Soccer World Cup 2015 / Statistics
This article provides an overview of the records and statistics for the 2015 Women's World Cup .
There were also 6 own goals during the tournament:
- One own goal each by Desire Oparanozie (Nigeria) and Jennifer Ruiz (Mexico) and two by Angie Ponce (Ecuador), whose teams were eliminated after the preliminary round.
- One in the semi-finals by Laura Bassett in the last minute of stoppage time, causing England to lose the semi-finals.
- As well as one in the final by Julie Johnston , which had no negative consequences.
- Christine Sinclair scored the first goal of the World Cup for Canada in the second minute of stoppage time with a penalty kick. This was the first goal from penalties and stoppage time in an opening game.
- Melanie Behringer scored the 100th World Cup goal for Germany on June 7th, 9-0 in a 10-0 win against Ivory Coast.
- A day later, Christen Press scored the 100th World Cup goal for the USA with a 2-1 win in a 3-1 win against Australia.
- Melanie Leupolz scored the 700th World Cup goal with a 1-0 win against Thailand.
- First own goal: Desire Oparanozie (Nigeria) on June 8 in the game against Sweden to make it 0-1.
- With her goal to 3-2 against Nigeria three minutes after being substituted on, Linda Sembrant set Pia Wunderlich's previous record from 2003, which she had set in the quarter-finals in a 7-1 against Russia.
- With her goal to 2-0 against South Korea, Marta became the only women 's record scorer with a total of 15 goals .
- Fastest goal (as of June 17, 2015): Marie-Laure Delie (France) after 35 seconds in the third group game against Mexico - second fastest goal in a women's World Cup.
- The goal of Thanatta Chawong (Thailand) to 3-1 against Ivory Coast was the fastest so far after a substitution: 2 minutes after being substituted on, she managed to break the previous record of three minutes.
- First hat trick and fastest hat trick in World Cup history: Fabienne Humm (Switzerland) in the game against Ecuador, goals to 3-0, 4-0 and 5-0 within 274 seconds (47th, 49th and 52nd minutes)
- For the first time in a women's World Cup, a player underwent two own goals: Angie Ponce (Ecuador) to 0-1 and 1: 8 against Switzerland
- Laura Bassett's own goal against Japan in the semi-finals was the latest in World Cup history.
- The first four goals in the final were the fastest final goals at a women's World Cup; Michelle Akers held the previous record with a goal in the 20th minute of the first World Cup final in 1991.
- The youngest player is Gloriana Villalobos (Costa Rica, born August 20, 1999). She would have been 15 years and 293 days old in the Costa Ricans' first World Cup game, but was not used in the tournament.
- The oldest player is Christie Rampone (USA, born June 24, 1975). She came on as a substitute for the US game against Nigeria 8 days before her 40th birthday, replacing Perpetua Nkwocha (Nigeria), who had taken the record four days earlier at the age of 39 years and 160 days. The previous record was 39 years and 5 months (Meg, Brazil, 1995). With her final appearance at the age of 40 years and 11 days, Rampone also became the oldest world champion.
- Homare Sawa (Japan) and Formiga (Brazil) are the first players to participate for the sixth time. On June 8th, Sawa was the first player to be used at her 6th World Cup, Formiga followed a day later.
- Emily Alvarado (Mexico) is the youngest goalkeeper at 17.
- Rebecca Rolls (New Zealand) was the oldest nominated goalkeeper at 39 years and 288 days but was not used. The oldest goalkeeper used is Nadine Angerer with 36 years and 236 days in the game for third place.
- The tallest players are Wendie Renard (France) and Erina Yamane (Japan) at 1.87 m - Renard was the tallest player four years ago, but her height was given as 1.85 m. Both were used in their teams' first game.
- The smallest player is Ange N'Guessan (Ivory Coast) with 1.40 m. She was used in the first and second games and scored the first World Cup goal for the Ivory Coast against Thailand.
- A total of 22 players who had already won the title at a previous World Cup took part (14 Japanese women, 7 German women and one US woman ( Christie Rampone ); two of the Germans were not used to win the title). Only Nadine Angerer has already won the title twice, but in 2003 without a commitment.
- A total of 61 players (including 10 Americans and 7 French and Canadians each) were in the squad who had played at least 100 internationals before the World Cup , five of them with at least 200 and one with at least 300 internationals. Only the Dutch Dyanne Bito and Anouk Hoogendijk and the Canadian goalkeeper Karina LeBlanc were not used. The following players made their 100th international match at the World Cup: Amber Hearn on June 7th, Lisa De Vanna , Lara Dickenmann on June 8th and Kaylyn Kyle on June 21st. In addition, Homare Sawa made their 200th international match on June 8th and Carli Lloyd on June 26th.
- Two players ( Abby Wambach and Christine Sinclair ) had already scored more than 100 goals in international matches before the World Cup . No player has scored more international goals than Wambach. Both of them were also able to enter the list of goalscorers at the World Cup, with Sinclair being the first goalscorer.
- Only four teams had players from domestic leagues in their squad. In no squad were only players who play in foreign leagues. Host Canada only had one player in their squad who plays for a Canadian club and most of the players without a club. Most of the players came from Olympique Lyon (14) and Paris Saint-Germain (12).
- Most of the players (66) play in the USA (47 of them in the National Women's Soccer League , the rest in university teams , etc.), followed by the German first and second Bundesliga with 42 and France's league system with 35 players. After all, 17 World Cup participants were without a club at the start of the tournament, and many Brazilians have also been drawn together in the national training center since January 2015 and have not played any league games during this time.
- The Cameroonian players played in most different countries: in addition to the domestic league in eight other leagues.
- The following table summarizes the number of players playing in foreign leagues or universities of the various continental associations and the domestic league / university for the World Cup participants (as of: before the World Cup).
|Africa||Asia||Europe||Central and North America||Oceania||South America||without a club||homeland|
|People's Republic of China||2||1||20th|
|Africa||Asia||Europe||Central and North America||Oceania||South America||without a club||homeland|
|Central / North America (legionaries)||6th||28||12||45|
|South America (legionaries)||1||2||6th||60|
- 16 teams were coached by men and eight by women. The teams in groups A and F were only trained by men. In group E three, in groups C and D two and in group B one team of men were trained. In the round of 16, 12 teams were trained by men and only four by women. In the quarter-finals, there were two teams trained by women in the race, which then met in the semi-finals. There were a total of 20 games between male and female coaches with 9 wins, 6 draws and 5 defeats.
- The Spanish coach Ignacio Quereda (born July 24, 1950) was the oldest and his Ecuadorian colleague Vanessa Arauz (born February 5, 1989) the youngest.
- The New Zealand coach Tony Readings (born November 27, 1975) was a good three months younger than his oldest player Rebecca Rolls (born August 22, 1975).
- Four teams were looked after by foreign coaches.
- Most coaches were born in the United Kingdom (two in England and one in Wales).
- The English team's coach from Wales was the only one whose home country did not qualify for the tournament.
- Even Pellerud , Norway's coach, experienced his fifth World Cup as head coach.
- No head coach has already been a world champion as a player.
- Only three countries competed with the same head coach as in 2011 in Germany: Germany with Silvia Neid , defending champion Japan with Norio Sasaki and Mexico with Leonardo Cuéllar ; four years ago there were six.
- Brazil and Nigeria, on the other hand, competed with a different coach for the seventh time.
- Two coaches competed this time with other teams: John Herdman (now Canada, 2011 New Zealand) and Pia Sundhage (now Sweden, 2011 the USA)
- One coach, Tony Readings , was the assistant coach of the New Zealanders he now trained in 2011. With them he met in the second group game on the Canadians now trained by his former boss John Herdman .
- Three trainers (Silvia Neid, Pia Sundhage and Martina Voss-Tecklenburg) used to be used as players at a World Cup. On June 7, 1995 Neid and Voss played in the game Germany against Sweden against Sundhage.
