National Team Appearances in the FIFA Women's World Cup
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National Team Appearances in the FIFA Women's World Cup

Map of appearances (1991-2019)
Map of Women's World Cup participants and their best results (1991-2019)

This article lists the performances of each of the 36 national teams which have made at least one appearance in the World Cup finals.

Debut of teams

A total of 36 national teams have qualified for at least one Women's World Cup tournament. The 2007 Women's World Cup is the only World Cup for either sex in which every competing team had appeared in at least one of previously held tournaments.

Comprehensive team results in each World Cup

Legend
  • 1st - Champions
  • 2nd - Runners-up
  • 3rd - Third place
  • 4th - Fourth place
  • QF - Quarterfinals
  • R2 - Round 2
  • R1 - Round 1
  •  o  - Did not qualify
  •  ×  - Did not enter / Withdrew / Banned
  •    - Hosts
  • q - Qualified for forthcoming tournament

For each tournament, the flag of the host country and the number of qualified teams in each tournament (in parentheses) are shown. `

Team 1991
China
(12)
1995
Sweden
(12)
1999
United States
(16)
2003
United States
(16)
2007
China
(16)
2011
Germany
(16)
2015
Canada
(24)
2019
France
(24)
2023
Australia
New Zealand
(32)
Total
 Argentina × o o R1
16th
R1
16th
o o R1
18th
3
 Australia o R1
12th
R1
11th
R1
13th
QF
6th
QF
8th
QF
7th
R2
9th
Q 8
 Brazil R1
9th
R1
9th
3rd QF
5th
2nd QF
5th
R2
9th
R2
10th
8
 Cameroon o × o o o o R2
11th
R2
15th
2
 Canada o R1
10th
R1
12th
4th R1
9th
R1
16th
QF
6th
R2
11th
7
 Chile o o o o o o o R1
17th
1
 China PR QF
5th
4th 2nd QF
6th
QF
5th
o QF
8th
R2
14th
7
 Chinese Taipei QF
8th
o o o o o o o 1
 Colombia × × o o o R1
14th
R2
12th
o 2
 Costa Rica o × o o o o R1
18th
o 1
 Denmark QF
7th
QF
7th
R1
15th
o R1
12th
o o o 4
 Ecuador × o o o o o R1
24th
o 1
 England o QF
6th
o o QF
7th
QF
7th
3rd 4th 5
 Equatorial Guinea × × × o o R1
15th
o × 1
 France o o o R1
9th
o 4th QF
5th
QF
6th
4
 Germany 4th 2nd QF
8th
1st 1st QF
6th
4th QF
5th
8
 Ghana o o R1
T-13th
R1
12th
R1
15th
o o o 3
 Italy QF
6th
o R1
9th
o o o o QF
7th
3
 Ivory Coast × × × o o o R1
23rd
o 1
 Jamaica o o × o o × o R1
23rd
1
 Japan R1
12th
QF
8th
R1
T-13th
R1
10th
R1
T-10th
1st 2nd R2
13th
8
 North Korea o × R1
10th
R1
11th
QF
8th
R1
13th
× o 4
 South Korea o o o R1
14th
o o R2
14th
R1
21st
3
 Mexico o o R1
16th
o o R1
11th
R1
22nd
o 3
 Netherlands o o o o o o R2
13th
2nd 2
 New Zealand R1
11th
o o o R1
14th
R1
12th
R1
19th
R1
20th
Q 6
 Nigeria R1
10th
R1
11th
QF
7th
R1
15th
R1
13th
R1
9th
R1
21st
R2
16th
8
 Norway 2nd 1st 4th QF
7th
4th R1
10th
R2
10th
QF
8th
8
 Russia × o QF
5th
QF
8th
o o o o 2
 Scotland × o o o o o o R1
19th
1
 South Africa × o o o o o o R1
22nd
1
 Spain o o o o o o R1
20th
R2
12th
2
 Sweden 3rd QF
5th
QF
6th
2nd R1
T-10th
3rd R2
16th
3rd 8
  Switzerland o o o o o o R2
15th
o 1
 Thailand o × × o o o R1
17th
R1
24th
2
 United States 1st 3rd 1st 3rd 3rd 2nd 1st 1st 8
Team 1991
China
(12)
1995
Sweden
(12)
1999
United States
(16)
2003
United States
(16)
2007
China
(16)
2011
Germany
(16)
2015
Canada
(24)
2019
France
(24)
2023
Australia
New Zealand
(32)
Total

Results of host nations

Host nations are granted an automatic spot in the World Cup group stage.

