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1st FIFA World Championship for Women's Football 1991 Group B

 

women's world cup 1991 logoHaving played their first international match in 1985 the United States Womens National Team (often known as USWNT) were fast emerging as one of the stronger national sides. Sweden had been European champions in 1984 and three years later they were runners-up. Brazil had played their first international in 1986 and had won the inaugural South American Women's Championship (which served as the qualifying competition for the World Championship) with resounding victories over Chile and Venezuela, the only other entrants. They were, however, without their star player, Sissi, who, along with three other top players, were not released by their clubs. Japan had finished as runners-up in the Asian Women's Championship which also served as qualifiers for this tournament.

Group A | Group B | Group C | Knock Out Stages

1991 Overview

 
japan 1991 womens world cup 1st kit

Japan

brazil 1991 womens world cup 1st kit

Brazil

Japan 0 Brazil 1

New Plaza Stadium, Foshan (14,000)
17 November

Four minutes after the kick-off Elane scored for Brazil and her goal would prove decisive.

(Gabriel Vogas)

 

sweden 1991 women's world cup 1st kit

Sweden

usa 1991 womens world cup 1st kit

United States

Sweden 2 United States 3

Ying Dong Stadium, Panyu (14,000)
17 November

Two of the strongest sides in the tournament fought out an exciting and close run match. Carin Jennings but USWNT ahead on the stroke of half-time, adding a second nine minutes into the second half. When Hamm made it 3-0 (62') the match looked over but Sweden fought back with goals from Videkull (65') and Johansson (71') but the Americans hung on.

 

Japan

sweden 1991 women's world cup 1st kit

Sweden

Japan 0 Sweden 8

New Plaza Stadium, Foshan (14,000)
19 November

A crushing victory restored Sweden's hopes of a place in the next round.

(Gabriel Vogas)

 

brazil v usa 1991 women's world cup

Brazil

usa 1991 womens world cup 1st kit

United States

Brazil 0 United States 5

Ying Dong Stadium, Panyu (15,500)
19 November

In a remarkable four-minute spell just before half-time the United States scored three times and went off the field leading 4-0 at the break. Hamm added their fifth in the 63rd minute.

 

japan 1991 womens world cup 2nd kit

Japan

usa 1991 womens world cup 1st kit

United States

Japan 0 United States 3

New Plaza Stadium, Foshan (14,000)
21 November

The United States had no difficulty disposing of Japan and finishing top of the group with a 100% record. All of their goals came in the first half

 

brazil 1991 womens world cup 1st kit

Brazil

sweden 1991 WWC change kit

Sweden

Brazil 0 Sweden 2

Ying Dong Stadium, Panyu (12,000)
21 November

Two goals in the second half ensured that Sweden would be in the knock-out stages while Brazil were eliminated along with Japan.

(Gabriel Vogas)

 
Overview | 1995