A lot of information have already been damaged in France throughout the opening spherical of fixtures of the competitors and extra are more likely to comply with. We check out some key statistics surrounding a match that guarantees but extra twists within the coming weeks.
The USWNT’s victory is the largest win within the historical past of the Girls’s World Cup, surpassing Germany ‘s 11-Zero outcome in opposition to Argentina in 2007. It is also the most important margin of victory within the historical past of the FIFA World Cup (males’s and ladies’s).
Morgan additionally grew to become solely the second participant in Girls’s World Cup historical past to attain 5 targets in a single recreation, 27 years and 199 days after fellow US worldwide Michelle Akers managed this feat in November 1991.
On high of all that, Samantha Mewis’ opening purpose for the USWNT was the 800th purpose scored in Girls’s World Cup matches, with the US crew chargeable for 116 of them, greater than every other nation.
The oldest file breaker
Not solely did the Brazilian midfielder turn into the oldest participant to characteristic within the match, however she can also be the primary to seem at seven finals.
When Formiga made her World Cup debut in opposition to Japan on June 7, 1995, 150 of the gamers who will likely be in France for this 12 months’s match have been but to be born.
Not solely has she damaged the file for probably the most separate World Cup’s appeared in by both a male or feminine participant, however she additionally surpassed American Christie Rampone’s file by turning into the competitors’s oldest ever participant.
The Paris Saint-Germain midfielder can also be third within the all-time look standings having appeared in 24 Girls’s World Cup matches.
5-time world participant of the 12 months Marta has gained nearly the whole lot there’s to win in soccer.
However though that is the 33-year-old’s fifth World Cup, she has discovered that World Cup title elusive, coming closest in 2007 when she completed as a runner-up.
Subsequent closest is Germany’s Birgit Prinz and USA’s Abby Wambach who each have 14 targets at World Cups.
While current World Cups have attracted larger TV audiences, the file attendance remains to be held by the 1999 World Cup finals.
Seen by many as a watershed second for girls’s soccer, the 1999 World Cup match nonetheless holds information for the very best whole attendance (1.194 million) and highest common attendance (37,319 per match).
Alongside the 90,185 those that noticed the USA beat China within the closing, 17.9 million viewers within the US tuned in for the ultimate — the most important TV viewers for a soccer match within the nation’s historical past till a gaggle stage match within the 2014 males’s World Cup, which drew 18.2 million, and the 2015 closing, which drew 25.four million.
Canada ahead Christine Sinclair made her worldwide debut in 2000 aged simply 16.
When the squads for this 12 months’s match have been introduced, Sinclair had racked up 282 caps for Canada — the very best of any energetic worldwide participant.
To place this in perspective, that is greater than the cumulative whole of all 23 Jamaica gamers. The USA squad has an unparalleled 1,893 caps and consists of eight centurions.
Through the 2015 World Cup closing, Carli Lloyd scored a 13-minute hat-trick, however that is not the quickest hat-trick we have seen at a World Cup.
In Switzerland’s 10-1 hammering of Ecuador in 2015, Fabienne Humm scored a five-minute hat-trick, scoring within the 47th, 49th and 52nd minute.
Humm’s triple additionally eclipses the World Cup file within the males’s format of the sport, as Laszlo Kiss bagged a seven-minute hat-trick in opposition to El Salvador in 1982.
Holding opponents at bay
A key a part of any title-winning crew is having a dominant goalkeeper — simply have a look at the distinction Alisson has made at Liverpool after arriving from Roma final season.
For the USA ladies’s crew, Briana Scurry was its dominant goalkeeper between 1994 and 2009.
After making her World Cup debut in 1995, Scurry amassed 10 World Cup clear sheets, probably the most of any keeper.
Throughout her time because the USA’s beginning goalkeeper, Scurry earned a file 173 caps and had 71 clear sheets, serving to the USWNT win the World Cup in 1999 and obtain a gold medal on the 2004 Summer season Olympic Video games in Athens.
There are simply seven nations which have appeared in each Girls’s World Cup because it was formally based 28 years in the past in 1991.
Brazil, Germany, Japan, Nigeria, Norway, Sweden and the USA are the omnipresent international locations on the World Cup and can all make their eighth look at this 12 months’s match in France.
Brazil, Sweden and Nigeria have but to win the match, whereas Nigeria is the one one in all this septet of countries to have by no means reached the semifinals.
Within the 2015 Girls’s World Cup, eight of the 24 groups that competed have been managed by feminine coaches.
4 years later and that quantity has risen to 9, with simply three of them having had earlier taking part in expertise at Girls’s World Cups.
Germany supervisor Martina Voss-Tecklenburg performed 13 instances (and scored one purpose) in three tournaments and Japan’s Asako Takakura performed in seven World Cup video games.
Hosts France now have Corinne Diacre on the helm, who performed in three video games in 2003.
This 12 months’s World Cup will likely be performed in 9 stadiums throughout France, with the opening fixture between France and South Korea having taken place within the Parc des Princes in Paris.
Alongside the Parc des Princes, two different stadiums have been used within the males’s European Championships 2016 (Parc Olympique Lyonnais in Lyon and the Allianz Riviera in Good).
The semifinals and closing will likely be performed on the Parc Olympique Lyonnais, which has a 58,000 capability, the most important stadium at this 12 months’s competitors.