2011 FIFA Women's World Cup

2011 edition of the FIFA Women's World Cup

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!

2011 FIFA Women's World Cup
Tournament details
Host countryGermany
Dates26 June – 17 July
Teams16 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)9 (in 9 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Japan (1st title)
Runners-up United States
Third place Sweden
Fourth place France
Tournament statistics
Matches played32
Goals scored86 (2.69 per match)
Attendance845,751 (26,430 per match)
Top scorer(s)Japan Homare Sawa
(5 goals)
Best playerJapan Homare Sawa
2007
2015

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

Qualified TeamsEdit

AFC (3):

  •   Australia
  •   Japan (Champions)
  •   North Korea


CAF (2):

  •   Equatorial Guinea
  •   Nigeria


CONCACAF (3):

  •   Canada
  •   Mexico
  •   United States


  •   Brazil
  •   Columbia


OFC (1):

  •   New Zealand


UEFA (5):

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

GroupsEdit

Group AEdit

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

Group BEdit

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

Group CEdit

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

Group DEdit

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

Knockout StageEdit

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
9 July        
   Germany  0
13 July
   Japan (aet)  1  
   Japan  3
10 July
     Sweden  1  
   Sweden  3
17 July
   Australia  1  
   Japan (pen)  2 (3)
9 July
     United States  2 (1)
   England  1 (3)
13 July
   France (pen)  1 (4)  
   France  1
10 July
     United States  3  
   Brazil  2 (3)
   United States (pen)  2 (5)  

AwardsEdit

Golden Ball Silver Ball Bronze Ball
  Homare Sawa   Abby Wambach   Hope Solo

Top goalscorer (Golden Boot)Edit

Golden Boot Silver Boot Bronze Boot
  Homare Sawa   Marta   Abby Wambach

Other awardsEdit

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

All-Star TeamEdit

Goalkeepers Defenders Midfielders Forwards

  Ayumi Kaihori
  Hope Solo

  Elise Kellond-Knight
  Érika
  Alex Scott
  Sonia Bompastor
  Laura Georges
  Saskia Bartusiak

  Jill Scott
  Genoveva Añonma
  Louisa Necib
  Aya Miyama
  Shinobu Ohno
  Homare Sawa
  Kerstin Garefrekes
  Caroline Seger
  Shannon Boxx
  Lauren Cheney

  Marta
  Lotta Schelin
  Abby Wambach