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USA '99 Daily Summary

Day 22
Finals: July 10, 1999

Lilly, Chastain, Scurry star; U.S. beats China 5-4 in penalty kicks following scoreless tie.

PASADENA, Calif. (Saturday July 10, 1999) -- A huge save by Briana Scurry and a perfectly placed penalty kick by Brandi Chastain were enough to give the USA the Women's World Cup championship in front of a sold-out, frenzied crowd in Pasedena.   Full Story.

Women's World Cup
Brazil's ascends to third place on penalty kicks.

PASADENA, Calif. (Saturday July 10, 1999) -- Brazil midfielder Formiga converted a penalty kick in the sixth round as the "Samba Queens" captured third place in the Women's World Cup at the Rose Bowl.   Full Story.

Championship: USA 0, China 0 (USA wins 5-4 on penalty kicks)
Third place: Brazil 0, Norway 0 (Brazil wins 5-4 on penalty kicks)

Days 17-21
July 5-10, 1999

no games scheduled

Day 16
Semifinals: July 4, 1999

Parlow, Akers score, Scurry sensational in net, beating Brazil 2-0.

STANFORD, Calif. (Sunday, July 4, 1999) -- Cindy Parlow scored on a header off goalkeeper Maravilha's bobble in the fifth minute and Michelle Akers added a late penalty kick while Briana Scurry provided exceptional goalkeeping to give the United States a 2-0 victory over Brazil before approximately 73,123 in a Women's World Cup semifinal.   Full Story.

Liu, Sun each score twice to send China to final 5-0 over Norway.

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (Sunday, July 4, 1999) -- Liu Ailing and Sun Wen scored twice each -- once apiece in the first 14 minutes to lead Chinaís 5-0 rout of Norway in a Womenís World Cup semifinal tonight before 28,986 at Foxboro Stadium.   Full Story.

USA 2, Brazil 0
China 5, Norway 0

Days 14-15
July 2-3, 1999

no games scheduled

Day 13
Quarterfinals: July 1, 1999

MacMillanís first touch sets up Fawcett winner in beating Germany 3-2.

LANDOVER, Md. (Thursday, July 1, 1999) -- Tiffeny Milbrett already had one goal on the night, but it was the corner kick she deferred that provided the United States its margin of victory. Fresh off the bench, Shannon MacMillan sent that right-side corner to the near post where defender Joy Fawcett flicked home a header into the top right corner in the 66th minute, powering the United States to a 3-2 victory over Germany in a Women's World Cup quarterfinal.   Full Story.

Sissi saves Brazil with overtime goal, snuffing Nigerian rally 4-3.

LANDOVER, Md. (Thursday, July 1, 1999) -- Sissi scored her tournament leading seventh goal 14 minutes into sudden death as Brazil thwarted a fierce Nigerian comeback 4-3 in a Womenís World Cup quarterfinal. Sissi also had two assists with teammate Cidinha netting two goals.   Full Story.

USA 3, Germany 2
Brazil 4, Nigeria 3

Day 12
Quarterfinals: June 30, 1999

No surprise. Norway, China make semifinals.

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Wednesday, June 30, 1999) -- Things went pretty much as expected in the two Womenís World Cup quarterfinals. Norway, the defending champion, beat Sweden 3-1 and China downed Russia 2-0.   Full Story.

Norway 3, Sweden 1
China 2, Russia 0

Day 10-11
June 28-29, 1999

no games scheduled

Day 9
First Round: June 27, 1999

MacMillan, Venturini make most of starts in 3-0 win over N. Korea.

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (Sunday, June 27, 1999) -- Shannon MacMillan and Tisha Venturini made the most of rare starts tonight. MacMillan, a striker, scored the first goal, then twice set up midfielder Venturini for beautiful headed tallies as the United States completed a perfect 3-0 Group A record with a 3-0 victory over North Korea in the Women's World Cup before 50,484 at Foxboro Stadium.   Full Story.

