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The 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup will be the eighth edition of the FIFA Women's World Cup, the quadrennial international football championship contested by the women's national teams of the member associations of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) between 7 June and 7 July 2019.[1] In March 2015, France won the right to host the event;[2] the first time the country will host the tournament, and the third time a European nation will. Matches are planned for nine cities across France. The United States enters the competition as defending champions. It will also be the first Women's World Cup to use the video assistant referee (VAR) system.

2019 FIFA Women's World Cup
Coupe du Monde Féminine de la FIFA - France 2019
2019 FIFA Women's World Cup.svg
Tournament details
Host countryFrance
Dates7 June – 7 July
Teams24 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)9 (in 9 host cities)
2015
2023

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Host selectionEdit

On 6 March 2014, FIFA announced that bidding had begun for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup. Member associations interested in hosting the tournament had to submit a declaration of interest by 15 April 2014, and provide the complete set of bidding documents by 31 October 2014.[3] As a principle, FIFA preferred the 2019 Women's World Cup and the 2018 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup to be hosted by the same member association, but reserved the right to award the hosting of the events separately.

Initially, five countries indicated interest in hosting the events: England, France, Korea Republic, New Zealand and South Africa. However, the number of bidding nations was narrowed down to two in October 2014, when the French Football Federation and Korea Football Association submitted their official bid documents to FIFA.[2] Both The Football Association and New Zealand Football registered expressions of interest by the April 2014 deadline,[4][5] but in June 2014 it was announced that each would no longer proceed.[6][7] The South African Football Association registered an expression of interest by the April 2014 deadline,[8] however later decided to withdraw prior to the final October deadline.[9] Both Japan Football Association and the Swedish Football Association had also expressed interest in bidding for the 2019 tournament, however Japan chose to focus on the 2019 Rugby World Cup and the 2020 Summer Olympics,[10] whilst Sweden decided to focus on European U-17 competitions instead.[11][12]

The following countries made official bids for hosting the tournament by submitting their documents by 31 October 2014:[13][14]

On 19 March 2015, France officially won the bid to host the Women's World Cup and the U-20 Women's World Cup. The decision came after a vote by the FIFA Executive Committee.[17] Upon the selection, France became the fourth country to host both men's and women's World Cup, having hosted the men's twice in 1938 and 1998.

QualificationEdit

The slot allocation was approved by the FIFA Council on 13–14 October 2016.[18] The slots for each confederation are unchanged from those of the previous tournament except the slot for the hosts has been moved from CONCACAF (Canada) to UEFA (France).[19]

  • AFC (Asia): 5 slots
  • CAF (Africa): 3 slots
  • CONCACAF (North, Central America and Caribbean): 3 slots
  • CONMEBOL (South America): 2 slots
  • OFC (Oceania): 1 slot
  • UEFA (Europe): 8 slots
  • Host Nation: 1 slot
  • CONCACAF–CONMEBOL play-off: 1 slot

Qualifying matches started on 3 April 2017, and ended on 1 December 2018.

Qualified teamsEdit

A total of 24 teams qualified for the final tournament.[20] Each team's FIFA Rankings in March 2019 are shown in parenthesis.[21]

Chile, Jamaica, Scotland, and South Africa will make their Women's World Cup debuts, while Italy will take part in the event for the first time since 1999 and Argentina will take part in the event for the first time since 2007. Brazil, Germany, Japan, Nigeria, Norway, Sweden, and the United States qualified for their eighth World Cup, continuing their streak of qualifying for every World Cup held so far.

VenuesEdit

Twelve cities were candidates.[22] The final 9 stadiums were chosen on 14 June 2017; Stade de la Beaujoire in Nantes, Stade Marcel-Picot in Nancy, and Stade de l'Abbé-Deschamps in Auxerre were cut.[23]

Three of the stadiums were used at the UEFA Euro 2016: Parc Olympique in Lyon, Allianz Riviera in Nice, and Parc des Princes in Paris. The last of these hosted matches in the 1998 men's World Cup, and stands on the former site of a stadium that hosted matches in the 1938 men's World Cup. Another stadium that was used in 1998 is Stade de la Mosson in Montpellier. The other stadiums seat under 30,000 spectators.

