The FIFA Women's World Cup 1999 was held on in the United States and won by the host team. The final between the U.S. and China, held at on July 10 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California was the most-attended women's sports event in history with an official attendance of 90,185. The final was scoreless after extra time and won by the U.S. in a penalty shootout, with Brandi Chastain scoring the tournament-winning spotkick. Prior to the winning penalty kick, U.S. goalkeeper Brianna Scurry made a critical save to provide Chastain a chance to score the winning goal.
16 teams participated in the final tournament. The teams were:
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