National team appearances in the FIFA Women's World Cup


National team appearances in the FIFA Women's World Cup
Map of appearances (1991-2011)
Map of Women's World Cup participants and their best results (1991-2007)

For more information about the FIFA Women's World Cup, see the article FIFA Women's World Cup.

This article lists the performances of each of the 24 national teams which have made at least one appearance in the World Cup finals.

Début of national teams

A total of 24 national teams have qualified for at least one Women's World Cup tournament.

Year Debutants
1991  Brazil  Chinese Taipei  China PR  Denmark  Germany  Italy  Japan  New Zealand  Nigeria  Norway  Sweden  United States
1995  Australia  Canada  England
1999  Ghana  Mexico  North Korea  Russia
2003  Argentina  France  South Korea
2007 none
2011  Colombia  Equatorial Guinea

Comprehensive team results in each World Cup

Legend
  • 1st – Champions
  • 2nd - Second place
  • 3rd - Third place
  • 4th - Fourth place
  • QF - Quarterfinals
  • R - First Round
  •  •  – Did not qualify
  •     – Did not enter
  •    – 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)
 Argentina R
16th
R
16th
 Australia R
12th
R
11th
R
13th
QF
6th
QF
8th
 Brazil R
9th
R
9th
3rd QF
5th
2nd QF
5th
 Canada R
10th
R
12th
4th R
9th
R
16th
 China PR QF
5th
4th 2nd QF
6th
QF
5th
 Chinese Taipei QF
8th
 Colombia R
14th
 Denmark QF
7th
QF
7th
R
15th
R
12th
 England QF
6th
QF
7th
QF
7th
 Equatorial Guinea R
15th
 France R
9th
4th
 Germany 4th 2nd QF
8th
1st 1st QF
6th
 Ghana R
13–14
R
12th
R
15th
 Italy QF
6th
R
9th
 Japan R
12th
QF
8th
R
13–14
R
10th
R
10–11
1st
 North Korea R
10th
R
11th
QF
8th
R
13th
 South Korea R
14th
 Mexico R
16th
R
11th
 New Zealand R
11th
R
14th
R
12th
 Nigeria R
10th
R
11th
QF
7th
R
15th
R
13th
R
9th
 Norway 2nd 1st 4th QF
7th
4th R
10th
 Russia QF
5th
QF
8th
 Sweden 3rd QF
5th
QF
6th
2nd R
10–11
3rd
 United States 1st 3rd 1st 3rd 3rd 2nd
Team 1991
China
(12)
1995
Sweden
(12)
1999
United States
(16)
2003
United States
(16)
2007
China
(16)
2011
Germany
(16)

Ranking of teams by number of appearances

Team Number of appearances Record streak First appearance Most recent appearance Best result
 Germany 6 6 1991 2011 Champions (2003, 2007)
 United States 6 6 1991 2011 Champions (1991, 1999)
 Japan 6 6 1991 2011 Champions (2011)
 Norway 6 6 1991 2011 Champions (1995)
 Sweden 6 6 1991 2011 Second Place (2003)
 Brazil 6 6 1991 2011 Second Place (2007)
 Nigeria 6 6 1991 2011 Quarterfinal (1999)
 China PR 5 5 1991 2007 Second Place (1999)
 Canada 5 5 1995 2011 Fourth Place (2003)
 Australia 5 5 1995 2011 Quarterfinal (2007, 2011)
 Denmark 4 3 1991 2007 Quarterfinal (1991, 1995)
 North Korea 4 4 1999 2011 Quarterfinal (2007)
 England 3 2 1995 2011 Quarterfinal (1995, 2007, 2011)
 New Zealand 3 2 1991 2011 Round 1
 Ghana 3 3 1999 2007 Round 1
 France 2 1 2003 2011 Fourth Place (2011)
 Russia 2 2 1999 2003 Quarterfinal (1999, 2003)
 Italy 2 1 1991 1999 Quarterfinal (1991)
 Argentina 2 2 2003 2007 Round 1
 Mexico 2 1 1999 2011 Round 1
 Chinese Taipei 1 1 1991 1991 Quarterfinal (1991)
 South Korea 1 1 2003 2003 Round 1
 Equatorial Guinea 1 1 2011 2011 Round 1
 Colombia 1 1 2011 2011 Round 1
Active Streak Champion


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