The semi-finals and final will be played at Parc Olympique Lyonnais in the Lyon suburb of Décines, with 58,000 capacity, while the opening match will be played at Parc des Princes in Paris.[24]

Lyon Paris Nice Montpellier
Parc Olympique Lyonnais Parc des Princes Allianz Riviera
(Stade de Nice)
Stade de la Mosson
Capacity: 59,186 Capacity: 48,583 Capacity: 35,624 Capacity: 32,900
     
Rennes
Roazhon Park
Capacity: 29,164
 
Le Havre Valenciennes Reims Grenoble
Stade Océane Stade du Hainaut Stade Auguste-Delaune Stade des Alpes
Capacity: 25,178 Capacity: 25,172 Capacity: 21,127 Capacity: 20,068
       

OfficiatingEdit

On 3 December 2018, FIFA announced the list of 27 referees and 48 assistant referees for the tournament.[25][26]

Video assistant refereesEdit

On 15 March 2019, the FIFA Council approved the use of the video assistant referee (VAR) system for the first time in a FIFA Women's World Cup tournament. The technology was previously deployed at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.[27] The fifteen VAR officials were announced by FIFA on 2 May 2019.[28][29]

Confederation Video assistant referees
AFC   Chris Beath
  Mohammed Abdulla Hassan Mohamed
CONCACAF   Drew Fischer
CONMEBOL   Mauro Vigliano
UEFA   Bastian Dankert
  Carlos del Cerro Grande
  Paweł Gil
  Massimiliano Irrati
  Tiago Martins
  Danny Makkelie
  José María Sánchez Martínez [es]
  Sascha Stegemann
  Clément Turpin
  Paolo Valeri
  Felix Zwayer

DrawEdit

The draw for the final tournament was held on 8 December 2018, 18:00 CET (UTC+1), at the La Seine Musicale on the island of Île Seguin, Boulogne-Billancourt.[30] The 24 teams were drawn into six groups of four teams.[31]

The 24 teams were allocated to four pots based on the FIFA Women's World Rankings released on 7 December 2018, with hosts France automatically placed in Pot 1 and position A1 in the draw.[32] Teams from Pot 1 were drawn first and assigned to Position 1. This was followed by Pot 2, Pot 3, and finally Pot 4, with each of these teams also drawn to one of the positions 2–4 within their group. No group could contain more than one team from each confederation apart from UEFA, which have nine teams, where each group had to contain either one or two UEFA teams.[33][34]

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4

  France (3) (hosts)
  United States (1)
  Germany (2)
  England (4)
  Canada (5)
  Australia (6)

  Netherlands (7)
  Japan (8)
  Sweden (9)
  Brazil (10)
  Spain (12)
  Norway (13)

  South Korea (14)
  China PR (15)
  Italy (16)
  New Zealand (19)
  Scotland (20)
  Thailand (29)

  Argentina (36)
  Chile (38)
  Nigeria (39)
  Cameroon (46)
  South Africa (48)
  Jamaica (53)

SquadsEdit

Each team has to provide to FIFA a preliminary squad of between 23 and 50 players by 26 April 2019, which shall not be published. From the preliminary squad, each team has to name a final squad of 23 players (three of whom must be goalkeepers) by 24 May 2019. Players in the final squad can be replaced by a player from the preliminary squad due to serious injury or illness up to 24 hours prior to kickoff of the team's first match.[35]

Group stageEdit

The match schedule for the tournament was released on 8 February 2018.[36] Following the final draw, seven group stage kick-off times were adjusted by FIFA.[37]

The top two teams of each group and the four best third-placed teams advance to the round of 16.[35]

All times are local, CEST (UTC+2).[37]

TiebreakersEdit

The ranking of teams in the group stage is determined as follows:[35]

  1. Points obtained in all group matches (three points for a win, one for a draw, none for a defeat);
  2. Goal difference in all group matches;
  3. Number of goals scored in all group matches;
  4. Points obtained in the matches played between the teams in question;
  5. Goal difference in the matches played between the teams in question;
  6. Number of goals scored in the matches played between the teams in question;
  7. Fair play points in all group matches (only one deduction could be applied to a player in a single match):
    • Yellow card: −1 points;
    • Indirect red card (second yellow card): −3 points;
    • Direct red card: −4 points;
    • Yellow card and direct red card: −5 points;
  8. Drawing of lots.

