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1991 FIFA Women's World Cup Final

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Date  30 November 1991
Attendance  63,000
1991 FIFA Women's World Cup Final
Event  1991 FIFA Women's World Cup
Venue  Tianhe Stadium, Guangzhou
Referee  Vadim Zhuk (Soviet Union)

The 1991 FIFA Women's World Cup Final was a football match that took place on 30 November 1991 at Tianhe Stadium in Guangzhou, China. It was played between Norway and the United States to determine the winner of the 1991 FIFA Women's World Cup. The United States beat Norway 2–1, with two goals from Michelle Akers-Stahl, to become winners of the first ever FIFA Women's World Cup.

Background

The final was contested by Norway, who rebounded from a stunning 4–0 defeat by host nation China PR to qualify from their group. They then dispatched Italy and historic rivals Sweden in the knockout rounds to reach the final. The other team in the final was the United States, who went undefeated throughout the competition, thrashing highly rated Germany 5–2 in the semi-final.

References

1991 FIFA Women's World Cup Final Wikipedia


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