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Just a year after the 2018 edition of the men’s World Cup final in Russia, the Women’s World Cup 2019 is in full swing, having started on June 7, 2019 and ending on July 7, 2019 .

Taking place in France – the first time the country has hosted the tournament and the third time Europe will have done so – this summer’s competition sees 24 countries compete for the highest football honour.

Defending champions, the U.S. women’s national team are still a strong side and will no doubt be aiming to lift a record fourth World Cup, just a year after the U.S. men’s national team were unable to even qualify for the World Cup in Russia.

Here is everything you need to know ahead of this summer’s competition.


Where is the Women’s World Cup 2019 final?



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The final of the 2019 Women’s World Cup will be held at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais , also know as Groupama Stadium, in Lyon on July 7, 2019. The stadium is France’s largest-capacity venue and will be able to hold 59,186 fans.

The venue is the home of Ligue 1 side Lyon and also hosted the 2018 Europa League final, which was won by Atletico Madrid.

The stadium was freshly built in 2013 to replace Lyon’s former home of Stade de Gerland and also hosted the 2017 Coupe de la Ligue Final – which marked the first time that the event took place outside of Paris.

Lyon’s home ground will be one of nine venues hosting the World Cup matches and will also host semi-final fixtures in addition to the final.

It will also be one of the venues for the 2024 Summer Olympics.


Women’s World Cup 2019 format



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This summer’s edition of the Women’s World Cup will feature 24 teams broken into six groups of four teams each.

The winner and runner-up of each group will automatically progress to the round of 16.

The four third-place teams who have accumulated the most points will also advance to the knockout stage.

Group stage fixtures begin the week of June 7, 2019 .


Women’s World Cup 2019 last 16 schedule & results


The fixtures for the last 16 stage were confirmed on June 20, the final day of the group stage.

Date Fixture Time (BST / ET) Venue
Jun 22 Germany 3-0 Nigeria 4:30pm / 11:30am Stade des Alpes, Grenoble
Jun 22 Norway 1-1 Australia (4-1 AET) 8pm / 3pm Allianz Riviera, Nice
Jun 23 England vs Cameroon 4:30pm / 11:30am Stade du Hainaut, Valenciennes
Jun 23 France vs Brazil 8pm / 3pm Stade Oceane, Le Havre
Jun 24 Spain vs USWNT 5pm / 12pm Stade Auguste-Delaune, Reims
Jun 24 Sweden vs Canada 8pm / 3pm Parc des Princes, Paris
Jun 25 Italy vs China PR 5pm / 12pm Stade de la Mosson, Montpellier
Jun 25 Netherlands vs Japan 8pm / 3pm Roazhon Park, Rennes

World Cup 2019 Group A tables, schedule & results


Pos Team GP W D L GD Pts Qualification
1 France (H, Q) 🇫🇷 3 2 0 0 +5 6 Advance to knockouts
2 Norway (Q) 🇳🇴 3 2 0 1 +3 3 Advance to knockouts
3 Nigeria 🇳🇬 (Q) 3 1 0 1 -1 3 Possible knockouts
4 South Korea 🇰🇷 (E) 3 0 0 3 -7 0

Fixtures

Date Game Time (UK) Venue
Jun 7 France 4-0 South Korea 8pm Parc des Princes, Paris
Jun 8 Norway 3-0 Nigeria 2pm Stade Auguste-Delaune, Reims
Jun 12 Nigeria 2-0 South Korea 2pm Stade des Alpes, Grenoble
Jun 12 France 2-1 Norway 8pm Allianz Riviera, Nice
Jun 17 Nigeria 0-1 France 8pm Roazhon Park, Rennes
Jun 17 South Korea 1-2 Norway 8pm Stade Auguste-Delaune, Reims

World Cup 2019 Group B tables, schedule & results


Pos Team GP W D L GD Pts Qualification
1 Germany 🇩🇪 (Q) 3 3 0 0 +6 9 Advance to knockouts
2 Spain 🇪🇸 (Q) 3 1 1 1 +1 4 Advance to knockouts
3 China PR 🇨🇳 (Q) 3 1 1 1 0 4 Possible knockouts
4 South Africa 🇿🇦 (E) 3 0 0 3 -7 0

