The championship, like the men’s version, has been played every four years since the inaugural tournament held in China in 1991. The United States beat Norway 2-1 in the final, to become winners of the first ever FIFA Women’s World Cup. The current title holder is Japan.
The United States and Germany have won the championship twice, and Norway and Japan once each. Brazil made the final in 2007, losing to Germany, and were third in 1999. Brazil’s Marta is the tournament’s top scorer of all time, along with Germany’s Brigit Prinz. Both have scored 14 goals.
The FIFA Women’s World Cup is recognized as the most important international competition in women’s football and is played amongst women’s national football teams of the member states of FIFA, the sport’s global governing body.
Brazil is drawn in Group E in 2015 with Korea, Spain and Costa Rica.
The full draw for 2015 is: