The 6th FIFA Women's World Cup was held in Germany in 2011. They won the right to host the event in October 2007. The event was held between June 27 - July 17, 2011. The winners were Japan, who beat the US in a penalty shoot-out, following a 2 all tie after extra time. Japan became the first Asian team to win a FIFA World Cup.
The Competing Countries
Two-time defending World Champions Germany automatically qualified as the host nation. All other nations started qualification in their confederations in 2010. There were a total of sixteen teams competing in the finals.
Here are all 16 competing countries:
- Equatorial Guinea
- New Zealand
- North Korea
- United States
- Five North Korean players tested positive for taking performance enhancing drugs during Germany 2011, and the country was subsequently banned from Canada 2015.
- Germany at the Women's World Cup
- List of Women's World Cup host countries
- Men's Football World Cup Hosts
- Women's World Cup Info