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1999 FIFA Women's World Cup

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Host country  United States
Teams  16
Runners-up  China PR
Dates  19 June – 10 July
Venue(s)  8
1999 FIFA Women's World Cup
Champions  United States (2nd title)

The 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup, the third edition of the FIFA Women's World Cup, was held in the United States and won by the host team. The final between the U.S. and China, held on July 10 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, was the most-attended women's sports event in history with an official attendance of 90,185. U.S. President Bill Clinton was among those in attendance. The final was scoreless after extra time and won by the U.S. in a penalty shootout. This remains the only Women's World Cup tournament in which the host nation has won.


An official music video of the number Let's Get Loud by Jennifer Lopez was filmed live at the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup.


16 teams participated in the final tournament. The teams were:


For a list of all squads that played in the final tournament, see 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup squads.

Third place match

A No extra time was played.


The following awards were given for the tournament:

Goal scorers

Sissi of Brazil and Sun Wen of China won the Golden Shoe award for scoring seven goals. In total, 123 goals were scored by 74 different players, with three of them credited as own goals.

7 goals
  • Sissi
  • Sun Wen
  • 4 goals
  • Ann-Kristin Aarønes
  • 3 goals
    2 goals
    1 goal
    Own goals
  • Hiromi Isozaki (for Norway)
  • Ifeanyichukwu Chiejine (for United States)
  • Brandi Chastain (for Germany)
  • References

    1999 FIFA Women's World Cup Wikipedia

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