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2015 FIFA Women's World Cup
Tournament details
Host country Canada
Dates 6 June – 5 July
Teams 24
Venue(s) (in 6 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  United States (3rd title)
Runner-up  Japan
Third place  England
Fourth place  Germany
Tournament statistics
Matches played 52
Goals scored 146 (2.81 per match)
Attendance 1,353,506 (26,029 per match)
Top scorer(s) Germany Célia Šašić &
United States Carli Lloyd
(6 goals)
Best player United States Carli Lloyd
2011

The 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup was the seventh FIFA Women's World Cup, hosted by Canada. The tournament began on 6 June and ended on 5 July. In a rematch of the 2011 final, the defending champions Japan met the United States. The USA scored four goals in the first 16 minutes, with three by Carli Lloyd, on their way to a 5–2 win and their third Women's World Cup title.

Teams

2015 womens world cup qualification
     Qualified      Did not qualify     Did not enter      Country does not have a women's team

Venues

The cities of Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Montreal and Moncton hosted matches.

Vancouver Edmonton Winnipeg Ottawa
BC Place Commonwealth Stadium Winnipeg Stadium Lansdowne Stadium
49°16′36″N 123°6′43″W / 49.27667°N 123.11194°W / 49.27667; -123.11194 (BC Place) 53°33′35″N 113°28′34″W / 53.55972°N 113.47611°W / 53.55972; -113.47611 (Commonwealth Stadium) 49°48′28″N 97°8′45″W / 49.80778°N 97.14583°W / 49.80778; -97.14583 (Investors Group Field) 45°23′53.44″N 75°41′1.14″W / 45.3981778°N 75.68365°W / 45.3981778; -75.68365 (Frank Clair Stadium)
Capacity: 54,500 Capacity: 53,058 Capacity: 33,422 Capacity: 24,000
Surface: Polytan LigaTurf Surface: FieldTurf Duraspine Surface: FieldTurf Revolution Surface: FieldTurf
BC Place 2015 Women's FIFA World Cup.jpg Commonwealth.jpg Investors Group CANnwt vs USnwt.png TDPlace.jpg
Montreal Moncton
Olympic Stadium Moncton Stadium
45°33′28″N 73°33′7″W / 45.55778°N 73.55194°W / 45.55778; -73.55194 (Olympic Stadium) 46°6′30″N 64°47′0″W / 46.10833°N 64.783333°W / 46.10833; -64.783333 (Moncton Stadium)
Capacity: 61,004 Capacity: 13,000
Surface: Xtreme Turf Surface: FieldTurf
Olympic Stadium Soccer.JPG New moncton stadium.JPG

Artificial turf

Some believe that artificial turf causes more injuries than normal grass. More than 50 players have protested the use of artificial turf, saying that it is sexist. They filed a lawsuit against FIFA, however, they dropped the lawsuit in January of 2015.

Group stage

FIFA Womens World Cup 2015
     Semi-finals      Quarter-finals      Round of 16      Group stage
Key to colours in group tables
Team advanced to the Round of 16

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Canada Canada 3 1 2 0 2 1 +1 5
People's Republic of China China 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
Netherlands Netherlands 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
New Zealand New Zealand 3 0 2 1 2 3 –1 2
6 June 2015
Canada Canada 1 – 0  China
New Zealand New Zealand 0 – 1 Netherlands Netherlands
11 June 2015
China People's Republic of China 1 – 0 Netherlands Netherlands
Canada Canada 0 – 0  New Zealand
15 June 2015
Netherlands Netherlands 1 – 1  Canada
China People's Republic of China 2 – 2  New Zealand

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Germany Germany 3 2 1 0 15 1 +14 7
Norway Norway 3 2 1 0 8 2 +6 7
Thailand Thailand 3 1 0 2 3 10 –7 3
Côte d'Ivoire Ivory Coast 3 0 0 3 3 16 –13 0
7 June 2015
Norway Norway 4 – 0  Thailand
Germany Germany 10 – 0  Ivory Coast
11 June 2015
Germany Germany 1 – 1  Norway
Canada Côte d'Ivoire 2 – 3  Thailand
15 June 2015
Thailand Thailand 0 – 4  Germany
China Côte d'Ivoire 1 – 3  Norway

