By | Editorial team
It’s the same GOOOOAAAALLLL tone we hear all the time, same charming ball, stadiums, nets, crowd, hits But only this time they are in gentle silky soft steps Continuing the dream of their participation in the FIFA World Cup for the past 24 years .
This tournament provides fans with another opportunity to see some of the best women’s soccer players in the world compete on the international level. So check this out to know some about a world record for a women’s sporting event.
The FIFA Women’s World Cup is an international association football competition contested by the senior women’s national teams of the members of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport’s global governing body. The championship has been awarded every four years since the 1991 inaugural tournament held in China.
The current format of the tournament involves 24 teams competing for the title at venues within the host nation(s) over a period of about three weeks. This phase is often called the World Cup Finals. A qualification phase, which currently takes place over the preceding three years, is used to determine which teams qualify for the tournament together with the host nation(s).
The Women’s World Cup is recognized as the most important international competition in women’s football and is played amongst women’s national football teams of the member states of FIFA. The first Women’s World Cup tournament, named the Women’s World Championship, was held in 1991, sixty-one years after the men’s first FIFA World Cup tournament in 1930. The six World Cup tournaments have been won by four different national teams.
The most recent World Cup began on June 6, 2015. It is currently ongoing, hosted by Canada.
The ranking of each team in each group is determined as follows:
Greatest number of points in group matches
Greatest goal difference in group matches
Greatest number of goals scored in group matches
If more than one team remain level after applying the above criteria, their ranking will be determined as follows:
- Greatest number of points in head-to-head matches among those teams
- Greatest goal difference in head-to-head matches among those teams
- Greatest number of goals scored in head-to-head matches among those teams
If any of the teams above remain level after applying the above criteria, their ranking will be determined by the drawing of lots.
The final tournament has featured between twelve and twenty-four national teams competing over about one month in the host nation(s). There are two stages: the group stage followed by the knockout stage.
In the group stage, teams are drawn into groups of four teams each. Each group plays a round-robin tournament, in which each team is scheduled for three matches against other teams in the same group. The last round of matches of each group is scheduled at the same time to preserve fairness among all four teams. The two teams finishing first and second in each group and the four best teams among those ranked third qualify for the round of 16, also called the knockout stage. Points are used to rank the teams within a group. Since 1994, three points have been awarded for a win, one for a draw and none for a loss (before, winners received two points).
Then the two finalists and the winner of the third-place match will qualify directly for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada.