Women's World Cup Trivia
Interesting facts and figures about the Women's World Cup. See also list of firsts at the Women's World Cup.
- The inaugural Women's World Cup was held in 1991 in China, sixty-one years after the men's first World Cup. The event was won by the United States.
- USA captain Kristine Lilly is the only woman, and one of three players in history, to appear in five football world cups. Norwegian player Bente Nordby played in 1995, 1999, 2003 and 2007. In 1991 she was in the squad but did not play.
- The United States is the only country to win the competition twice (1991, 1999, 2015).
- The 2007 Women's World Cup is the only World Cup (for men or women) in which every competing team had played in a previous final tournament.
- In 2011, Japan became the first Asian team to win a FIFA World Cup (either men and women).
- Australian Ellyse Perry has appeared in both the women's cricket (2009) and football World Cups (2011).
- The 2015 Women's World Cup was the first to be played on artificial turf.
- The 2015 FIFA World Cup featured the youngest coach in World Cup history - Ecuador's Vanessa Arauz, at 26 years.
- Three countries have participated in the FIFA women's World Cup without ever qualifying for the men's version - Taiwan, Thailand and Equatorial Guinea.
- USA player and 40-year-old Christie Rampone, became the oldest player in Women's World Cup history in 2015.
- Carli Lloyd of the USA became the first woman to score a hat-trick in a World Cup final in 2015.
- List of firsts at the Women's World Cup.
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