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   France (H) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advance to knockout stage
1   South Korea 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1   Norway 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Possible knockout stage based on ranking
1   Nigeria 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 7 June 2019. Source: FIFA
(H) Host.
France  Match 1  South Korea
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Norway  Match 2  Nigeria
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Nigeria  Match 14  South Korea
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France  Match 13  Norway
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Nigeria  Match 25  France
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South Korea  Match 26  Norway
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Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Germany 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advance to knockout stage
1   China PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1   Spain 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Possible knockout stage based on ranking
1   South Africa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 8 June 2019. Source: FIFA
Germany  Match 3  China PR
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Spain  Match 4  South Africa
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Germany  Match 15  Spain
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South Africa  Match 16  China PR
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South Africa  Match 27  Germany
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China PR  Match 28  Spain
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Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Australia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advance to knockout stage
1   Italy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1   Brazil 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Possible knockout stage based on ranking
1   Jamaica 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 9 June 2019. Source: FIFA
Australia  Match 5  Italy
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Brazil  Match 6  Jamaica
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Australia  Match 17  Brazil
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Jamaica  Match 18  Italy
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Jamaica  Match 29  Australia
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Italy  Match 30  Brazil
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Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   England 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advance to knockout stage
1   Scotland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1   Argentina 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Possible knockout stage based on ranking
1   Japan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 9 June 2019. Source: FIFA
England  Match 7  Scotland
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Argentina  Match 8  Japan
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Japan  Match 20  Scotland
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England  Match 19  Argentina
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Japan  Match 31  England
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Scotland  Match 32  Argentina
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Group EEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Canada 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advance to knockout stage
1   Cameroon 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1   New Zealand 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Possible knockout stage based on ranking
1   Netherlands 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 10 June 2019. Source: FIFA
Canada  Match 9  Cameroon
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New Zealand  Match 10  Netherlands
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Netherlands  Match 22  Cameroon
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Canada  Match 21  New Zealand
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Netherlands  Match 33  Canada
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Cameroon  Match 34  New Zealand
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Group FEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   United States 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advance to knockout stage
1   Thailand 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1   Chile 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Possible knockout stage based on ranking
1   Sweden 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 11 June 2019. Source: FIFA
Chile  Match 12  Sweden
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United States  Match 11  Thailand
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Sweden  Match 24  Thailand
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United States  Match 23  Chile
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Sweden  Match 35  United States
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Thailand  Match 36  Chile
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Ranking of third-placed teamsEdit

The four best third-placed teams from the six groups advance to the knockout stage along with the six group winners and six runners-up.

Pos Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 A Third place of Group A 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advance to knockout stage
1 B Third place of Group B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 C Third place of Group C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 D Third place of Group D 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 E Third place of Group E 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 F Third place of Group F 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 7 June 2019. Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Fair play points; 5) Drawing of lots.

Knockout stageEdit

In the knockout stage, if a match is level at the end of 90 minutes of normal playing time, extra time will be played (two periods of 15 minutes each), where each team is allowed to make a fourth substitution. If still tied after extra time, the match will be decided by a penalty shoot-out to determine the winner.[35]

In the round of 16, the four third-placed teams will be matched with the winners of groups A, B, C, and D. The specific match-ups involving the third-placed teams depend on which four third-placed teams qualified for the round of 16:[35]

Third-placed teams
qualify from groups
1A
vs
1B
vs
1C
vs
1D
vs
A B C D 3C 3D 3A 3B
A B C E 3C 3A 3B 3E
A B C F 3C 3A 3B 3F
A B D E 3D 3A 3B 3E
A B D F 3D 3A 3B 3F
A B E F 3E 3A 3B 3F
A C D E 3C 3D 3A 3E
A C D F 3C 3D 3A 3F
A C E F 3C 3A 3F 3E
A D E F 3D 3A 3F 3E
B C D E 3C 3D 3B 3E
B C D F 3C 3D 3B 3F
B C E F 3E 3C 3B 3F
B D E F 3E 3D 3B 3F
C D E F 3C 3D 3F 3E

