Fact Check: That was the 2019 World Cup

Fact Check: That was the 2019 World Cup

July 11, 2019 0 By admin

The US defend their title and the German national women's team is eliminated in the quarter-final against Sweden after a narrow 1-2 defeat. DFB.de looks at exciting facts about Women's World Cup in France back.

DFB-Team

Relatively early on: Germany defeated for the third time after 2011 (against Japan) and 1999 (against the US) in the quarterfinals at a Women's World Cup, so that in two of the last three World Championships in the round of the last eight was the final stop, 2015 reached the DFB selection in Canada is fourth.

No title defense at the Olympics: With the quarter-final victory against Sweden, the 2016 Gold medalists miss the Olympic tournament 2020 in Tokyo and thus have no chance to defend the title.

Strong against the ball: Against Sweden, it set after 381 minutes without a judge at the World Cup in France, the first two goals – before the German team remained in four games without conceding. Nevertheless, the DFB team retained next to England and World Champion USA most White West throughout the tournament (four each).

Best Young Player: Giulia Gwinn received after the World Cup the award for the best young player of the tournament (U 20).

Youngest debutante: Lena Oberdorf won against China on the first group match day at the age of 17 years, five months and 20 days Birgit Prinz as the youngest German player, who came at a World Cup used.

standards: Three goals were scored by the German women after a corner – the highest value in the tournament together with World Champion USA. As one of three teams (otherwise only England and New Zealand) the DFB women conceded no goal after a standard situation.

World Champion USA

Torrekord at WM: On the way to the trophy, the Americans scored 26 goals – record at a women's World Cup.

Continuity: By winning the title, the United States also maintained their series, as the only team to have achieved at least the World Cup semi-finals.

Champion trainer: Jill Ellis became the first coach to win the final title, leading her team twice to the World Cup title (2015, 2019).

Second defending champion to Germany: The US defended as the second nation after Germany (2003, 2007) the title at a Women's World Cup.

Rapinoe is the same with Prinz: Megan Rapinoe also set the record of Birgit Prinz (1995, 2003, 2007) with her third starting team in a World Cup final (2011, 2015, 2019).

standards: Nine goals of the US girls fell by standards and three of them by penalty – each best in the tournament.

Hosts France

FIFA Fair Play Award: The French women scored a mini-win: The Equipe Tricolore received the FIFA Fair Play Award.

Referee in the final: A Frenchwoman made it to the final to Lyon. Referee of the final was Stephanie Frappart from the department of Val-d'Oise north of Paris.

standards: France scored six of their ten goals at the 2019 Women's World Cup following standard set-ups, with top scorer Wendie Renard scoring four goals.

Australia's passport strength

Statistically fairest team: Even if it was not enough for the FIFA Fair Play Award: New Zealand only committed 18 fouls and only saw yellow once. This made the "Football Ferns" the fairest team in the World Cup.

Pass machine: Australia played 543 passes per game and brought 81 percent of them to the team – each best in the tournament. Against Norway, the Matildas eluded in the second round but unfortunately in the only penalty shootout of the 2019 World Cup (2: 5 n.E.).

Weakness of hosts: The hosts of the last four Women's World Cups have always been eliminated in the quarter-finals: 2007 China (1-0 against Norway), 2011 Germany (0-1 against Japan), 2015 Canada (1-2 against England) and now France after the 1st : 2 against the USA.

Records and awards

Penalty: 26 penalties were whistled at the 2019 World Cup – more than any other women's World Cup. Of these, however, the players turned only 18 (69%). In the tournament four years ago in Canada were still 82 percent of the attempts in it (18 of 22).

Gates: With 146 goals, the tournament set the record of four years ago. However, as in four years ago, only an average of 2.81 hits per game fell – only in 2011 in Germany were fewer (2.69).

Yellow cards: The 124 yellow cards are also a World Cup record – at the tournament four years ago there were only 110.

Highest victory: The 13: 0 of the world champion USA against Thailand in the first round game was both the highest victory and the top scoring game at a Women's World Cup.

