2019 FIFA Women's World Cup

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

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.

FIFA Womens World Cup international association football competition

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 international 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.

Womens association football association football when played by women

Women's association football, also commonly known as women's football or women's soccer is the most prominent team sport played by women around the globe. It is played at the professional level in numerous countries throughout the world and 176 national teams participate internationally.

France Republic with mainland in Europe and numerous oversea territories

France, officially the French Republic, is a country whose territory consists of metropolitan France in Western Europe and several overseas regions and territories. The metropolitan area of France extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to the Atlantic Ocean. It is bordered by Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany to the northeast, Switzerland and Italy to the east, and Andorra and Spain to the south. The overseas territories include French Guiana in South America and several islands in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans. The country's 18 integral regions span a combined area of 643,801 square kilometres (248,573 sq mi) and a total population of 67.3 million. France, a sovereign state, is a unitary semi-presidential republic with its capital in Paris, the country's largest city and main cultural and commercial centre. Other major urban areas include Lyon, Marseille, Toulouse, Bordeaux, Lille and Nice.

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Host selection

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.

2018 FIFA U-20 Womens World Cup 2018 edition of the FIFA U-20 Womens World Cup

The 2018 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup was the ninth edition of the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup, the biennial international women's youth football championship contested by the under-20 national teams of the member associations of FIFA, since its inception in 2002 as the FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship.

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]

England Country in north-west Europe, part of the United Kingdom

England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It shares land borders with Wales to the west and Scotland to the north-northwest. The Irish Sea lies west of England and the Celtic Sea lies to the southwest. England is separated from continental Europe by the North Sea to the east and the English Channel to the south. The country covers five-eighths of the island of Great Britain, which lies in the North Atlantic, and includes over 100 smaller islands, such as the Isles of Scilly and the Isle of Wight.

South Korea Republic in East Asia

South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea (ROK), is a country in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula and lying to the east of the Asian mainland. The name Korea is derived from Goguryeo which was one of the great powers in East Asia during its time, ruling most of the Korean Peninsula, Manchuria, parts of the Russian Far East and Inner Mongolia, under Gwanggaeto the Great. South Korea lies in the north temperate zone and has a predominantly mountainous terrain. It comprises an estimated 51.4 million residents distributed over 100,363 km2 (38,750 sq mi). Its capital and largest city is Seoul, with a population of around 10 million.

New Zealand Constitutional monarchy in Oceania

New Zealand is a sovereign island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. The country geographically comprises two main landmasses—the North Island, and the South Island —and around 600 smaller islands. New Zealand is situated some 2,000 kilometres (1,200 mi) east of Australia across the Tasman Sea and roughly 1,000 kilometres (600 mi) south of the Pacific island areas of New Caledonia, Fiji, and Tonga. Because of its remoteness, it was one of the last lands to be settled by humans. During its long period of isolation, New Zealand developed a distinct biodiversity of animal, fungal, and plant life. The country's varied topography and its sharp mountain peaks, such as the Southern Alps, owe much to the tectonic uplift of land and volcanic eruptions. New Zealand's capital city is Wellington, while its most populous city is Auckland.

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.

FIFA World Cup association football competition for mens national teams

The FIFA World Cup, often simply called the World Cup, is an international association football competition contested by the senior men's national teams of the members of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport's global governing body. The championship has been awarded every four years since the inaugural tournament in 1930, except in 1942 and 1946 when it was not held because of the Second World War. The current champion is France, which won its second title at the 2018 tournament in Russia.

1938 FIFA World Cup 1938 edition of the FIFA World Cup

The 1938 FIFA World Cup was the third staging of the World Cup, and was held in France from 4 to 19 June 1938. Italy retained the championship by beating Hungary 4–2 in the final. Italy's 1934 and 1938 teams became the only ones to have won two World Cups under the same coach, Vittorio Pozzo.

1998 FIFA World Cup 16th FIFA World Cup, held in France in 1998

The 1998 FIFA World Cup was the 16th FIFA World Cup, the world championship for men's national association football teams. It was held in France from 10 June to 12 July 1998. The country was chosen as the host nation by FIFA for the second time in the history of the tournament, defeating Morocco in the bidding process. It was the second time that France staged the competition and the ninth time that it was held in Europe.

