Guangdong held first World Women's Football Championship
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First World Women's Football Championship Souvenir Plate

China is home to the most well received game in the world - football.

Nowadays, people's enthusiasm towards men's football game is sweeping the world. But concerning women, Guangdong witnessed the first World Women's Football Championship in 1991.

The First World Women's Football Championship was held by Chinese Football Association authorized by FIFA in collaboration with Guangdong Government on November 16, 1991. FIFA had planned that the competition was to be held in June or July but subtropical climate in Guangzhou might affect players' performance. As a result, the First World Women's Football Championship was delayed to November. Football teams included 18 European, 9 Asian, 3 Oceanian, 8 North American, 3 South American and 10 African teams respectively. The involved countries covered the whole world and matching scene was of great spectacular.

China was confronted with Norway in the first match and after 22 minutes, Chinese female player Mali scored a goal, the fist score in China's women football history. Finally, Chinese achieved remarkable performance and ranked the 5th after Norway, Sweden and German and America won the champion. On November 30, the final match and closing ceremony kicked off in Tianhe Stadium.

This competition embarked on a new era of world women's football history and made a significant contribution to the world football cause. It also served as a cornerstone for Chinese women's football due to her good grades.

In order to commemorate this big sports event, People's Bank of China issued a series of stamps whose backs were female players' heroic postures. The First World Women's Football Championship Emblem designed the east and west hemispheres as the shape of football and there was a energetic female player in the center. An abstract symbol of ram was drawn on football due to the ram' year and Guangzhou's alias—Ram City. The color of background was green signifying the green football playground and longevity of life.


Editor: Jecey
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