BracketEdit

 
Round of 16Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
              
 
22 June – Nice
 
 
Runners-up Group A
 
27 June – Le Havre
 
Runners-up Group C
 
Winners Match 37
 
23 June – Valenciennes
 
Winners Match 39
 
Winners Group D
 
2 July – Lyon
 
3rd Group B / E / F
 
Winners Match 45
 
23 June – Le Havre
 
Winners Match 46
 
Winners Group A
 
28 June – Paris
 
3rd Group C / D / E
 
Winners Match 40
 
24 June – Reims
 
Winners Match 41
 
Runners-up Group B
 
7 July – Lyon
 
Winners Group F
 
Winners Match 49
 
25 June – Montpellier
 
Winners Match 50
 
Winners Group C
 
29 June – Valenciennes
 
3rd Group A / B / F
 
Winners Match 43
 
25 June – Rennes
 
Winners Match 44
 
Winners Group E
 
3 July – Lyon
 
Runners-up Group D
 
Winners Match 47
 
22 June – Grenoble
 
Winners Match 48Third place
 
Winners Group B
 
29 June – Rennes6 July – Nice
 
3rd Group A / C / D
 
Winners Match 38Losers Match 49
 
24 June – Paris
 
Winners Match 42Losers Match 50
 
Runners-up Group F
 
 
Runners-up Group E
 

Round of 16Edit

Winners Group BMatch 383rd Group A / C / D
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Runners-up Group AMatch 37Runners-up Group C
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Winners Group DMatch 393rd Group B / E / F
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Winners Group AMatch 403rd Group C / D / E
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Runners-up Group BMatch 41Winners Group F
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Runners-up Group FMatch 42Runners-up Group E
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Winners Group CMatch 433rd Group A / B / F
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Winners Group EMatch 44Runners-up Group D
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Quarter-finalsEdit

Winners Match 37Match 45Winners Match 39
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Winners Match 40Match 46Winners Match 41
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Winners Match 43Match 47Winners Match 44
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Winners Match 38Match 48Winners Match 42
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Semi-finalsEdit

Winners Match 45Match 49Winners Match 46
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Winners Match 47Match 50Winners Match 48
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Third place play-offEdit

Losers Match 49Match 51Losers Match 50
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FinalEdit

Winners Match 49Match 52Winners Match 50
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The scheduling of the final was criticized by many followers of the women's game. The finals of two men's continental championships—the Copa América in Rio de Janeiro and CONCACAF Gold Cup in Chicago—will be held on the same date.[38]

BrandingEdit

The emblem and slogan were launched on 19 September 2017 at the Musée de l'Homme in Paris.[39] The emblem mimics the shape of the World Cup trophy and features a stylised football surrounded by eight decorative shards of light, symbolising the eighth edition of the Women’s World Cup. It alludes to several French cultural icons:

The official slogan is "Dare to Shine", which translates to French as "Le moment de briller".[24]

TicketingEdit

FIFA and the local organising committee sold tickets for the Women's World Cup beginning with a pre-sale of individual tickets in December 2018, single-city ticket packages in late 2018, and single-ticket sales for the general public beginning on 7 March 2019.[40] The online platform, hosted by AP2S, permitted fans to print their tickets beginning on 20 May 2019, which included seating assignments that had separated ticketholders who had purchased their tickets as a group or family. FIFA responded to online complaints by referring to a warning in the online system that had reminded purchasers that its tickets would not be guaranteed in the same areas, inciting further outrage, but allowed families with underage children to have adjacent seating.[41][42][43]

MascotEdit

The official mascot named "ettie" was unveiled on 12 May 2018 at the TF1 Group headquarters, and was broadcast on LCI. She made her first public appearance in Paris in front of the iconic Eiffel Tower. FIFA describe her as "a young chicken with a passion for life and football" and state that "she comes from a long line of feathered mascots, and is the daughter of Footix, the Official Mascot of the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France".[44]

Broadcasting rightsEdit

Qualified teams for Summer OlympicsEdit

The World Cup will be used by UEFA to qualify three teams for the 2020 Summer Olympic women's football tournament in Japan.[45] If teams in contention for the Olympic spots are eliminated in the same round, ties are not broken by their overall tournament record, and play-offs or a mini-tournament to decide the spots will be held if necessary in early 2020.

For the first time, as per the agreement between the four British football associations (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales), Great Britain will attempt to qualify for the Olympics through England's performance in the World Cup (a procedure already successfully employed by Team GB in field hockey and rugby sevens). Scotland also qualified for the World Cup but, under the agreement whereby the highest ranked home nation is nominated to compete for the purposes of Olympic qualification, their performance will not be taken into account. In effect, therefore, eight European teams will be competing for three qualification places.[33][46]

Team Qualified on Previous appearances in Summer Olympics1
TBD
TBD
TBD
1 Bold indicates champions for that year. Italic indicates hosts for that year.

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