Fixtures

Date Game Time (UK) Venue
Jun 8 Germany 1-0 China PR 2pm Roazhon Park, Rennes
Jun 8 Spain 3-1 South Africa 5pm Stade Oceane, Le Havre
Jun 12 Germany 1-0 Spain 5pm Stade du Hainaut, Valenciennes
Jun 13 South Africa 0-1 China PR 8pm Parc des Princes, Paris
Jun 17 South Africa 0-4 Germany 5pm Stade de la Mosson, Montpellier
Jun 17 China PR 0-0 Spain 5pm Stade Oceane, Le Havre

World Cup 2019 Group C tables, schedule & results


Pos Team GP W D L GD Pts Qualification
1 Italy 🇮🇹(Q) 3 2 0 1 +5 6 Advance to knockouts
2 Australia 🇦🇺(Q) 3 2 0 1 +3 6 Advance to knockouts
3 Brazil 🇧🇷(Q) 3 2 0 1 +3 6 Possible knockouts
4 Jamaica 🇯🇲 (E) 3 0 0 3 -11 0

Fixtures

Date Game Time (UK) Venue
Jun 9 Australia 1-2 Italy 12pm Stade du Hainaut, Valenciennes
Jun 9 Brazil 3-0 Jamaica 2:30pm Stade des Alpes, Grenoble
Jun 13 Australia 3-2 Brazil 5pm Stade de la Mosson, Montpellier
Jun 14 Jamaica 0-5 Italy 8pm Stade Auguste-Delaune, Reims
Jun 18 Jamaica 1-4 Australia 8pm Stade des Alpes, Grenoble
Jun 18 Italy 0-1 Brazil 8pm Stade du Hainaut, Valenciennes

World Cup 2019 Group D tables, schedule & results


Pos Team GP W D L GD Pts Qualification
1 England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 (Q) 3 3 0 0 +4 9 Advance to knockouts
2 Japan 🇯🇵 (Q) 3 1 1 1 +1 4 Advance to knockouts
3 Argentina 🇦🇷 (E) 3 0 2 1 -1 2 Possible knockouts
4 Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿(E) 3 0 1 2 -2 1

Fixtures

Date Game Time (UK) Venue
Jun 9 England 2-1 Scotland 5pm Allianz Riviera, Nice
Jun 10 Argentina 0-0 Japan 5pm Parc des Princes, Paris
Jun 14 Japan 2-1 Scotland 2pm Roazhon Park, Rennes
Jun 14 England 1-0 Argentina 8pm Stade Oceane, Le Havre
Jun 19 Japan 0-2 England 8pm Allianz Riviera, Nice
Jun 19 Scotland 3-3 Argentina 8pm Stade du Hainaut, Valenciennes

World Cup 2019 Group E tables, schedule & results


Pos Team GP W D L GD Pts Qualification
1 Netherlands 🇳🇱 (Q) 3 3 0 0 +4 9 Advance to knockouts
2 Canada 🇨🇦 (Q) 3 2 0 1 +2 6 Advance to knockouts
3 Cameroon 🇨🇲 (Q) 3 1 0 2 -2 3 Possible knockouts
4 New Zealand 🇳🇿 (E) 3 0 0 3 -4 0

Fixtures

Date Game Time (UK) Venue
Jun 10 Canada 1-0 Cameroon 8pm Stade de la Mosson, Montpellier
Jun 11 New Zealand 0-1 Netherlands 2pm Stade Oceane, Le Havre
Jun 15 Netherlands 3-1 Cameroon 5pm Stade du Hainaut, Valenciennes
Jun 15 Canada 2-0 New Zealand 8pm Stade des Alpes, Grenoble
Jun 20 Netherlands 2-1 Canada 5pm Stade Auguste-Delaune, Reims
Jun 20 Cameroon 2-1 New Zealand 5pm Stade de la Mosson, Montpellier

World Cup 2019 Group F tables, schedule & results


Pos Team GP W D L GD Pts Qualification
1 United States 🇺🇸 (Q) 2 2 0 0 +16 6 Advance to knockouts
2 Sweden 🇸🇪 (Q) 2 2 0 0 +6 6 Advance to knockouts
3 Chile 🇨🇱 (E) 2 0 0 2 -5 0 Possible knockouts
4 Thailand 🇹🇭(E) 2 0 0 2 -17 0