- Leonardo Cuéllar took part in the Men's World Cup in Argentina in 1978 as a player for Mexico, Philippe Bergeroo as a substitute goalkeeper in 1986 without action for France in Mexico and Yoon Deuk-yeo in 1990 for South Korea, where he received the red card in the last group game against Uruguay .
- Chinese coach Hao Wei had to watch his team's round of 16 game from the stands after he was relegated to the stands during stoppage time in the last group game.
- The tenure of four coaches ended after the World Cup: Edwin Okon's tenure as Nigerian national coach ended in June , Ignacio Quereda ended his work as Spanish national coach after 27 years after massive criticism from his players in July, and Roger Reijners also ended his in July Activity and Even Pellerud resigned from his post in August.
- Ligia Moreira ( captain of Ecuador) was the first player to receive a red card in the game against Cameroon and was suspended for the second group game.
- Ugo Njoku (Nigeria) was suspended for three games after the game against Australia for an assault overlooked by the referee.
- Sarah Nnodim (Nigeria) was the first player to receive a yellow-red card in the game against the USA . Since Nigeria was eliminated, the card has no further effect on the tournament.
- Sandra Sepúlveda (Colombia) and Hwang Bo-ram (South Korea) were banned from the round of 16 after the second yellow card they received against England and Spain respectively.
- Saskia Bartusiak (Germany), Lauren Holiday and Megan Rapinoe (both USA) were banned from the quarter-finals after the second yellow card they received against Sweden and Colombia.
- Catalina Pérez (Colombia) received the red card in the round of 16 . Since Colombia was eliminated, the card will only have another effect in the next competitive game of the Colombians.
- All current continental champions took part in the World Cup.
- Except in Europe, all continental championships served as qualifiers for the World Cup.
- Two continental champions (Africa as well as Central and North America) met in a preliminary group.
- Only in group F no continental champions were drawn.
- Two continental champions (Africa and Oceania) were eliminated after the preliminary round, the South American champions in the round of 16.
- For the first time, the Asian champions and the North and Central American champions faced two continental champions in the final.
- The oldest referee was the Japanese Sachiko Yamagishi (41 years old)
- The youngest nominated referee was Melissa Borjas from Honduras (28 years old).
- Quetzalli Alvarado Godínez , Carol Chenard , Thérèse Neguel and Bibiana Steinhaus were already there as referees in 2011.
- Teodora Albon (Romania) was the only referee who, with the USA versus Germany semi-finals, led a game between a team from their own confederation and a team from another confederation.
- Anna-Marie Keighley (New Zealand) directed most of the games (5).
- Kateryna Monsul (Ukraine) directed both the opening game and the final, to which only Tammy Ogston (Australia) was previously assigned in 2007.
- All teams that had taken part in all previous World Cup finals were able to qualify again this time: Brazil, Germany, Japan, Nigeria, Norway, Sweden and the USA.
- With their second participation in the opening game after 1991 and 2011 respectively, China and Canada set the record for Germany (2007 and 2011) and Norway (1991 and 2003).
- The country with the most World Cup experience that failed to qualify for 2015 was North Korea , which had previously competed in four World Cups in a row. North Korea was not admitted to the 2011 World Cup because of doping offenses.
- Costa Rica , Ecuador , Ivory Coast , Cameroon , the Netherlands , Switzerland , Spain and Thailand participated for the first time. Of the newcomers, only the Netherlands (against New Zealand) and Cameroon (against newcomer Ecuador) were able to win their first game. Costa Rica and Spain drew, the others lost their first World Cup game.
- Europe provided most of the newcomers. In contrast, three European teams, Denmark, Italy and Russia, who had previously participated more than once, were unable to qualify.
- All newcomers scored at least one goal. Switzerland scored the most goals (11), one more than Russia, which scored 10 goals in the 1999 preliminary round. The Netherlands conceded the fewest preliminary round goals from the newcomers (2), never before has a newcomer started with fewer goals.
