1999 FIFA Women's World Cup

July 10, 1999 by Abbigail Seward


The game also represented equal rights for woman showing that they won in a man’s sport while making it well known in the 1999 the U.S. winning the soccer game comes to mind.

All about the game

United States women's national soccer team 20 girls played for the U.S. The FIFA World Cup was held in the United States and won by the host.The final between the U.S. and China, held on July 10 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California,

This is what Kristi Mayo said when I asked her what she heard about in the game of 1999.

“In 1999, I was a casual soccer fan. I watched the Men’s World Cup and Men’s Olympic soccer games whenever they rolled around;and I played with an adult co-ed indoor soccer league.

I remember watching the final game of the 1999 Women’s World Cup, sitting on the literal edge of my seat as China and USA battled stride for stride on the soccer pitch.

what impact did it have?

“Would it make women's soccer a major sport in this country? It didn't of course, two women's leagues folded before the current, sensibly run, federation-backed version got going. Would it lead to greater respect for women's sports in general and more coverage?” Woman playing would show a lot of respect because they won if the U.S. didn’t win the question is sports are for men only.

why was is important

“The final FIFA Women's World Cup of the century launched the beginning of a new era of success for women's football and was a milestone in the history of women's sports.”

The fans grow more interested

“2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup against Japan, making the game the most-watched soccer match in U.S. history. According to FOX, the match clocked in at just under 23 million viewers, an increase of 77% compared to the final of the 2011 Women’s World Cup, a match between the same teams.”