3 0 0 10 0 +10 9
2  China PR (H) 3 2 0 1 5 6 −1 6
3  Denmark 3 1 0 2 4 4 0 3
4  New Zealand 3 0 0 3 0 9 −9 0

(H): Host.

Brazil 5–0 New Zealand
Daniela Goal 10'
Cristiane Goal 54'
Marta Goal 74'90+3'
Renata Costa Goal 86'
Report
China PR 3–2 Denmark
Li Jie Goal 31'
Bi Yan Goal 50'
Song Xiaoli Goal 88'
Report Nielsen Goal 51'
Paaske Goal 87'
Denmark 2–0 New Zealand
Pedersen Goal 61'
Paaske Goal 66'
Report
China PR 0–4 Brazil
Report Marta Goal 42'70'
Cristiane Goal 47'48'
China PR 2–0 New Zealand
Li Jie Goal 57'
Xie Caixia Goal 79'
Report
Brazil 1–0 Denmark
Pretinha Goal 90+1' Report

Knockout stage

Bracket

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
22 September — Wuhan
 
 
 Germany 3
 
26 September — Tianjin
 
 North Korea 0
 
 Germany 3
 
23 September — Wuhan
 
 Norway 0
 
 Norway 1
 
30 September — Shanghai
 
 China PR 0
 
 Germany 2
 
22 September — Tianjin
 
 Brazil 0
 
 United States 3
 
27 September — Hangzhou
 
 England 0
 
 United States 0
 
23 September — Tianjin
 
 Brazil 4 Third place
 
 Brazil 3
 
30 September — Shanghai
 
 Australia 2
 
 Norway 1
 
 
 United States 4
 

All times are local (UTC+8).

Quarter-finals

Germany 3–0 North Korea
Garefrekes Goal 44'
Lingor Goal 67'
Krahn Goal 72'
Report
United States 3–0 England
Wambach Goal 48'
Boxx Goal 57'
Lilly Goal 60'
Report
Norway 1–0 China PR
Herlovsen Goal 32' Report
Brazil 3–2 Australia
Formiga Goal 4'
Marta Goal 23' (pen.)
Cristiane Goal 75'
Report De Vanna Goal 36'
Colthorpe Goal 68'

Semi-finals

(All times UTC+8)

Germany 3–0 Norway
Rønning Goal 42' (o.g.)
Stegemann Goal 72'
Müller Goal 75'
Report
United States 0–4 Brazil
Report Osborne Goal 20' (o.g.)
Marta Goal 27'79'
Cristiane Goal 56'

Third place play-off

Norway 1–4 United States
R. Gulbrandsen Goal 63' Report Wambach Goal 30'46'
Chalupny Goal 58'
O'Reilly Goal 59'

Final

Germany 2–0 Brazil
Prinz Goal 52'
Laudehr Goal 86'
Report

Awards

The following awards were given for the tournament:[13]

Golden Ball Silver Ball Bronze Ball
Brazil Marta Germany Birgit Prinz Brazil Cristiane
Golden Shoe Silver Shoe Bronze Shoe
Brazil Marta United States Abby Wambach Norway Ragnhild Gulbrandsen
7 goals 6 goals 6 goals
FIFA Fair Play Award
 Norway

All-Star Team

Goalkeepers Defenders Midfielders Forwards

Germany Nadine Angerer
Norway Bente Nordby

Germany Ariane Hingst
China Li Jie
Norway Ane Stangeland Horpestad
Germany Kerstin Stegemann

Brazil Daniela
Brazil Formiga
England Kelly Smith
Germany Renate Lingor
Norway Ingvild Stensland
United States Kristine Lilly

Australia Lisa De Vanna
Brazil Marta
Brazil Cristiane
Germany Birgit Prinz

Statistics

Goalscorers

There were 111 goals scored in 32 matches, for an average of 3.47 goals per match. Marta of Brazil won the Golden Shoe award for scoring seven goals.

7 goals

6 goals

5 goals

4 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

1 own goal

Assists

3 assists

2 assists

1 assist

Source: FIFA Technical Report

Tournament ranking

Per statistical convention in football, matches decided in extra time are counted as wins and losses, while matches decided by penalty shoot-outs are counted as draws.

Pos Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Final result
1 A  Germany 6 5 1 0 21 0 +21 16 Champions
2 D  Brazil 6 5 0 1 17 4 +13 15 Runners-up
3 B  United States 6 4 1 1 12 7 +5 13 Third place
4 C  Norway 6 3 1 2 12 11 +1 10 Fourth place
5 D  China PR 4 2 0 2 5 7 −2 6 Eliminated in
quarter-finals
6 C  Australia 4 1 2 1 9 7 +2 5
7 A  England 4 1 2 1 8 6 +2 5
8 B  North Korea 4 1 1 2 5 7 −2 4
9 C  Canada 3 1 1 1 7 4 +3 4 Eliminated in
group stage
10 A  Japan 3 1 1 1 3 4 −1 4
10 B  Sweden 3 1 1 1 3 4 −1 4
12 D  Denmark 3 1 0 2 4 4 0 3
13 B  Nigeria 3 0 1 2 1 4 −3 1
14 D  New Zealand 3 0 0 3 0 9 −9 0
15 C  Ghana 3 0 0 3 3 15 −12 0
16 A  Argentina 3 0 0 3 1 18 −17 0

Coverage

Numerous TV stations around the world provided coverage of the tournament. One notable example is the Chinese-language channel CCTV-5, which also broadcast over the internet via TVUnetworks.

