In the 1999 quarter-final between Brazil and Nigeria, Sissi scored the first Golden Goal in a FIFA Women’s World Cup™ in the United States. The rule was applied to all FIFA tournaments from 1993 until 2004 during the period of extra time, where the team scoring the first goal was declared the winner.

The only other Golden Goal at a Women’s World Cup was scored by Germany’s Nia Kuenzer in the Final against Sweden at USA 2003.

27 days to go( 10 May 2015

Despite having won four of the six previous FIFA Women’s World Cups™, Germany and USA have never met in a Final, though that could change at Canada 2015.

USA won in 1991 and 1999, while Germany won back-to-back world championships in 2003 and 2007.

Israel and Palestine Football Associations meet FIFA President in Zurich( 10 May 2015

On Sunday, 10 May, FIFA President Blatter welcomed the Presidents of the Israel Football Association (IFA) and the Palestinian Football Association (PFA), Ofer Eini and Jibril Rajoub respectively, to the Home of FIFA in Zurich. The meeting was also attended by FIFA Secretary General Jérôme Valcke, IFA General Secretary Rotem Kamer and PFA International Relations Director Susan Shalabi.

The discussions followed previous individual talks held by both member associations with FIFA over the past weeks. The main purpose of the meeting was to discuss the request made by the PFA for a proposal to suspend the IFA at the upcoming FIFA Congress.

Both member associations agreed to pursue the dialogue.

FIFA President Blatter praised the receptiveness shown by both member associations in discussing the matter at the Home of FIFA and confirmed that he will travel to Israel and Palestine to meet their respective FA Presidents and Heads of State ahead of the FIFA Congress.

28 days to go( 09 May 2015

28,098 was the crowd for the Opening Match of the FIFA Women’s World Cup China PR 2007™, when Germany demolished Argentina 11-0 at the Shanghai Hongkou Football Stadium.

Germany took a 5-0 lead into half-time, and they then proceeded to score another six in the second half. Birgit Prinz and Sandra Smisek both struck for hat-tricks, with goals coming as early as the 12th minute and as late as the first minute of second-half stoppage time.

34 days to go( 03 May 2015

In 2003, China PR defended the Fair Play Award that they had won four years earlier at the FIFA Women’s World Cup USA 1999™ to become the only team to be given this award twice. The other Fair Play Awards were won by Germany in 1991, Sweden in 1995, Norway in 2007 and Japan in 2011.

With eight newcomers set to play at Canada 2015 and 24 teams vying for the Trophy in total, the Fair Play Award will be up for grabs amid even tighter competition. Notably, the tournament hosts have only won the Fair Play award once, when Sweden managed the feat in 1995.