Year Host Nation Finish
1991  China PR Quarter-Final
1995  Sweden Quarter-Final
1999  United States Champions
2003  United States Third Place
2007  China PR Quarter-Final
2011  Germany Quarter-Final
2015  Canada Quarter-Final
2019  France Quarter-Final
2023  Australia
 New Zealand
TBD

Results of defending champions, runners-up

Year Defending champions Finish Defending runners-up Finish
1995  United States Third Place  Norway Champions
1999  Norway Fourth Place  Germany Quarter-Final
2003  United States Third Place  China PR Quarter-Final
2007  Germany Champions  Sweden Group Stage
2011  Germany Quarter-Final  Brazil Quarter-Final
2015  Japan Runners-up  United States Champions
2019  United States Champions  Japan Round of 16
2023  United States TBD  Netherlands TBD

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 United States4138
2 Germany2103
3 Japan1102
 Norway1102
5 Sweden0134
6 Brazil0112
7 China PR0101
 Netherlands0101
9 England0011
Totals (9 nations)88824

Ranking of teams by number of appearances

Team Apps Record
streak
Active
streak
Debut Most
recent
Best result
 United States 8 8 8 1991 2019 Champions (1991, 1999*, 2015, 2019)
 Germany 8 8 8 1991 2019 Champions (2003, 2007)
 Norway 8 8 8 1991 2019 Champions (1995)
 Japan 8 8 8 1991 2019 Champions (2011)
 Sweden 8 8 8 1991 2019 Runners-up (2003)
 Brazil 8 8 8 1991 2019 Runners-up (2007)
 Nigeria 8 8 8 1991 2019 Quarterfinals (1999)
 Australia 8 8 8 1995 2023 Quarterfinals (2007, 2011, 2015)
 China PR 7 5 2 1991 2019 Runners-up (1999)
 Canada 7 7 7 1995 2019 Fourth place (2003)
 New Zealand 6 5 5 1991 2023 Round 1
 England 5 4 4 1995 2019 Third place (2015)
 France 4 3 3 2003 2019 Fourth place (2011)
 Denmark 4 3 0 1991 2007 Quarterfinals (1991, 1995)
 North Korea 4 4 0 1999 2011 Quarterfinals (2007)
 Italy 3 1 1 1991 2019 Quarterfinals (1991, 2019)
 South Korea 3 2 2 2003 2019 Round of 16 (2015)
 Argentina 3 2 1 2003 2019 Round 1
 Ghana 3 3 0 1999 2007 Round 1
 Mexico 3 2 0 1999 2015 Round 1
 Netherlands 2 2 2 2015 2019 Runners-up (2019)
 Russia 2 2 0 1999 2003 Quarterfinals (1999, 2003)
 Cameroon 2 2 2 2015 2019 Round of 16 (2015, 2019)
 Colombia 2 2 0 2011 2015 Round of 16 (2015)
 Spain 2 2 2 2015 2019 Round of 16 (2019)
 Thailand 2 2 2 2015 2019 Round 1
 Chinese Taipei 1 1 0 1991 1991 Quarterfinals (1991)
  Switzerland 1 1 0 2015 2015 Round of 16 (2015)
 Equatorial Guinea 1 1 0 2011 2011 Round 1
 Costa Rica 1 1 0 2015 2015 Round 1
 Ecuador 1 1 0 2015 2015 Round 1
 Ivory Coast 1 1 0 2015 2015 Round 1
 Chile 1 1 1 2019 2019 Round 1
 Jamaica 1 1 1 2019 2019 Round 1
 Scotland 1 1 1 2019 2019 Round 1
 South Africa 1 1 1 2019 2019 Round 1
  • Sorted by appearances, best result, number of times that result was achieved, and first to achieve that result, in that order. If still tied, sorted alphabetically.
  • *: Tournament hosts.

Overall team records

As per statistical convention in football, matches decided in extra time are counted as wins and losses, while matches decided by penalty shoot-outs are counted as draws. 3 points per win, 1 point per draw and 0 points per loss.

The table is accurate up to the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup.

Rank Team Part Pld W D L GF GA GD Points
1  United States 8 50 40 6 4 138 38 +100 126
2  Germany 8 44 30 5 9 121 39 +82 95
3  Norway 8 40 24 4 12 93 52 +41 76
4  Sweden 8 40 23 5 12 71 48 +23 74
5  Brazil 8 34 20 4 10 66 40 +26 64
6  China PR 7 33 16 7 10 53 32 +21 55
7  England 5 26 15 4 7 43 30 +13 49
8  Japan 8 33 14 4 15 39 59 -20 46
9  France 4 19 10 3 6 32 30 +12 33
10  Canada 7 27 8 5 14 34 52 -18 29
11  Australia 7 26 7 6 13 38 50 -12 27
12  Netherlands 2 11 7 1 3 14 9 +5 22
13  Italy 3 12 6 1 5 20 12 +8 19
14  Nigeria 8 26 4 3 19 20 63 -43 15
15  Russia 2 8 4 0 4 16 14 +2 12
16  North Korea 4 13 3 2 8 12 20 -8 11
17  Denmark 4 14 3 1 10 19 26 -7 10
18  Cameroon 2 8 3 0 5 12 12 0 9
19  Spain 2 7 1 2 4 6 8 -2 5
20  Colombia 2 7 1 2 4 4 9 -5 5
21  South Korea 3 10 1 1 8 6 27 -21 4
22  Ghana 3 9 1 1 7 6 30 -24 4
23   Switzerland 1 4 1 0 3 11 5 +6 3
24  Chile 1 3 1 0 2 2 5 -3 3
25  Chinese Taipei 1 4 1 0 3 2 15 -13 3
26  Mexico 3 9 0 3 6 6 30 -24 3
27  New Zealand 5 15 0 3 12 8 34 -26 3
28  Thailand 2 6 1 0 5 4 30 -26 3
29  Costa Rica 1 3 0 2 1 3 4 -1 2
30  Argentina 3 9 0 2 7 5 37 -32 2
31  Scotland 1 3 0 1 2 5 7 -2 1
32  Equatorial Guinea 1 3 0 0 3 2 7 -5 0
33  South Africa 1 3 0 0 3 1 8 -7 0
34  Jamaica 1 3 0 0 3 1 12 -11 0
35  Ivory Coast 1 3 0 0 3 3 16 -13 0
36  Ecuador 1 3 0 0 3 1 17 -16 0