Brazil sidesteps U.S with injury-time goal: Nigeria leads Africa to quarters.

LANDOVER, Md. (Sunday, June 27, 1999) -- Brazil snatched the Group B title from Germany, using a goal by substitute Maicon scored off a scramble in the penalty area four minutes into extra time to earn a 3-3 tie with Germany, thus avoiding a quarterfinal match with the United States. Nigeria became the first African team to make it past the first round by blanking Denmark 2-0.   Full Story.

USA 3, North Korea 0
Brazil 3, Germany 3
Nigeria 2, Denmark 0
Italy 2, Mexico 0

Day 8
First Round: June 26, 1999

Quarterfinalists grow to five with addition of Russia, Sweden.

(Saturday, June 26, 1999) -- Russia and Sweden increased the number of quarterfinalists to five with victories today, while defending champion Norway, already assured of advancement, received an unpleasant blow when captain and defender Linda Medalen broke her nose in a 4-0 defeat of Japan in the Womenís World Cup.   Full Story.

Norway 4, Japan 0
Russia 4, Canada 1
China 3, Australia 1
Sweden 2, Ghana 0

Day 7
June 25, 1999

no games scheduled

Day 6
First Round: June 24, 1999

Nigeria scores early, Americans often in 7-1 rout; quarterfinals near.

CHICAGO (Thursday, June 24, 1999) -- For the second straight match, the United States suffered early defensive disorganization. But when the post-game fireworks display at Soldier Field had subsided, the U.S. was virtually assured of advancing to the quarterfinals following a 7-1 rout tonight of Nigeria before a stadium soccer record of 65,080.   Full Story.

Pretinha, Sissi each net three goals in Brazilís 7-1 rout of Mexico.

CHICAGO, Ill. (Thursday, June 24, 1999) -- Sissi scored twice more and Maravilha stopped a penalty kick as Brazil clinched a quarterfinal berth with a 2-0 victory over Italy at Soldier Field.   Full Story.

USA 7, Nigeria 1
Brazil 2, Italy 0
North Korea 3, Denmark 1
Germany 6, Mexico 0

Day 5
First Round: June 23, 1999

Norway, China advance to quarterfinals.

LANDOVER, Md. (Wednesday, June 23, 1999) -- Norway served notice that it is in form to defend its Womenís World Cup title, getting two goals and an assist from Ann Aarones in a 7-1 rout of overmatched Canada before 16,448 at Jack Kent Cooke Stadium today.   Full Story.

Norway 7, Canada 1
Sweden 3, Australia 1
Russia 5, Japan 0
China 7, Ghana 0

Day 3-4
June 21-22, 1999

no games scheduled

Day 2
First Round: June 20, 1999

Norway begins defense by beating Russia 2-1.

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (Sunday, June 20, 1999) -- Norway started defense of its world championship, getting a goal and an assist from Marianne Pettersen, then holding on for a 2-1 victory over Russia in the Womenís World Cup opener today before 14,873 at Foxboro Stadium   Full Story.

Norway 2, Russia 1
Australia 1, Ghana 1
Germany 1, Italy
Nigeria 2, North Korea 1

Day 1
First Round: June 19, 1999

Incredible Hamm lifts United States to 3-0 shutout of Denmark.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (Saturday, June 19, 1999) -- In the weeks prior to the start of the 1999 Women's World Cup, United States striker Mia Hamm received more media attention than the rest of her teammates combined.   Full Story.

Pretinha, Sissi each net three goals in Brazilís 7-1 rout of Mexico.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (Saturday, June 19, 1999) -- Pretinha and Sissi each netted three goals as Brazil made easy work of Mexico 7-1 in a first-round Group A rout in the Womenís World Cup at Giants Stadium this afternoon.   Full Story.

USA 3, Denmark 0
Brazil 7, Mexico 1
China 2, Sweden 1
Japan 1, Canada 1

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