2015 FIFA Women's World Cup

2015 edition of the FIFA Women's World Cup

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.[1] 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.

2015 FIFA Women's World Cup
Coupe du monde féminine de la FIFA 2015
Celebrating with the Cup (19619676440).jpg
United States celebrating with the Cup
Tournament details
Host countryCanada
Dates6 June – 5 July
Teams24 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)6 (in 6 host cities)
Final positions
Champions United States (3rd title)
Runners-up Japan
Third place England
Fourth place Germany
Tournament statistics
Matches played52
Goals scored146 (2.81 per match)
Attendance1,353,506 (26,029 per match)
Top scorer(s)United States Carli Lloyd
Germany Célia Šašić
(6 goals each)
Best player(s)United States Carli Lloyd
Best young playerCanada Kadeisha Buchanan
Best goalkeeperUnited States Hope Solo
Fair play award France
2011
2019

TeamsEdit

 
  Qualified
  Did not qualify
  Did not enter
  Country does not have a women's team

VenuesEdit

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 75.6836500°W / 45.3981778; -75.6836500 (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
       
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 64.78333°W / 46.10833; -64.78333 (Moncton Stadium)
Capacity: 61,004 Capacity: 13,000
Surface: Xtreme Turf Surface: FieldTurf
   

Artificial turfEdit

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 2015.[2]

Group stageEdit

 
  Semi-finals
  Quarter-finals
  Round of 16
  Group stage
Key to colours in group tables
Team advanced to the Round of 16

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Canada 3 1 2 0 2 1 +1 5
  China 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
  Netherlands 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
  New Zealand 3 0 2 1 2 3 –1 2
6 June 2015 Canada   1–0   China PR Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton
16:00 MDT (UTC−6) Sinclair   90+2' (pen.) Report Attendance: 53,058
Referee: Kateryna Monzul (Ukraine)
6 June 2015 New Zealand   0–1   Netherlands Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton
19:00 MDT (UTC-6) Report Martens   33' Attendance: 53,058
Referee: Quetzalli Alvarado (Mexico)

11 June 2015 China PR   1–0   Netherlands Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton
16:00 MDT (UTC−6) Wang Lisi   90+1' Report Attendance: 35,544
Referee: Yeimy Martinez (Colombia)
11 June 2015 Canada   0–0   New Zealand Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton
19:00 MDT (UTC−6) Report Attendance: 35,544
Referee: Bibiana Steinhaus (Germany)

15 June 2015 Netherlands   1–1   Canada Olympic Stadium, Montreal
19:30 EDT (UTC−4) Van de Ven   87' Report Lawrence   10' Attendance: 45,420
Referee: Ri Hyang-ok (North Korea)
15 June 2015 China PR   2–2   New Zealand Winnipeg Stadium, Winnipeg
18:30 CDT (UTC−5) Wang Lisi   41' (pen.)
Wang Shanshan   60'
Report Stott   28'
Wilkinson   64'
Attendance: 26,191
Referee: Katalin Kulcsár (Hungary)

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Germany 3 2 1 0 15 1 +14 7
  Norway 3 2 1 0 8 2 +6 7
  Thailand 3 1 0 2 3 10 –7 3
  Ivory Coast 3 0 0 3 3 16 –13 0
7 June 2015 Norway   4–0   Thailand Lansdowne Stadium, Ottawa
13:00 EDT (UTC−4) Rønning   16'
Herlovsen   29'34'
Hegerberg   68'
Report Attendance: 20,953
Referee: Anna-Marie Keighley (New Zealand)
7 June 2015 Germany   10–0   Ivory Coast Lansdowne Stadium, Ottawa
16:00 EDT (UTC−4) Šašić   3'14'31'
Mittag   29'35'64'
Laudehr   71'
Däbritz   75'
Behringer   79'
Popp   85'
Report Attendance: 20,953
Referee: Carol Anne Chenard (Canada)

11 June 2015 Germany   1–1   Norway Lansdowne Stadium, Ottawa
16:00 EDT (UTC−4) Mittag   6' Report Mjelde   61' Attendance: 18,987
Referee: Teodora Albon (Romania)
11 June 2015 Ivory Coast   2–3   Thailand Lansdowne Stadium, Ottawa
19:00 EDT (UTC−4) N'Guessan   4'
Nahi   88'
Report Srimanee   26'45+3'
Chawong   75'
Attendance: 18,987
Referee: Margaret Domka (United States)

