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2015 FIFA Women's World Cup Final
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United States players celebrate after lifting the trophy.
Event 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup
Date 5 July 2015
Venue BC Place, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Referee Kateryna Monzul (Ukraine)
Attendance 53,341
Weather Sunny
25 °C (77 °F)
← 2011

The 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup Final was the final game of the women's soccer tournament to determine the winners of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, It took place on July 5, 2015 at BC Place, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It was played between Japan and the United States, this was also a rematch of the 2011 final which Japan won on penalties. The United States won 5–2, winning its first title in sixteen years and becoming the first team to win three Women's World Cup finals.

Road to the final

United States Round Japan
Opponent Result Group stage Opponent Result
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Australia 3–1 Match 1 Flag of Switzerland (Pantone).svg Switzerland 1–0
Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden 0–0 Match 2 Flag of Cameroon.svg Cameroon 2–1
Flag of Nigeria.svg Nigeria 1–0 Match 3 Flag of Ecuador.svg Ecuador 1–0
Group D
Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Flag of the United States.svg United States 3 7
2 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Australia 3 4
3 Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden 3 3
4 Flag of Nigeria.svg Nigeria 3 1
Source: FIFA
Final standing
Group C
Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Flag of Japan.svg Japan 3 9
2 Flag of Cameroon.svg Cameroon 3 6
3 Flag of Switzerland (Pantone).svg Switzerland 3 3
4 Flag of Ecuador.svg Ecuador 3 0
Source: FIFA
Opponent Result Knockout stage Opponent Result
Flag of Colombia.svg Colombia 2–0 Round of 16 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands 2–1
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg China 1–0 Quarter-finals Flag of Australia (converted).svg Australia 1–0
Flag of Germany.svg Germany 2–0 Semi-finals Flag of England.svg England 2–1



5 July 2015
16:00 PDT (UTC−7)
United States  5–2 Flag of Japan.svg Japan BC Place, Vancouver
Attendance: 53,341
Referee: Kateryna Monzul (Ukraine)
Lloyd Goal 3'5'16'
Holiday Goal 14'
Heath Goal 54'
Report Ōgimi Goal 27'
Johnston Goal 52' (o.g.)
United States
GK 1 Hope Solo
RB 11 Ali Krieger
CB 19 Julie Johnston
CB 4 Becky Sauerbrunn
LB 22 Meghan Klingenberg
RM 17 Tobin Heath Substituted off in the 79th minute 79'
CM 12 Lauren Holiday
CM 14 Morgan Brian
LM 15 Megan Rapinoe Substituted off in the 61st minute 61'
CF 13 Alex Morgan Substituted off in the 86th minute 86'
CF 10 Carli Lloyd (c)
DF 5 Kelley O'Hara Substituted on in the 61st minute 61'
FW 20 Abby Wambach Substituted on in the 79th minute 79'
DF 3 Christie Rampone Substituted on in the 86th minute 86'
Jill Ellis
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GK 18 Ayumi Kaihori
RB 19 Saori Ariyoshi
CB 3 Azusa Iwashimizu Substituted off in the 33rd minute 33'
CB 4 Saki Kumagai
LB 5 Aya Sameshima
RM 9 Nahomi Kawasumi Substituted off in the 39th minute 39'
CM 6 Mizuho Sakaguchi
CM 13 Rumi Utsugi
LM 8 Aya Miyama (c)
CF 11 Shinobu Ohno Substituted off in the 60th minute 60'
CF 17 Yūki Ōgimi
MF 10 Homare Sawa Booked in the 82nd minute 82' Substituted on in the 33rd minute 33'
FW 15 Yuika Sugasawa Substituted on in the 39th minute 39'
FW 16 Mana Iwabuchi Booked in the 85th minute 85' Substituted on in the 60th minute 60'
Norio Sasaki

Player of the Match:
Carli Lloyd (United States)

Assistant referees:
Nataliya Rachynska (Ukraine)
Yolanda Parga (Spain)
Fourth official:
Claudia Umpierrez (Uruguay)
Fifth official:
Loreto Toloza (Chile)

Match rules:

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra time if necessary.
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still tied.
  • Twelve named eligible substitutes.
  • Maximum of three substitutions.


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See also

Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Anexo:Final de la Copa Mundial Femenina de Fútbol de 2015 para niños

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