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2011 FIFA Women's World Cup
Tournament details
Host country Germany
Dates 26 June – 17 July
Teams 16 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s) 9 (in 9 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Flag of Japan.svg Japan (1st title)
Runners-up Flag of the United States.svg United States
Third place Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden
Fourth place Flag of France.svg France
Tournament statistics
Matches played 32
Goals scored 86 (2.69 per match)
Attendance 845,751 (26,430 per match)
Top scorer(s) Japan Homare Sawa
(5 goals)
Best player Japan Homare Sawa
2007
2015

The 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup was the sixth FIFA Women's World Cup tournament. The tournament was on June 26 to July 17. The champions were Japan, beating United States 2(3)-2(1) with penalty shots. Because of Japan's victory, Japan became the first Asian team to win any FIFA World Cup!

The final was played in the Commerzbank Arena in Frankfurt, Germany. The defending champions, Germany, lost to Japan during the quarter-finals.

Qualified Teams

AFC (3):

  • Australia Australia
  • Japan Japan (Champions)
  • North Korea North Korea

CAF (2):

  • Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea
  • Nigeria Nigeria

CONCACAF (3):

  • Canada Canada
  • Mexico Mexico
  • United States United States

  • Brazil Brazil
  • Colombia Columbia

OFC (1):

  • New Zealand New Zealand

UEFA (5):

  • England England
  • France France
  • Germany Germany (Hosts)
  • Norway Norway
  • Sweden Sweden

Groups

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Flag of Germany.svg Germany 3 3 0 0 7 3 +4 9
Flag of France.svg France 3 2 0 1 7 4 +3 6
Flag of Nigeria.svg Nigeria 3 1 0 2 1 2 −1 3
Flag of Canada.svg Canada 3 0 0 3 1 7 −6 0

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Flag of England.svg England 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 7
Flag of Japan.svg Japan 3 2 0 1 6 3 +3 6
Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico 3 0 2 1 3 7 −4 2
Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand 3 0 1 2 4 6 −2 1

Group C

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden 3 3 0 0 4 1 +3 9
Flag of the United States.svg United States 3 2 0 1 6 2 +4 6
Flag of North Korea.svg Korea DPR 3 0 1 2 0 3 −3 1
Flag of Colombia.svg Colombia 3 0 1 2 0 4 −4 1

Group D

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Flag of Brazil.svg Brazil 3 3 0 0 7 0 +7 9
Flag of Australia.svg Australia 3 2 0 1 5 4 +1 6
Flag of Norway.svg Norway 3 1 0 2 2 5 −3 3
Flag of Equatorial Guinea.svg Equatorial Guinea 3 0 0 3 2 7 −5 0

Knockout Stage

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
9 July        
 Germany Germany  0
13 July
 Japan Japan (aet)  1  
 Japan Japan  3
10 July
   Sweden Sweden  1  
 Sweden Sweden  3
17 July
 Australia Australia  1  
 Japan Japan (pen)  2 (3)
9 July
   United States United States  2 (1)

 England England  1 (3)
13 July
 France France (pen)  1 (4)  
 France France  1
10 July
   United States United States  3

 
 Brazil Brazil  2 (3)
 United States United States (pen)  2 (5)

 

Awards

Golden Ball Silver Ball Bronze Ball
Japan Homare Sawa United States Abby Wambach United States Hope Solo

Top goalscorer (Golden Boot)

Golden Boot Silver Boot Bronze Boot
Japan Homare Sawa Brazil Marta United States Abby Wambach

Other awards

Best Goalkeeper Best Young Player FIFA Fair Play Trophy
United States Hope Solo Australia Caitlin Foord Japan Japan

All-Star Team

Goalkeepers Defenders Midfielders Forwards

Japan Ayumi Kaihori
United States Hope Solo

Australia Elise Kellond-Knight
Brazil Érika
England Alex Scott
France Sonia Bompastor
France Laura Georges
Germany Saskia Bartusiak

England Jill Scott
Equatorial Guinea Genoveva Añonma
France Louisa Necib
Japan Aya Miyama
Japan Shinobu Ohno
Japan Homare Sawa
Germany Kerstin Garefrekes
Sweden Caroline Seger
United States Shannon Boxx
United States Lauren Cheney

Brazil Marta
Sweden Lotta Schelin
United States Abby Wambach

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