Fixtures

Date Game Time (UK) Venue
Jun 11 Chile 0-2 Sweden 5pm Roazhon Park, Rennes
Jun 11 USWNT 13-0 Thailand 8pm Stade Auguste-Delaune, Reims
Jun 16 Sweden 5-1 Thailand 2pm Allianz Riviera, Nice
Jun 16 USWNT 3-0 Chile 5pm Parc des Princes, Paris
Jun 20 Sweden 0-2 USWNT 8pm Stade Oceane, Le Havre
Jun 20 Thailand 0-2 Chile 8pm Roazhon Park, Rennes

Women’s World Cup 2019 host cities


In 2019, the Women’s World Cup will be held in 10 different venues across nine different cities in France, who won the right to host the tournament in March 2015. As hosts, France’s national team have automatically qualified for the competition.

Of the 10 venues, seven will stage at least three group stage games. The breakdown of venues and games can be seen in the table below.

Games City Stadium
Group stage & Round of 16 Paris Parc des Princes
Group stage & Round of 16 Reims Stade Auguste-Delaune
Group stage & Round of 16 Grenoble Stade des Alpes
Group stage & Round of 16 Rennes Roazhon Park
Group stage & Round of 16 Rennes Roazhon Park
Group stage & Round of 16 Valenciennes Stade du Hainaut
Group stage & Round of 16 Montpellier Stade de la Mosson
Group stage & Round of 16 & third place Nice Allianz Riviera
Group stage & Round of 16 & Quarter-final Le Havre Stade Oceane
Semi-finals & Final Lyon Parc Olympique Lyonnais

Women’s World Cup 2019 tickets


Packages for the general public were on sale from October 19 2018 to March 7 2019, allowing fans to attend multiple matches in a single city.

Individual tickets for World Cup matches have been on sale from March 7, 2019 and will remain available until the end of the competition, or until supplies are sold out.

Tickets are available for purchase directly from the official Women’s World Cup 2019 website with fans being able to choose between games sorted by team, city, or price range.

Single match tickets for group stage games are separated by four categories. Opening match games are priced at €13 for Category 4, €24 for Category 3, €35 for Category 2 and €49 for Category 1.

For knockout matches, individual tickets are priced at €13 for Category 4, €24 for Category 3, €35 for Category 2 and €49 for Category 1. Quarter-final tickets are availble for €57 for Category 1, €40 for Category 2, €30 for Category 3 and €15 for Category 4.

Full information on ticket sales for the Women’s World Cup is available on FIFA.com .


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



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Defending champions United States are expected to go far in France once again, having won the competition three times.

Experienced stars such as Alex Morgan, Megan Rapinoe and Tobin Heath are expected to guide the team to a potential fourth World Cup win. There will be an opportunity to introduce younger talent into the side as the country will look to prepare for the future following Hope Solo’s retirement and what could be Carli Lloyd’s final international tournament as she turns 37 two days after the 2019 final.

Meanwhile, Les Bleues will be expected to pick up on the momentum left behind by the men’s French team, with the host nation eyeing the highest honour in football by winning the tournament on home turf.

The French team’s best finish on the world stage was fourth place in the 2011 edition and the side have never progressed past the quarter-final stage of the European Championships.

Germany won gold in the 2016 Rio Oympics but tasted to defeat to the United States in the 2015 semi-finals. They will be looking to bounce back after crashing out of the 2017 Euros in the quarter-finals, despite struggling in the 2018 SheBelieves Cup after losing to France and the U.S.

Japan are one of the most consistent sides in football and were World Cup winners in 2011 and runners-up in 2015. They will be eager to seek revenge on the USWNT, with the two sides having met in the last two finals.

England are arguably a strong contender to go far in France in 2019. Despite going out of the 2015 tournament through a devastating last-minute own goal in the semis the side were still able to finish third after beating Germany.

Barcelona and Netherlands star Lieke Martens is expected to push her nation far in the World Cup, though Norway starlet and Ballon d’Or winner Ada Hegerberg is not featuring for her country this summer.

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