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Sunday, July 17, 2011

FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011: AET: Japan 2 (1-3) - USA 2

Image courtesy of FIFA.

The sixth FIFA Women's World Cup kicked-off on Sunday, 26 June 2011 from Berlin, and the final was held in Frankfurt on 17 July 2011. Japan won their first World Cup title in a thrilling match that was decided by penalty kicks.

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Table of Champions

1991: USA
1995: Norway
1999: USA
2003: Germany
2007: Germany
2011: Japan

Japan's midfielder Homare Sawa celebrates after the FIFA Women's Football World Cup final match Japan vs USA on July 17, 2011 in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany. Japan won 3-1 in a penalty shoot-out after the final had finished 2-2 following extra-time.
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Homare Sawa, captain of Japan, also won the Golden
Boot as highest scorer and the Golden Ball as the best
player in the tournament.

Japan's Homare Sawa (C) holds up the trophy while celebrating with teammates after beating the U.S. in the Women's World Cup final soccer match in Frankfurt July 17, 2011.
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Homare Sawa and her teammates celebrate winning
the FIFA World Cup on 17 July 2011 in Frankfurt, Germany.
This was Sawa's fifth World Cup.

Elimination Round

Abby Wambach (R) of the U.S. scores against Brazil's goalkeeper Andreia (L) during their Women's World Cup quarter-final soccer match in Dresden July 10, 2011. Picture taken July 10, 2011.
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Abby Wambach of the USA heading the equalizer deep
into extra time versus Brazil on July 10, 2011 in Dresden.

Cup Final

9 July — Wolfsburg

Germany 0

13 July — Frankfurt

Japan 1 AET


10 July — Leverkusen



17 July — Frankfurt

Australia 1

2 AET (1-3)

9 July — Augsburg



13 July — Mönchengladbach

France 1 AET (3-4)

Third place

10 July — Dresden



2 AET (3-5)


16 July — Sinsheim

Tournament Draw

A1: Germany
A2: Canada
A3: Nigeria
A4: France

26 June 2011
Germany v. Canada Olympic Stadium, Berlin

26 June 2011
Nigeria v. France Rhein-Neckar-Arena, Sinsheim

30 June 2011
Germany v. Nigeria Commerzbank-Arena, Frankfurt

30 June 2011
Canada v. France Ruhrstadion, Bochum

5 July 2011
France v. Germany Borussia-Park, Mönchengladbach

5 July 2011
Canada v. Nigeria Rudolf-Harbig-Stadion, Dresden

B1: Japan
B2: New Zealand
B3: Mexico
B4: England

27 June 2011
Japan v. New Zealand Ruhrstadion, Bochum

27 June 2011
Mexico v. England Volkswagen-Arena, Wolfsburg

1 July 2011
Japan v. Mexico BayArena, Leverkusen

1 July 2011
New Zealand v. England Rudolf-Harbig-Stadion, Dresden

5 July 2011
England v. Japan Impuls Arena, Augsburg

5 July 2011
New Zealand v. Mexico Rhein-Neckar-Arena, Sinsheim

C2: Korea DPR
C3: Colombia
C4: Sweden

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28 June 2011
United States v. Korea DPR Rudolf-Harbig-Stadion, Dresden

28 June 2011
Colombia v. Sweden BayArena, Leverkusen

2 July 2011
United States v. Colombia Rhein-Neckar-Arena, Sinsheim

2 July 2011
Korea DPR v. Sweden Impuls Arena, Augsburg

6 July 2011
Sweden v. United States Volkswagen-Arena, Wolfsburg

6 July 2011
Korea DPR v. Colombia Ruhrstadion, Bochum

D1: Brazil
D2: Australia
D3: Norway
D4: Equatorial Guinea

29 June 2011
Brazil v. Australia Borussia-Park, Mönchengladbach

29 June 2011
Norway v. Equatorial Guinea Impuls Arena, Augsburg

3 July 2011
Brazil v. Norway Volkswagen-Arena, Wolfsburg

3 July 2011
Australia v. Equatorial Guinea Ruhrstadion, Bochum

6 July 2011
Equatorial Guinea v. Brazil Commerzbank-Arena, Frankfurt

6 July 2011
Australia v. Norway BayArena, Leverkusen

Cities and Stadia

Augsburg: Impuls Arena
Berlin: Olympic Stadium
Bochum: Ruhrstadion
Dresden: Rudolf-Harbig Stadium
Frankfurt: Commerzbank Arena
Leverkusen: BayArena
Monchengladbach: Borussia Park
Sinsheim: Rhein-Neckar Arena
Wolfsburg: Volkswagen Arena

Venue locations, fixtures and chart courtesy of 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup.

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