2019 FIFA Women's World Cup Final

2019 FIFA Women's World Cup Final
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The U.S. team lifts the championship trophy
Event2019 FIFA Women's World Cup
Date7 July 2019 (2019-07-07)
VenueParc Olympique Lyonnais, Décines-Charpieu
Player of the MatchMegan Rapinoe (United States)[1]
RefereeStéphanie Frappart (France)[2]
Attendance57,900[3]
WeatherPartly cloudy
30 °C (86 °F)
41% humidity[4][5]
2015
2023

The 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup Final was a football match which determined the winner of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup. It was the eighth final of the FIFA Women's World Cup, a quadrennial tournament contested by the women's national teams of the member associations of FIFA. The match was played on 7 July 2019 at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais in Décines-Charpieu, a suburb of Lyon, France.

The final was contested by the United States, the defending champion, and the Netherlands, in their first final. The United States won 2–0, earning their second consecutive and fourth overall Women's World Cup title, with second-half goals scored by co-captain Megan Rapinoe from the penalty spot and Rose Lavelle. With the win, the U.S. became the second team to win consecutive titles after Germany's victories in 2003 and 2007. The team's coach, Jill Ellis, became the first manager to win two Women's World Cup titles.

Each finalist was the reigning champion of its respective confederation, with the United States having won the 2018 CONCACAF Women's Championship and the Netherlands having won UEFA Women's Euro 2017.

Venue

The final was held at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais in Décines-Charpieu, a suburb of Lyon. During the tournament, the stadium was referred to as the Stade de Lyon by FIFA.[6] The venue has a seating capacity of 57,900, and hosted both semi-final events.[7] The stadium was announced as the final venue when France was confirmed as host on 19 March 2015,[8] with the stadium officially confirmed to host the semi-finals and final in September 2017.[9] The stadium is home venue of Ligue 1 club Lyon, opening in January 2016 to replace their previous stadium, the Stade de Gerland.[10] It has also hosted several UEFA Women's Champions League matches for the club's women's side, which is the most successful in European history.[11][12]

In 2008, the project for the new stadium was agreed upon by the government and commune of Décines.[13] Stadium construction started in mid 2013,[14] and finished in late 2015 at a cost of €450 million.[15][16] The stadium was chosen as a venue for UEFA Euro 2016, where it hosted six matches.[17] The stadium also hosted the 2017 Coupe de la Ligue Final and 2018 UEFA Europa League Final.[18][19] Outside of football, the Parc Olympique Lyonnais has hosted several musical performances,[20] as well as ice hockey and rugby union matches,[21] including the Rugby Champions Cup and Rugby Challenge Cup finals of 2016.[22] The stadium is planned to host matches for the 2023 Rugby World Cup and the men and women's football tournaments at the 2024 Summer Olympics.[23][24]