- Only three newcomers survived the preliminary round: Cameroon, the Netherlands and Switzerland. In addition, Colombia (first participation in 2011) and South Korea (first participation in 2003) survived the preliminary round for the first time. Both won a World Cup game for the first time and Colombia scored a goal for the first time. All failed in the round of 16.
- For the first time, three newcomers met in a preliminary group with Ecuador, Cameroon and Switzerland.
- For the first time, two ex-world champions met in a preliminary group with Germany and Norway.
- Due to the increase to 24 participants, the best four teams had to play seven games, previously six.
- The Ivory Coast's 0:10 is the biggest loss of a newcomer in their first World Cup game.
- Cameroon's 6-0 win against Ecuador is the highest win of a newcomer in their first game, the highest win of an African against a CONMEBOL team (women and men) and the highest win of an African team at a World Cup.
- The opening game saw 53,058 spectators. This is the highest number of spectators at an international soccer match in Canada . It was then outbid first with the Canadians 'round of 16 against Switzerland with 53,855 and then with the Canadians' quarter-final against England with 54,207 spectators.
- Cameroon was the first team to convert three penalties in one game against Ecuador at a women's World Cup.
- The game between Spain and Costa Rica on June 9th (4 p.m. local time, 10 p.m. CEST) and the game between Colombia and Mexico, which took place simultaneously at 5 p.m. local time, 10 p.m. CEST in an eastern time zone, were the first games between two Spanish speaking teams at a women's World Cup. In the case of men, this was the first edition in 1930, and it was most common overall.
- Canada beat the negative record as hosts in the preliminary round of Sweden (1995) and China (2007), which only scored five goals, with two goals.
- Of all previous participants in the Women's World Cup, Canada needed the fewest goals (2) and the fewest points (5) in the preliminary round to be group winners.
- Japan won all three games of the preliminary round for the first time, but scored the fewest of all defending champions in the preliminary round with four goals.
- For the first time, a team with Sweden played three draws in a row. In addition, the Swedes were the first team to survive the preliminary round without a single win.
- Only Brazil did not concede in the preliminary round. The first and only goal in the tournament (in the round of 16 against Australia) meant that the Brazilians were eliminated.
- After Nigeria 1999, Cameroon is only the second African team to survive the preliminary round of a women's soccer World Cup.
- For the first time since 1995, no South American team made it to the quarter-finals.
- For the first time, two AFC teams met in a World Cup match in the quarter-finals, Australia and Japan .
- After China (1991 and 2007), Sweden (1995) and Germany (2011) Canada also failed to host the quarter-finals. This means that the USA (1999 and 2003) are still the only hosts to have reached the semi-finals of a women's soccer World Cup.
- Canada scored the fewest goals of all previous hosts (4). At the same time, it also set the record for the fewest goals conceded by a host (3) - only the USA had to accept so few before when they won the World Cup in their own country in 1999.
- Due to Japan's semi-finals, Germany (2011) remains the only defending champion who has already been eliminated in the quarter-finals.
- Since the first women's soccer World Cup in 1991, either the USA or Germany have made it to the final, but have never played against each other there. Since both countries met in the semi-finals this time, both series continued in 2015. With their fourth place in the finals, the USA is the sole record holder in this regard for the first time.
- The USA also remain the only country that has made it to the semi-finals of every World Cup.
- England are the first team to win four games in a row 2-1.
- Japan are the first team to win six games in a row by one goal difference, previously Sweden from 2007 to 2011 with four games.
- For the first time, all four teams were awarded a penalty in the semi-finals. Only the first of these four penalties (for Germany by Célia Šašić ) could not be converted.
- For the first time, Japan and the USA were the finalists of the previous World Cup in the final. It is also the first ever final between two previous finalists and the first between two world champions.
- As in 2011, two European teams, Germany and England, were in the game for third place.
