On This Date 11/30/1991

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Team USA wins the inaugural Women’s World Cup beat Norway 2-1 in the final in front of 65,000 fans in Guangzhou, China. Michelle Akers-Stahl led the Americans, who scored two goals, one in the 20th minute and the other in the 78th. The 12-team tournament began two weeks earlier and was considered a big success, leading to new opportunities for women’s sports.