FIFA Women's World Cup 2019: What you need to know

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Almost a year after the 2018 FiFA men's world cup final in Russia, the women's world cup 2019 is approaching. The tournament will Kickoff on June 7th and conclude on July 2019 in France.

It will be the first time for France to host the tournament and the third time for Europe. The competition involves 24 teams, all from different continents.

Here is everything you should know ahead of the tournament.


Brief FIFA women's world cup history

The FIFA Women’s World Cup is an international football competition contested by the senior women’s national teams of the members of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport’s global governing body.

The competition has been held every four years since 1991, when the inaugural tournament, then called the FIFA Women’s World Championship, was held in China.

The seven FIFA Women’s World Cup tournaments have been won by four different national teams. The current champion is the United States, after winning their third title in the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup.


FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 Venues And Stadiums

Parc Olympique Lyonnais

Nine stadiums in 9 cities will be hosting 2019 women’s football world cup. The opening game of competition is scheduled to be played at Parc des Princes in Paris.

Lyon’ Parc Olympique Lyonnais stadium to host final match of the FIFA women’s world cup. ​The breakdown of venues and games can be seen in the table below.


Games City Stadium Capacity
Group stage &
Round of 16
Paris Parc des Princes 47,929
Group stage &
Round of 16
Reims Stade Auguste
-Delaune
21,029
Group stage &
 Round of 16
Grenoble Stade des Alpes 20 068 
Group stage &
Round of 16
Rennes Roazhon Park 29,778
Group stage &
Round of 16
Valenciennes Stade du Hainaut 25,172
Group stage &
Round of 16
Montpellier Stade de la
Mosson
27,310
Group stage &
Round of 16 &
third place
Nice Allianz Riviera 35,000
Group stage &
Round of 16 &
Quarter-final
Le Havre Stade Oceane 25,278
Semi-finals &
Final
Lyon Parc Olympique
Lyonnais
59,186



Women's world cup groups stage

Women's World Cup will feature 24 teams broken into six groups of four teams each. The opening match will feature France against South Korea. The final group stage fixture will pit Chile against Thailand on 20th June 2019.

The winner and runner-up of each group will automatically progress to the round of 16.The four third-place to accumulate the most points will also advance to the knockout stage along with the group winners and second-place finishers.


​GROUP A
Team P W D L GD Pts
France
Nigeria
South Korea


Norway

 
GROUP B
Team P W D L GD Pts
Germany
China
Spain


South Africa

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GROUP C
Team P W D L GD Pts
Australia
Brazil
Italy


Jamaica

 ​
GROUP D
Team P W D L GD Pts
Argentina
England
Japan


Scotland

 ​
GROUP E
Team P W D L GD Pts
Canada
Cameroon
New Zealand


Netherlands

 ​
GROUP F
Team P W D L GD Pts
United States
Thailand
Chile


Sweden



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Who are the favourites to win the Women's World Cup 2019?



Us soccer women's team

Defending champions United States are still a force to be reckoned with and are expected to go far in France again.

The host nation France, will be hoping to replicate the men's team impressive performance in 2018 world cup and win the tournament. With the added advantage of being the host, they will be real force.

Two time's champion Germany, won gold in the 2016 Rio Olympics but had tasted defeat to the United States in the 2015 world cup semifinals. They will be looking to bounce back after struggling in 2018.

Japan are one of the most consistent sides in the women's football and we're world cup winners in 2011 and runners up in 2015. They are expected to challenge for the title again.

Netherlands is another fascinating team. They boast star players such as Lieke Martens, Vivianne Miedema, Danielle van de Donk among others. They are expected  to propel their team to greater heights in France


Women's World Cup 2019 tickets

Individual match tickets go on general sale on Thursday March 7 at 3pm. They can be purchased from Fifa.com and range in price from €13 to €84 per game.


Which team are you backing in this year's Women's world cup and why? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section.

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