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1995 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification

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Matches played  135
Goals scored  655 (4.85 per match)
1995 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification
Teams  55 (from 6 confederations)

The qualification process for the 1995 FIFA Women's World Cup saw 54 teams from the six FIFA confederations compete for the 12 places in the tournament's finals. Sweden qualified automatically as hosts. The places were divided as follows:

Contents

  • Africa - represented by the CAF: 1 berth
  • Asia - AFC: 2
  • Europe - UEFA: 5 (Sweden qualified automatically as hosts)
  • North, Central America & the Caribbean - CONCACAF: 2
  • Oceania - OFC: 1
  • South America - CONMEBOL: 1
  • A total of 52 teams played at least one qualifying match. A total of 135 qualifying matches were played, and 655 goals were scored (an average of 4.85 per match).

    Qualified teams

    The following 12 teams qualified for the 1995 FIFA Women's World Cup:

    (h) – qualified automatically as hosts

    Africa (CAF)

    (8 teams competing for 1 berth)

    The one African team to qualify to the World Cup was the winner of the 1995 CAF Women's Championship, Nigeria. Nigeria won the tournament by defeating South Africa 11–2 on aggregate in a two-leg final.

    Final Round

    Nigeria qualified for the World Cup.

    Asia (AFC)

    (4 teams competing for 2 berths)

    The two Asian teams to qualify to the World Cup were the two finalists of the women's football tournament at the 1994 Asian Games. The tournament took place in Hiroshima, Japan between October 3 & 12 and consisted of 4 teams.

    China and Japan qualified for the World Cup

    Europe (UEFA)

    (30 teams competing for 4 berths, host Sweden qualifies automatically)

    The third official edition of the UEFA Women's Championship served also as UEFA's qualifying tournament for the World Cup. Out of the 29 teams participating in the tournament, the qualifiers were the four semi-finalists - Sweden (qualified as host of the World Cup), England, Germany and Norway - and the best quarter-final loser - Denmark.

    Tournament bracket

  • 1 No second leg was played.
  • Final

    England, Germany, Norway and Denmark qualified for the World Cup. Sweden qualified automatically as hosts.

    North, Central America & the Caribbean (CONCACAF)

    (5 teams competing for 2 berths)

    The 1994 CONCACAF's Women's Championship determined the CONCACAF's two qualifiers for the FIFA Women's World Cup 1995 — the winner the United States and the runner-up Canada. The tournament took place in Montreal, Quebec, Canada between August 13 & 21 1994.

    Final standings

    United States and Canada qualified for the World Cup.

    The OFC was the only one of the six FIFA confederations to hold a specified qualifying competition.

    Only three teams participated in the tournament which took place in Papua New Guinea between October 14 & 20 1994: Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea. The teams played in a round-robin tournament in which each team played 2 matches against each opponent, and in which the qualifier would be the team who finished first.

    Australia qualified for the World Cup.

    The second edition of the Sudamericano Femenino (Women's South American Championship) in 1995 determined the CONMEBOL's qualifier. Brazil won the tournament.

    Final standings

    Final

    Brazil qualified for the World Cup.

    References

    1995 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification Wikipedia


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