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1988 FIFA Women's Invitation Tournament

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Champions  Norway
Third place  Brazil
Runners-up  Sweden
Fourth place  China PR
1988 FIFA Women's Invitation Tournament
Dates  1 June 1988 (1988-06-01)-12 June 1988 (1988-06-12)

The 1988 FIFA Women's Invitation Tournament, or International Women's Football Tournament, was an invitational international women's football tournament organized by FIFA in China from 1 to 12 June 1988. The competition was a test to study if a global women's World Cup was feasible following the experience of non-FIFA invitational competitions such as the Mundialito (1981–88) and the Women's World Invitational Tournament (1978–87). The competition was a success and on 30 June FIFA approved the establishment of an official World Cup for 1991, which would also be held in China.

Twelve national teams took part in the competition – four from UEFA, three from AFC, two from CONCACAF and one from CONMEBOL, CAF and OFC. European champion Norway defeated Sweden 1–0 in the final to win the tournament, while Brazil clinched the bronze by beating the hosts in a penalty shootout. Australia, Canada, the Netherlands and the United States also reached the final stages.

All-Star Team

The all star team was voted by the Chinese press.

  • Elisabeth Leidinge
  • Liv Strædet
  • Marie Karlsson
  • Heidi Støre
  • Eva Zeikfalvy
  • Roseli
  • Linda Medalen
  • Carin Jennings
  • Sun Qingmei
  • Cebola
  • Ellen Scheel
  • References

    1988 FIFA Women's Invitation Tournament Wikipedia