Monetary rewards

For the first time in FIFA Women's World Cup history, all teams received monetary bonuses according to the round they reached (all in USD):[15]

  • Champions: $1,000,000
  • Runners-up: $800,000
  • Third place: $650,000
  • Fourth place: $550,000
  • Quarter-finalists: $300,000
  • First round exit: $200,000

Other rewards

UEFA used the FIFA Women's World Cup as its qualifying tournament for the 2008 Olympic women's tournament. The best three performing UEFA teams will qualify for the Olympics. Originally it was thought that, should England make the top three European teams, they would compete under the United Kingdom banner. However, on 6 September 2007, FIFA issued a press release indicating that England are ineligible to participate in the 2008 Olympics as England does not have its own Olympic Committee.[16] For the determination of the ranking only first through fourth place, quarterfinal elimination or group phase elimination count. If there is a need to make a distinction between teams eliminated in the quarterfinal or between teams eliminated in the group phase these teams will meet in a play-off match. In no case will the points or goals (difference) count for teams eliminated before the semi-final.

Germany and Norway qualified for the Olympics at the World Cup, whereas Denmark and Sweden had to enter a play-off for the third Olympics spot. Sweden won both legs of the playoffs with a total of 7−3 on aggregate to qualify for the Olympics.

Controversies

Kenneth Heiner-Møller and Danish players accused the Chinese hosts of harassment and covert surveillance prior to China's first round match against Denmark. China's Swedish coach Marika Domanski-Lyfors and her assistant Pia Sundhage were unaware of the incidents and Heiner-Møller absolved them of any blame, although he refused to shake hands after the match.[17]

References

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  2. ^ Soccer: China Set up LOC for Women's World Cup Archived 21 May 2011 at the Wayback Machine, from Xinhua News Agency, retrieved 25 September 2006
  3. ^ "Wuhan promises Final Draw drama". FIFA.com. 17 January 2003.
  4. ^ FIFA Women's World Cup China 2007 on target. Retrieved on 16 September 2007.
  5. ^ FIFA Women's World Cup China 2007 on target. Retrieved on 16 September 2007. Archived 1 October 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ FIFA Women's World Ranking March 2007 Retrieved on 16 September 2007.
  7. ^ a b Hays, Graham (23 April 2007). "U.S. women face Group of Death scenario again". ESPNsoccernet. Archived from the original on 25 May 2011. Retrieved 17 December 2009.
  8. ^ a b Moved from 18 September Match schedule amended Archived 24 August 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ Moved from 19 September in Shanghai due to Typhoon Wipha, Match schedule amended due to typhoon Wipha Archived 21 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ Moved from 19 September in Hangzhou due to Typhoon Wipha, Australia-Canada and China-New Zealand moved to 20 Sept Archived 11 October 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  11. ^ Moved from 19 September due to Typhoon Wipha Australia-Canada and China-New Zealand moved to 20 Sept Archived 11 October 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  12. ^ Moved from 19 September due to Typhoon Wipha Match schedule amended due to typhoon Wipha Archived 21 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  13. ^ Awards 2007
  14. ^ "FIFA Women's World Cup 2007 – Technical Report: Rankings" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. p. 65 (66 of PDF). Retrieved 1 July 2019.
  15. ^ FIFA Women's World Cup China 2007 on target. Retrieved on 18 October 2006. Archived 17 October 2006 at the Wayback Machine
  16. ^ "Three European teams will book their spot to Beijing 2008". FIFA Women's World Cup China 2007. FIFA. 6 September 2007. Archived from the original on 1 October 2007. Retrieved 3 October 2007.
  17. ^ Grant Wahl (1 August 2008). "Danish coach accuses Chinese of spying at 2007 Women's World Cup". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 24 July 2013.

External links

2007 FIFA Women's World Cup Final

The final of the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup was played between Germany and Brazil. The match took place at the Hongkou Football Stadium, in Shanghai, China, on 30 September 2007.

2007 FIFA Women's World Cup Group A

Group A of the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup was one of four groups of nations competing at the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup. The group's first round of matches began on September 10 and its last matches were played on September 17. Most matches were played at the Hongkou Stadium in Shanghai. Defending champions Germany topped the group, joined in the second round by England, the only team Germany failed to beat.

All times are local (UTC+8)

2007 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification

Qualification for the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup determined which 15 teams joined China, the hosts of the 2007 tournament, to play for the Women's World Cup. Europe had 5 qualifying berths, Asia 3.5 berths (including the hosts), North and Central America 2.5 berths, Africa 2 berths, South America 2 berths and Oceania 1 berth. The 16th spot was determined through a play-off match between the third-placed teams in North/Central America and Asia.

2007 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification (UEFA)

In the UEFA qualification for the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup, the 25 teams belonging to the First Category of European women's football were drawn into five groups, from which the group winners qualified for the World Cup finals. The qualifiers begun on 9 July 2005 and concluded on 30 September 2006, with five teams qualified: Denmark, England, Germany, Norway and Sweden. Of these, the latter three had qualified for the 2003 World Cup, while Denmark and England qualified over France (second in England's group) and Russia (second in Germany's group).

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Caitlin Munoz

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