Vice World Champion Variation: With the Netherlands, the eighth women's World Cup was the eighth different vice world champion. No nation lost in the final more than once.

Best player and best scorer: Megan Rapinoe was the first woman to score a penalty in a final. With her sixth tournament goal, she also left teammate Alex Morgan – who also scored six goals and Rapinoe had three assists, but needed more playing time – in the race for the "Golden Boot" as the best goal scorer as well as the Englishwoman Ellen White (six goals, no template) behind. Two days after her 34th birthday, Rapinoe was also the oldest scorer of a women's World Cup final, which then received the "Golden Ball" as the best player in the tournament. Rapinoe is the fifth active to have been honored as the World Cup Best Goalkeeper and Best Player.

Most assists: With Samantha Mewis, the USA was also the best preparer of the World Cup alongside Dutchwoman Sherida Spitse (four assists each).

Alex Morgan met five times in Thailand's 13-0 first-game play-off, setting her fellow countrywoman Michelle Akers' World Cup record, which also netted five times in the quarter-finals of the 1991 US Women's 1-0 win over Taiwan.

scorer Marta scored their 17th goal at World Cups in Italy's 1-0 win over Italy in their last group match, leaving Miroslav Klose as the championship world record scorer (16).

Ellen White hit the 1: 2 in the semifinals in the fifth World Cup match in series and is the first Englishwoman to succeed. No English player scored more often than White (six times) in a final tournament (Gary Lineker in 1986 and Harry Kane in 2018 also six times).

Sari van Veenendaal parried eight shots of the US-Americans in the final – high in the knockout round. The Dutchman was subsequently honored as the best goalkeeper in the 2019 World Cup. Van Veenendaal also defended most of the big chances in the tournament (5).

Karen Bardsley (England) parried 92 percent of the shots on her goal – best in the tournament.

Aurora Galli (Italy) scored all three of their matches as a substitute at the 2019 World Cup, making them the top joker of the tournament. She was also the only one who met in two different games as Jokerin.



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The US defend their title and the German national women's team is eliminated in the quarter-final against Sweden after a narrow 1-2 defeat. DFB.de looks at exciting facts about Women's World Cup in France back.

DFB-Team

Relatively early on: Germany defeated for the third time after 2011 (against Japan) and 1999 (against the US) in the quarterfinals at a Women's World Cup, so that in two of the last three World Championships in the round of the last eight was the final stop, 2015 reached the DFB selection in Canada is fourth.

No title defense at the Olympics: With the quarter-final victory against Sweden, the 2016 Gold medalists miss the Olympic tournament 2020 in Tokyo and thus have no chance to defend the title.

Strong against the ball: Against Sweden, it set after 381 minutes without a judge at the World Cup in France, the first two goals – before the German team remained in four games without conceding. Nevertheless, the DFB team retained next to England and World Champion USA most White West throughout the tournament (four each).

Best Young Player: Giulia Gwinn received after the World Cup the award for the best young player of the tournament (U 20).

Youngest debutante: Lena Oberdorf won against China on the first group match day at the age of 17 years, five months and 20 days Birgit Prinz as the youngest German player, who came at a World Cup used.

standards: Three goals were scored by the German women after a corner – the highest value in the tournament together with World Champion USA. As one of three teams (otherwise only England and New Zealand) the DFB women conceded no goal after a standard situation.

World Champion USA

Torrekord at WM: On the way to the trophy, the Americans scored 26 goals – record at a women's World Cup.

Continuity: By winning the title, the United States also maintained their series, as the only team to have achieved at least the World Cup semi-finals.

Champion trainer: Jill Ellis became the first coach to win the final title, leading her team twice to the World Cup title (2015, 2019).

Second defending champion to Germany: The US defended as the second nation after Germany (2003, 2007) the title at a Women's World Cup.