15 June 2015 Thailand   0–4   Germany Winnipeg Stadium, Winnipeg
15:00 CDT (UTC−5) Report Leupolz   24'
Petermann   56'58'
Däbritz   73'
Attendance: 26,191
Referee: Gladys Lengwe (Zambia)
15 June 2015 Ivory Coast   1–3   Norway Moncton Stadium, Moncton
17:00 ADT (UTC−3) N'Guessan   71' Report Hegerberg   6'62'
Gulbrandsen   67'
Attendance: 7,147
Referee: Salomé di Iorio (Argentina)

Group CEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Japan 3 3 0 0 4 1 +2 9
  Cameroon 3 2 0 1 9 3 +5 6
  Switzerland 3 1 0 2 11 4 +8 3
  Ecuador 3 0 0 3 1 17 –15 0
8 June 2015 Cameroon   6–0   Ecuador BC Place, Vancouver
16:00 PDT (UTC−7) Ngono Mani   34'
Enganamouit   36'73'90+4' (pen.)
Manie   44' (pen.)
Onguéné   79' (pen.)
Report Attendance: 25,942
Referee: Katalin Kulcsár (Hungary)
8 June 2015 Japan   1–0    Switzerland BC Place, Vancouver
19:00 PDT (UTC−7) Miyama   29' (pen.) Report Attendance: 25,942
Referee: Lucila Venegas (Mexico)

12 June 2015 Switzerland   10–1   Ecuador BC Place, Vancouver
16:00 PDT (UTC−7) Ponce   24' (o.g.)71' (o.g.)
Aigbogun   45+2'
Humm   47'49'52'
Bachmann   60' (pen.)61'81'
Moser   76'
Report Ponce   64' (pen.) Attendance: 31,441
Referee: Rita Gani (Malaysia)
12 June 2015 Japan   2–1   Cameroon BC Place, Vancouver
19:00 PDT (UTC−7) Sameshima   6'
Sugasawa   17'
Report Nchout   90' Attendance: 31,441
Referee: Pernilla Larsson (Sweden)

16 June 2015 Ecuador   0–1   Japan Winnipeg Stadium, Winnipeg
16:00 CDT (UTC−5) Report Ōgimi   5' Attendance: 14,522
Referee: Melissa Borjas (Honduras)
16 June 2015 Switzerland   1–2   Cameroon Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton
15:00 MDT (UTC−6) Crnogorčević   24' Report Onguéné   47'
Ngono Mani   62'
Attendance: 10,177
Referee: Claudia Umpierrez (Uruguay)

Group DEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  United States 3 2 1 0 4 1 +3 7
  Australia 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
  Sweden 3 0 3 0 4 4 0 3
  Nigeria 3 0 1 2 3 6 –3 1
8 June 2015 Sweden   3–3   Nigeria Winnipeg Stadium, Winnipeg
15:00 CDT (UTC−5) Oparanozie   21' (o.g.)
Fischer   31'
Sembrant   60'
Report Okobi   50'
Oshoala   53'
Ordega   87'
Attendance: 31,148
Referee: Ri Hyang-ok (North Korea)
8 June 2015 United States   3–1   Australia Winnipeg Stadium, Winnipeg
18:30 CDT (UTC−5) Rapinoe   12'78'
Press   61'
Report De Vanna   27' Attendance: 31,148
Referee: Claudia Umpierrez (Uruguay)

12 June 2015 Australia   2–0   Nigeria Winnipeg Stadium, Winnipeg
16:00 CDT (UTC−5) Simon   29'68' Report Attendance: 32,716
Referee: Stéphanie Frappart (France)
12 June 2015 United States   0–0   Sweden Winnipeg Stadium, Winnipeg
19:00 CDT (UTC−5) Report Attendance: 32,716
Referee: Sachiko Yamagishi (Japan)

16 June 2015 Nigeria   0–1   United States BC Place, Vancouver
17:00 PDT (UTC−7) Report Wambach   45' Attendance: 52,193
Referee: Kateryna Monzul (Ukraine)
16 June 2015 Australia   1–1   Sweden Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton
18:00 MDT (UTC−6) De Vanna   5' Report Jakobsson   15' Attendance: 10,177
Referee: Lucia Venegas (Mexico)

Group EEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Brazil 3 3 0 0 4 0 +4 9
  South Korea 3 1 1 1 4 5 –1 4
  Costa Rica 3 0 2 1 3 4 –1 2
  Spain 3 0 1 2 2 4 –2 1
9 June 2015 Spain   1–1   Costa Rica Olympic Stadium, Montreal
16:00 EDT (UTC−4) Losada   13' Report R. Rodríguez   14' Attendance: 10,175
Referee: Salomé di Iorio (Argentina)
9 June 2015 Brazil   2–0   South Korea Olympic Stadium, Montreal
19:00 EDT (UTC−4) Formiga   33'
Marta   53' (pen.)
Report Attendance: 10,175
Referee: Esther Staubli (Switzerland)