Results by confederation

   -- Hosts are from this confederation

AFC

1991
China
(12)
1995
Sweden
(12)
1999
United States
(16)
2003
United States
(16)
2007
China
(16)
2011
Germany
(16)
2015
Canada
(24)
2019
France
(24)
2023
Australia
New Zealand
(32)
Total
Teams 3 2 3 4 4 3 5 5 29
Top 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- 4 3 7
Top 8 2 2 1 1 3 2 3 0 14
Top 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 4
Top 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 3
1st Japan 1
2nd China Japan 2
3rd 0
4th China 1

CAF

1991
China
(12)
1995
Sweden
(12)
1999
United States
(16)
2003
United States
(16)
2007
China
(16)
2011
Germany
(16)
2015
Canada
(24)
2019
France
(24)
2023
Australia
New Zealand
(32)
Total
Teams 1 1 2 2 2 2 3 3 16
Top 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- 1 2 3
Top 8 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Top 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Top 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1st 0
2nd 0
3rd 0
4th 0

CONCACAF

1991
China
(12)
1995
Sweden
(12)
1999
United States
(16)
2003
United States
(16)
2007
China
(16)
2011
Germany
(16)
2015
Canada
(24)
2019
France
(24)
2023
Australia
New Zealand
(32)
Total
Teams 1 2 3 2 2 3 4 3 20
Top 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- 2 2 4
Top 8 1 1 1 2 1 1 2 1 10
Top 4 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 9
Top 2 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 5
1st United States United States United States United States 4
2nd United States 1
3rd United States United States United States 3
4th Canada 1

CONMEBOL

1991
China
(12)
1995
Sweden
(12)
1999
United States
(16)
2003
United States
(16)
2007
China
(16)
2011
Germany
(16)
2015
Canada
(24)
2019
France
(24)
2023
Australia
New Zealand
(32)
Total
Teams 1 1 1 2 2 2 3 3 15
Top 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- 2 1 3
Top 8 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 4
Top 4 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2
Top 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
1st 0
2nd Brazil 1
3rd Brazil 1
4th 0

OFC

1991
China
(12)
1995
Sweden
(12)
1999
United States
(16)
2003
United States
(16)
2007
China
(16)
2011
Germany
(16)
2015
Canada
(24)
2019
France
(24)
2023
Australia
New Zealand
(32)
Total
Teams 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 8
Top 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- 0 0 0
Top 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Top 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Top 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1st 0
2nd 0
3rd 0
4th 0

UEFA

1991
China
(12)
1995
Sweden
(12)
1999
United States
(16)
2003
United States
(16)
2007
China
(16)
2011
Germany
(16)
2015
Canada
(24)
2019
France
(24)
2023
Australia
New Zealand
(32)
Total
Teams 5 5 6 5 5 5 8 9 48
Top 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- 7 8 15
Top 8 5 5 4 4 3 4 3 7 35
Top 4 3 2 1 2 2 2 2 3 17
Top 2 1 2 0 2 1 0 0 1 7
1st Norway Germany Germany 3
2nd Norway Germany Sweden Netherlands 4
3rd Sweden Sweden England Sweden 4
4th Germany Norway Norway France Germany England 6

Droughts

This section is a list of droughts associated with the participation of women's national football teams in the FIFA Women's World Cups.

Longest active World Cup appearance droughts

Does not include teams that have not yet made their first appearance or teams that no longer exist.

Longest World Cup appearance droughts overall

Only includes droughts begun after a team's first appearance and until the team ceased to exist updated to include qualification for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup.

Team Prev. appearance Next appearance WC Missed
 Chinese Taipei 1991 active 7
 Italy 1999 2019 4
 Russia 2003 active 4
 New Zealand 1991 2007 3
 Denmark 2007 active 3
 Ghana 2007 active 3
 Argentina 2007 2019 2
 South Korea 2003 2015 2
 Mexico 1999 2011 2
 England 1995 2007 2
 Equatorial Guinea 2011 active 2
 North Korea 2011 active 2
 China PR 2007 2015 1
 France 2003 2011 1
 Colombia 2015 active 1
 Costa Rica 2015 active 1
 Ecuador 2015 active 1
 Ivory Coast 2015 active 1
  Switzerland 2015 active 1

See also

References


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