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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 playerUnited 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 of 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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Quarter-finalsEdit

Semi-finalsEdit

Third place play-offEdit

FinalEdit

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

  1. FIFA.com. "FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019™ - Matches - FIFA.com". www.fifa.com.
  2. https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/early-lead/wp/2015/01/21/womens-world-cup-players-withdraw-turf-war-lawsuit-against-fifa-canada-soccer-association/ 1.21.2015 Washington Post

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