Allocation of third party groups
FIFA's rules and regulations stipulated all possible round of 16 pairings for the third place in the group. Depending on which third-placed teams actually qualified, the following pairings could occur. The pairings highlighted in blue resulted from the results of the preliminary round:
|Qualified third parties
Impact on the FIFA World Ranking
With six wins and a draw against Sweden, the USA became world number one again, while Germany slipped from first to second and lost most of the points. After the World Cup, participants in the final took the first seven places in the world rankings. With North Korea, which was not allowed, follows in 8th place the first team that did not take part in the finals. Numerous test games by the participants before the World Cup were included in the rating, but these were rated lower than the World Cup games.
|team||March 2015||July 2015||change||comment|
|Germany||1||2168||2||2115||−1||−53||biggest point loss of all participants|
|England||6th||2001||5||2038||+1||+37||best position since the world ranking list was created|
|Sweden||5||2008||7th||1971||−2||−37||worst position since the world rankings began|
|Colombia||28||1692||25th||1747||+3||+55||best position since the world ranking list was created|
|Costa Rica||37||1589||34||1627||+3||+38||best position since the world ranking list was created|
|Cameroon||53||1455||43||1542||+10||+97||best placement since the world ranking list was created, greatest point win of all participants, greatest rise of all participants|
|Ecuador||48||1485||54||1451||−6||−34||biggest crash of all participants|
|Ivory Coast||67||1373||67||1372||± 0||−1|
Source of values: FIFA
- FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 - Statistics: Players - Most Goals. In: fifa.com. FIFA , accessed July 5, 2015 . , as well as match reports from FIFA
- Double-digit against Ivory Coast: Dream start for DFB women. In: dfb.de. German Football Association , June 7, 2015, accessed on June 9, 2015 .
- STATS of the Day - June 21, 2015. (PDF) (No longer available online.) In: fifa.com. FIFA, June 21, 2015, archived from the original on June 26, 2015 ; accessed on June 21, 2015 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.
- Favorites with opening wins - Africans shine. In: fifa.com. FIFA, June 9, 2015, accessed June 12, 2015 .
- Germany - Russia 7: 1 (1: 0). In: fifa.com. FIFA, October 2, 2003, accessed June 9, 2015 .
- Match Report: Côte d'Ivoire - Thailand 2: 3 (1: 2). (PDF) In: fifa.com. FIFA, June 11, 2015, accessed June 21, 2015 .
- Humm's hat trick goes down in the history books. In: nzz.ch. Neue Zürcher Zeitung , June 13, 2015, accessed on June 21, 2015 . , so far: 8 minutes by Mio Ōtani at the 2003 World Cup
- FIFA also counts the quarter-final game against Germany as the 100th game by French Sarah Bouhaddi (see: Sarah BOUHADDI ), but the FFF only counts as 99th (see: Sarah BOUHADDI )
- FIFTY-TWO NWSL PLAYERS TO PLAY IN WOMEN'S WORLD CUP. (No longer available online.) In: nwslsoccer.com. National Women's Soccer League , July 2, 2015, archived from the original on September 26, 2015 ; accessed on January 25, 2016 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.
- Incl. Australia, as Australia is a member of the Asian Football Association
- Match report: Korea Republic - Uruguay 0-1. In: fifa.com. FIFA, June 21, 1990, accessed June 25, 2015 .
- informationng.com: "Christopher Danjuma Named Caretaker Coach Of Super Falcons"
- Women's World Cup: Spain players call for coach to be sacked
- uefa.com: "Vilda in as Quereda ends 27-year Spain reign"
- "Roger Reijners stops as a bond coach from the Netherlands vrouwenelftal"
- fifa.com: "Norway's national coach Pellerud resigns" ( Memento of the original from September 21, 2015 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.
- Ugo Njoku from Nigeria is subsequently banned from the Women's World Cup. In: sport1.de. Sport1 , June 15, 2015, accessed January 19, 2016 .
- Regulations: FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 ™. (PDF (359 KB)) In: fifa.com. FIFA, March 2013, pp. 43-44 , accessed June 9, 2015 .
- World champions from the USA back on top. In: fifa.com. FIFA, July 10, 2015, accessed July 10, 2015 .