13 June 2015 Brazil   1–0   Spain Olympic Stadium, Montreal
16:00 EDT (UTC−4) Alves   44' Report Attendance: 28,623
Referee: Carol Chenard (Canada)
13 June 2015 South Korea   2–2   Costa Rica Olympic Stadium, Montreal
19:00 EDT (UTC−4) Ji So-yun   21' (pen.)
Jeon Ga-eul   25'
Report Herrera   17'
Villalobos   89'
Attendance: 28,623
Referee: Carina Vitulano (Italy)

17 June 2015 Costa Rica   0–1   Brazil Moncton Stadium, Moncton
20:00 ADT (UTC−3) Report Raquel   83' Attendance: 9,543
Referee: Efthalia Mitsi (Greece)
17 June 2015 South Korea   2–1   Spain Lansdowne Stadium, Ottawa
19:00 EDT (UTC−4) Cho So-hyun   53'
Kim Soo-yun   78'
Report Boquete   29' Attendance: 21,562
Referee: Anna-Marie Keighley (New Zealand)

Group FEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  France 3 2 0 1 6 2 +4 6
  England 3 2 0 1 4 3 +1 6
  Colombia 3 1 1 1 4 3 +1 4
  Mexico 3 0 1 2 2 8 –6 1
9 June 2015 France   1–0   England Moncton Stadium, Moncton
14:00 ADT (UTC−3) Le Sommer   29' Report Attendance: 11,686
Referee: Efthalia Mitsi (Greece)
9 June 2015 Colombia   1–1   Mexico Moncton Stadium, Moncton
17:00 ADT (UTC−3) Montoya   82' Report V. Pérez   36' Attendance: 11,686
Referee: Therese Neguel (Cameroon)

13 June 2015 France   0–2   Colombia Moncton Stadium, Moncton
14:00 ADT (UTC−3) Report Andrade   19'
Usme   90+3'
Attendance: 13,138
Referee: Qin Liang (China)
13 June 2015 England   2–1   Mexico Moncton Stadium, Moncton
17:00 ADT (UTC−3) Kirby   71'
Carney   82'
Report Ibarra   90+1' Attendance: 13,138
Referee: Anna-Marie Keighley (New Zealand)

17 June 2015 Mexico   0–5   France Lansdowne Stadium, Ottawa
16:00 EDT (UTC−4) Report Delie   1'
Ruiz   9' (o.g.)
Le Sommer   13'36'
Henry   80'
Attendance: 21,562
Referee: Sachiko Yamagishi (Japan)
17 June 2015 England   2–1   Colombia Olympic Stadium, Montreal
16:00 EDT (UTC−4) Carney   15'
Williams   38' (pen.)
Report Andrade   90+4' Attendance: 13,862
Referee: Carol Chenard (Canada)

Third placed teamsEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Colombia 3 1 1 1 4 3 +1 4
  Netherlands 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
   Switzerland 3 1 0 2 11 4 +7 3
  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 stageEdit

BracketEdit

 
Round of 16Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
              
 
20 June – Edmonton
 
 
  China PR1
 
26 June – Ottawa
 
  Cameroon0
 
  China PR0
 
22 June – Edmonton
 
  United States1
 
  United States2
 
30 June – Montreal
 
  Colombia0
 
  United States2
 
20 June – Ottawa
 
  Germany0
 
  Germany4
 
26 June – Montreal
 
  Sweden1
 
  Germany (pen.)1 (5)
 
21 June – Montreal
 
  France1 (4)
 
  France3
 
5 July – Vancouver
 
  South Korea0
 
  United States5
 
21 June – Moncton
 
  Japan2
 
  Brazil0
 
27 June – Edmonton
 
  Australia1
 
  Australia0
 
23 June – Vancouver
 
  Japan1
 
  Japan2
 
1 July – Edmonton
 
  Netherlands1
 
  Japan2
 
22 June – Ottawa
 
  England1 Third place play-off
 
  Norway1
 
27 June – Vancouver 4 July – Edmonton
 
  England2
 
  England2  Germany0
 
21 June – Vancouver
 
  Canada1   England (aet)1
 
  Canada1
 
 
   Switzerland0
 

Round of 16Edit

Germany  4 – 1  Sweden
Mittag   24'
Šašić   36' (pen.)78'
Marozsán   88'
Report Sembrant   82'
Lansdowne Stadium, Ottawa
Attendance: 22,486
Referee: Ri Hyang-ok

