In this article, Sportinal takes a look at the top 5 greatest moments in the history of FIFA Women’s world cup.
1) Brandi Chastain’s winning goal (1999)
Probably one of the unforgettable goals in the history of women’s football.
In July 10, 1999, during the Women’s World Cup Final, USA and China were locked in a 0-0 goal tie after 120 minutes of regular play time, hence, it resulted into a penalty shootout.
Both teams converted their first two chances. Probably a miscalculation, Liu Ailing of China went on to miss her penalty kick, opening the door for the Americans. This gave an opportunity to the Americans who utilised it to the fullest. And in a split second, Brandi Chastain kicked the ball into the net. Casual as it might sound, Brandi’s goal was one memorable goals in the history of Women’s world cup.
2)A Mind-blowing comeback by the swedes (1995)
This is one of the most entertaining and exciting matches in the history of Women’s world cup. After leading with a 2-0 win over Sweden in the first-round, Germany seemed to be on its way to winning the match. But the Swedes didn’t like what was happening. Within 10 minutes of regulation, the swedes equalised by scoring two goals impressing football fans around the world.
3) Hooper’s heroics for Canada (2003)
Hooper’s heroic effort paid off during a quarter finals match against China in the women’s world cup in 2003. To most people watching the match, Canada was going to lose against china, the pre-tournament favorites in the competition. But Charmaine Hooper wasn’t going to let that happen. In the seventh minute, she conceded a goal for her country in a 1-0 lead that made them qualify for the semifinals. Though they went on to lose to Sweden and finished fourth overall, but it was only possible, thanks to Hooper’s heroic efforts.