Group C

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Japan Japan 3 3 0 0 4 1 +2 9
Cameroon Cameroon 3 2 0 1 9 3 +5 6
Switzerland Switzerland 3 1 0 2 11 4 +8 3
Ecuador Ecuador 3 0 0 3 1 17 –15 0
8 June 2015
Cameroon Cameroon 6 – 0  Ecuador
Japan Japan 1 – 0  Switzerland
12 June 2015
Switzerland Switzerland 10 – 1  Ecuador
Japan Japan 2 – 1  Cameroon
16 June 2015
Ecuador Ecuador 0 – 1  Japan
Switzerland Switzerland 1 – 2  Cameroon

Group D

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
United States United States 3 2 1 0 4 1 +3 7
Australia Australia 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
Sweden Sweden 3 0 3 0 4 4 0 3
Nigeria Nigeria 3 0 1 2 3 6 –3 1
8 June 2015
Sweden Sweden 3 – 3  Nigeria
United States United States 3 – 1  Australia
12 June 2015
Australia Australia 2 – 0  Nigeria
United States United States 0 – 0  Sweden
16 June 2015
Nigeria Nigeria 0 – 1  United States
Australia Australia 1 – 1  Sweden

Group E

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Brazil Brazil 3 3 0 0 4 0 +4 9
South Korea South Korea 3 1 1 1 4 5 –1 4
Costa Rica Costa Rica 3 0 2 1 3 4 –1 2
Spain Spain 3 0 1 2 2 4 –2 1
9 June 2015
Spain Spain 1 – 1  Costa Rica
Brazil Brazil 2 – 0  South Korea
13 June 2015
Brazil Brazil 1 – 0  Spain
South Korea South Korea 2 – 2  Costa Rica
17 June 2015
Costa Rica Costa Rica 0 – 1  Brazil
South Korea South Korea 2 – 1  Spain

Group F

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
France France 3 2 0 1 6 2 +4 6
England England 3 2 0 1 4 3 +1 6
Colombia Colombia 3 1 1 1 4 3 +1 4
Mexico Mexico 3 0 1 2 2 8 –6 1
9 June 2015
France France 1 – 0  England
Colombia Colombia 1 – 1  Mexico
13 June 2015
France France 0 – 2  Colombia
England England 2 – 1  Mexico
17 June 2015
Mexico Mexico 0 – 5  France
England England 2 – 1  Colombia

Third placed teams

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Colombia 3 1 1 1 4 3 +1 4
Netherlands Netherlands 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
 Switzerland 3 1 0 2 11 4 +7 3
Sweden Sweden 3 0 3 0 4 4 0 3
 Thailand 3 1 0 2 3 10 –7 3
 Costa Rica 3 0 2 1 3 4 –1 2

Knockout stage

Bracket

Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                           
20 June – Edmonton            
 People's Republic of China China  1
26 June – Ottawa
  Cameroon  0  
 People's Republic of China China  0
22 June – Edmonton
   United States United States  1  
 United States United States  2
30 June – Montreal
  Colombia  0  
 United States United States  2
20 June – Ottawa
   Germany Germany  0  
 Germany Germany  4
26 June – Montreal
 Sweden Sweden  1  
 Germany Germany (p)  1(5)
21 June – Montreal
    France  1(4)  
  France  3
5 July – Vancouver
  South Korea  0  
 United States United States  5
21 June – Moncton
   Japan Japan  2


 Brazil Brazil  0
27 June – Edmonton
  Australia  1  
  Australia  0
23 June – Vancouver
   Japan Japan  1  
 Japan Japan  2
1 July – Edmonton
 Netherlands Netherlands  1  
 Japan Japan  2
22 June – Ottawa
   England England  1


  Third place
 Norway Norway  1
27 June – Vancouver 4 July – Edmonton
  England  2  
  England  2  Germany Germany  0
21 June – Vancouver
   Canada Canada  1


   England England (aet)  1
 Canada Canada  1
  Switzerland  0


 