China PR  1 – 0  Cameroon
Wang Shanshan   12' Report
Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton
Attendance: 15,958
Referee: Bibiana Steinhaus

Brazil  0 – 1  Australia
Report Simon   80'
Moncton Stadium, Moncton
Attendance: 12,054
Referee: Teodora Albon

France  3 – 0  South Korea
Delie   4'48'
Thomis   8'
Report
Olympic Stadium, Montreal
Attendance: 15,518
Referee: Salomé di Iorio

Canada  1 – 0   Switzerland
Bélanger   52' Report
Attendance: 53,855
Referee: Anna-Marie Keighley

Norway  1 – 2  England
Gulbrandsen   54' Report Houghton   61'
Bronze   76'
Lansdowne Stadium, Ottawa
Attendance: 19,829
Referee: Esther Staubli

United States  2 – 0  Colombia
Morgan   53'
Lloyd   66' (pen.)
Report
Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton
Attendance: 19,412
Referee: Stéphanie Frappart

Japan  2 – 1  Netherlands
Ariyoshi   10'
Sakaguchi   78'
Report Van de Ven   90+2'
Attendance: 28,717
Referee: Lucila Venegas

Quarter-finalsEdit

26 June 2015 Germany   1–1 (a.e.t.)
(5–4 p)
  France Olympic Stadium, Montreal
16:00 EDT (UTC−4) Šašić   84' (pen.) Report Nécib   64' Attendance: 24,859
Referee: Carol Chenard (Canada)
Penalties
Behringer  
Laudehr  
Peter  
Marozsán  
Šašić  
  Thiney
  Abily
  Nécib
  Renard
  Lavogez
26 June 2015 China PR   0–1   United States Lansdowne Stadium, Ottawa
19:30 EDT (UTC−4) Report Lloyd   51' Attendance: 24,141
Referee: Carina Vitulano (Italy)
27 June 2015 Australia   0–1   Japan Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton
14:00 MDT (UTC−6) Report Iwabuchi   87' Attendance: 19,814
Referee: Kateryna Monzul (Ukraine)
27 June 2015 England   2–1   Canada BC Place, Vancouver
16:30 PDT (UTC−7) Taylor   11'
Bronze   14'
Report Sinclair   42' Attendance: 54,027
Referee: Claudia Umpierrez (Uruguay)

Semi-finalsEdit

30 June 2015 United States   2–0   Germany Olympic Stadium, Montreal
19:00 EDT (UTC−4) Lloyd   69' (pen.)
O'Hara   84'
Report Attendance: 51,176
Referee: Teodora Albon (Romania)
1 July 2015 Japan   2–1   England Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton
17:00 MDT (UTC−6) Miyama   33' (pen.)
Bassett   90+2' (o.g.)
Report Williams   40' (pen.) Attendance: 31,467
Referee: Anna-Marie Keighley (New Zealand)

Third place play-offEdit

4 July 2015 Germany   0–1 (a.e.t.)   England Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton
14:00 MDT (UTC−6) Report Williams   108' (pen.) Attendance: 21,483
Referee: Ri Hyang-ok (North Korea)

FinalEdit

5 July 2015 United States   5–2   Japan BC Place, Vancouver
16:00 PDT (UTC−7) Lloyd   3'5'16'
Holiday   14'
Heath   54'
Report Ōgimi   27'
Johnston   52' (o.g.)
Attendance: 53,341
Referee: Kateryna Monzul (Ukraine)

StatisticsEdit

Top scorersEdit

6 goals
5 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
1 own goal
2 own goals

Team rankingsEdit

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   United States 7 6 1 0 14 3 +11 19
2   Japan 7 6 0 1 11 8 +3 18
3   England 7 5 0 2 10 7 +3 15
4   Germany 7 3 2 2 20 6 +14 11
Eliminated in the Quarterfinals
5   France 5 3 1 1 10 3 +7 10
6   Canada 5 2 2 1 4 3 +1 8
7   Australia 5 2 1 2 5 5 0 7
8   China 5 2 1 2 4 4 0 7
Eliminated in the Round of 16
9   Brazil 4 3 0 1 4 1 +3 9
10   Norway 4 2 1 1 9 4 +5 7
11   Cameroon 4 2 0 2 9 4 +5 6
12   Colombia 4 1 1 2 4 5 –1 4
13   Netherlands 4 1 1 2 3 4 –1 4
14   South Korea 4 1 1 2 4 8 –4 4
15   Switzerland 4 1 0 3 11 5 +6 3
16   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

ReferencesEdit

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