Rapinoe is the same with Prinz: Megan Rapinoe also set the record of Birgit Prinz (1995, 2003, 2007) with her third starting team in a World Cup final (2011, 2015, 2019).

standards: Nine goals of the US girls fell by standards and three of them by penalty – each best in the tournament.

Hosts France

FIFA Fair Play Award: The French women scored a mini-win: The Equipe Tricolore received the FIFA Fair Play Award.

Referee in the final: A Frenchwoman made it to the final to Lyon. Referee of the final was Stephanie Frappart from the department of Val-d'Oise north of Paris.

standards: France scored six of their ten goals at the 2019 Women's World Cup following standard set-ups, with top scorer Wendie Renard scoring four goals.

Australia's passport strength

Statistically fairest team: Even if it was not enough for the FIFA Fair Play Award: New Zealand only committed 18 fouls and only saw yellow once. This made the "Football Ferns" the fairest team in the World Cup.

Pass machine: Australia played 543 passes per game and brought 81 percent of them to the team – each best in the tournament. Against Norway, the Matildas eluded in the second round but unfortunately in the only penalty shootout of the 2019 World Cup (2: 5 n.E.).

Weakness of hosts: The hosts of the last four Women's World Cups have always been eliminated in the quarter-finals: 2007 China (1-0 against Norway), 2011 Germany (0-1 against Japan), 2015 Canada (1-2 against England) and now France after the 1st : 2 against the USA.

Records and awards

Penalty: 26 penalties were whistled at the 2019 World Cup – more than any other women's World Cup. Of these, however, the players turned only 18 (69%). In the tournament four years ago in Canada were still 82 percent of the attempts in it (18 of 22).

Gates: With 146 goals, the tournament set the record of four years ago. However, as in four years ago, only an average of 2.81 hits per game fell – only in 2011 in Germany were fewer (2.69).

Yellow cards: The 124 yellow cards are also a World Cup record – at the tournament four years ago there were only 110.

Highest victory: The 13: 0 of the world champion USA against Thailand in the first round game was both the highest victory and the top scoring game at a Women's World Cup.

Vice World Champion Variation: With the Netherlands, the eighth women's World Cup was the eighth different vice world champion. No nation lost in the final more than once.

Best player and best scorer: Megan Rapinoe was the first woman to score a penalty in a final. With her sixth tournament goal, she also left teammate Alex Morgan – who also scored six goals and Rapinoe had three assists, but needed more playing time – in the race for the "Golden Boot" as the best goal scorer as well as the Englishwoman Ellen White (six goals, no template) behind. Two days after her 34th birthday, Rapinoe was also the oldest scorer of a women's World Cup final, which then received the "Golden Ball" as the best player in the tournament. Rapinoe is the fifth active to have been honored as the World Cup Best Goalkeeper and Best Player.

Most assists: With Samantha Mewis, the USA was also the best preparer of the World Cup alongside Dutchwoman Sherida Spitse (four assists each).

Alex Morgan met five times in Thailand's 13-0 first-game play-off, setting her fellow countrywoman Michelle Akers' World Cup record, which also netted five times in the quarter-finals of the 1991 US Women's 1-0 win over Taiwan.

scorer Marta scored their 17th goal at World Cups in Italy's 1-0 win over Italy in their last group match, leaving Miroslav Klose as the championship world record scorer (16).

Ellen White hit the 1: 2 in the semifinals in the fifth World Cup match in series and is the first Englishwoman to succeed. No English player scored more often than White (six times) in a final tournament (Gary Lineker in 1986 and Harry Kane in 2018 also six times).

Sari van Veenendaal parried eight shots of the US-Americans in the final – high in the knockout round. The Dutchman was subsequently honored as the best goalkeeper in the 2019 World Cup. Van Veenendaal also defended most of the big chances in the tournament (5).

Karen Bardsley (England) parried 92 percent of the shots on her goal – best in the tournament.

Aurora Galli (Italy) scored all three of their matches as a substitute at the 2019 World Cup, making them the top joker of the tournament. She was also the only one who met in two different games as Jokerin.

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