Round of 16

20 June 2015
16:00 EDT (UTC−4)
Germany  4 – 1 Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden Lansdowne Stadium, Ottawa
Attendance: 22,486
Referee: Ri Hyang-ok
Mittag Goal 24'
Šašić Goal 36' (pen.)78'
Marozsán Goal 88'
Report Sembrant Goal 82'

20 June 2015
17:30 MDT (UTC−6)
China PR  1 – 0 Flag of Cameroon.svg Cameroon Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton
Attendance: 15,958
Referee: Bibiana Steinhaus
Wang Shanshan Goal 12' Report

21 June 2015
14:00 ADT (UTC−3)
Brazil  0 – 1 Flag of Australia.svg Australia Moncton Stadium, Moncton
Attendance: 12,054
Referee: Teodora Albon
Report Simon Goal 80'

21 June 2015
16:00 EDT (UTC−4)
France  3 – 0 Flag of South Korea.svg Korea Republic Olympic Stadium, Montreal
Attendance: 15,518
Referee: Salomé di Iorio
Delie Goal 4'48'
Thomis Goal 8'
Report

21 June 2015
16:30 PDT (UTC−7)
Canada  1 – 0 Flag of Switzerland.svg Switzerland BC Place, Vancouver
Attendance: 53,855
Referee: Anna-Marie Keighley
Bélanger Goal 52' Report

22 June 2015
17:00 EDT (UTC−4)
Norway  1 – 2 Flag of England.svg England Lansdowne Stadium, Ottawa
Attendance: 19,829
Referee: Esther Staubli
Gulbrandsen Goal 54' Report Houghton Goal 61'
Bronze Goal 76'

22 June 2015
18:00 MDT (UTC−6)
United States  2 – 0 Flag of Colombia.svg Colombia Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton
Attendance: 19,412
Referee: Stéphanie Frappart
Morgan Goal 53'
Lloyd Goal 66' (pen.)
Report

23 June 2015
19:00 PDT (UTC−7)
Japan  2 – 1 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands BC Place, Vancouver
Attendance: 28,717
Referee: Lucila Venegas
Ariyoshi Goal 10'
Sakaguchi Goal 78'
Report Van de Ven Goal 90+2'

Statistics

Top scorers

6 goals
  • England Laura Bassett (playing against Japan)
  • Mexico Jennifer Ruiz (playing against France)
  • Nigeria Desire Oparanozie (playing against Sweden)
  • United States Julie Johnston (playing against Japan)
  • Ecuador Angie Ponce (in the same match, playing against Switzerland)

Team rankings

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 United States United States 7 6 1 0 14 3 +11 19
2 Japan Japan 7 6 0 1 11 8 +3 18
3 England England 7 5 0 2 10 7 +3 15
4 Germany Germany 7 3 2 2 20 6 +14 11
Eliminated in the Quarterfinals
5 France France 5 3 1 1 10 3 +7 10
6 Canada Canada 5 2 2 1 4 3 +1 8
7 Australia Australia 5 2 1 2 5 5 0 7
8 People's Republic of China China 5 2 1 2 4 4 0 7
Eliminated in the Round of 16
9 Brazil Brazil 4 3 0 1 4 1 +3 9
10 Norway Norway 4 2 1 1 9 4 +5 7
11 Cameroon Cameroon 4 2 0 2 9 4 +5 6
12 Colombia Colombia 4 1 1 2 4 5 –1 4
13 Netherlands Netherlands 4 1 1 2 3 4 –1 4
14 South Korea South Korea 4 1 1 2 4 8 –4 4
15 Switzerland Switzerland 4 1 0 3 11 5 +6 3
16 Sweden Sweden 4 0 3 1 5 8 –3 3
Eliminated at the Group stage
17  Thailand 3 1 0 2 3 10 –9 3
18  Costa Rica 3 0 2 1 3 4 –1 2
19  New Zealand 3 0 2 1 2 3 –1 2
20  Spain 3 0 1 2 2 4 –2 1
21  Nigeria 3 0 1 2 3 6 –3 1
22  Mexico 3 0 1 2 2 8 –6 1
23  Ivory Coast 3 0 0 3 3 16 –13 0
24  Ecuador 3 0 0 3 1 17 –16 0

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