Three-time Women's World Player of the Year Birgit Prinz has announced her retirement from football at the age of 33.
Marie Hammarstrom scored in the 82nd minute to give ten-women Sweden a 2-1 victory over France in the third-place decider.
Two inspired substitutions and the in-form Abby Wambach helped the USA overcome France 3-1 while Japan were convincing winners against Sweden by the same scoreline.
England women's coach Hope Powell accused her team of "cowardice" after she struggled to find volunteers for the World Cup quarter-final penalty shoot-out against France.
Ten-woman USA beat Brazil on penalties to book their place in the semi-finals of the Women's World Cup after a thrilling game at the Rudolf-Harbig-Stadium ended 2-2 after extra-time.
France booked their place in the semi-finals of the Women's World Cup on Saturday with a penalty shoot-out victory over a battling England team after the match ended 1-1 in Leverkusen.
FIFA has announced that two North Korean players have been provisionally suspended after failing doping tests at the Women's World Cup.
Australia booked their place in the quarter-finals of the Women's World Cup as they secured a dramatic 2-1 victory over Norway.
England overcame the odds to beat in-form Japan 2-0 and seal their place at the top of Group B in the Women's World Cup.
The Women's World Cup suffered an embarrassing incident on Sunday night as an Equatorial Guinea defender held the ball in her hands in the penalty area for several seconds, only for the referee to continue play.
Brazil sealed their progress into the Women's World Cup quarter-finals with a convincing 3-0 win over Norway.
England gave themselves a great chance of qualifying for the Women's World Cup quarter-finals after coming from behind to beat New Zealand 2-1 on Friday night.
Sweden booked their place in the Women's World Cup quarter-finals with a 1-0 victory over North Korea, a result that saw the Asians' campaign ended at the group stage.
France and Germany secured a place in the quarter-finals of the Women's World Cup on Thursday with a game to spare.
Rosana's goal helped Brazil to a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Australia while Norway had a late Emilie Haavi strike to thank as they also won 1-0, against minnows Equatorial Guinea.
A second-half goal from forward Jessica Landstrom's handed Sweden a much-deserved 1-0 victory over Colombia in their Women's World Cup Group C opener.