Qualification

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]

2015 FIFA Womens World Cup qualification

The qualification for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup determined which 23 teams joined Canada, the hosts of the 2015 tournament, to play for the Women's World Cup.

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

Qualified teams

A total of 24 teams qualified for the final tournament. [20] Each team's FIFA Rankings in December 2018 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.

Venues

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 la Mosson
Capacity: 59,186Capacity: 48,583Capacity: 35,624Capacity: 32,900
Stade des Lumieres - 24 janvier 2016.jpg
Paris Parc des Princes 1.jpg Allianzcoupdenvoi.jpg Australie-Fidji.4.JPG
Rennes
Roazhon Park
Capacity: 29,164
Rennes - Montpellier L1 20150815 - Scene match.JPG
Le Havre Valenciennes Reims Grenoble
Stade Océane Stade du Hainaut Stade Auguste-Delaune Stade des Alpes
Capacity: 25,178Capacity: 25,172Capacity: 21,127Capacity: 20,068
Interieur stade Oceane.jpg Interieur Stade du Hainaut (2013).JPG Stade Auguste-Delaune 2 Tribunen.JPG GF38-CLERMONT001.jpg

Officiating

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

Video assistant referees

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]

Draw

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. [28] The 24 teams were drawn into six groups of four teams. [29]

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. [30] 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. [31] [32]

Pot 1Pot 2Pot 3Pot 4

Flag of France.svg  France (3) (hosts)
Flag of the United States.svg  United States (1)
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany (2)
Flag of England.svg  England (4)
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada (5)
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia (6)

Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands (7)
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan (8)
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden (9)
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil (10)
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain (12)
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway (13)

Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea (14)
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR (15)
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy (16)
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand (19)
Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland (20)
Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand (29)

Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina (36)
Flag of Chile.svg  Chile (38)
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria (39)
Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon (46)
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa (48)
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica (53)

Group stage

The match schedule for the tournament was released on 8 February 2018. [33] Following the final draw, seven group stage kick-off times were adjusted by FIFA. [34]

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). [34]

Tiebreakers

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

  1. Points obtained in all group matches;
  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 A

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification
1Flag of France.svg  France (H)00000000Advance to knockout stage
2Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 00000000
3Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 00000000Possible knockout stage based on ranking
4Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 00000000
First match(es) will be played on 7 June 2019. Source: FIFA
(H) Host.
France  Flag of France.svg Match 1 Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea
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Norway  Flag of Norway.svg Match 2 Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria
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Nigeria  Flag of Nigeria.svg Match 14 Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea
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France  Flag of France.svg Match 13 Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
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Nigeria  Flag of Nigeria.svg Match 25 Flag of France.svg  France
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South Korea  Flag of South Korea.svg Match 26 Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
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Group B

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification
1Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 00000000Advance to knockout stage
2Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR 00000000
3Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 00000000Possible knockout stage based on ranking
4Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 00000000
First match(es) will be played on 8 June 2019. Source: FIFA
Germany  Flag of Germany.svg Match 3 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR
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Spain  Flag of Spain.svg Match 4 Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa
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Germany  Flag of Germany.svg Match 15 Flag of Spain.svg  Spain
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South Africa  Flag of South Africa.svg Match 16 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR
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South Africa  Flag of South Africa.svg Match 27 Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
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China PR  Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Match 28 Flag of Spain.svg  Spain
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Group C

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification
1Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 00000000Advance to knockout stage
2Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 00000000
3Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 00000000Possible knockout stage based on ranking
4Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica 00000000
First match(es) will be played on 9 June 2019. Source: FIFA
Australia  Flag of Australia (converted).svg Match 5 Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
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Brazil  Flag of Brazil.svg Match 6 Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica
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Australia  Flag of Australia (converted).svg Match 17 Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil
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Jamaica  Flag of Jamaica.svg Match 18 Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
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Jamaica  Flag of Jamaica.svg Match 29 Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
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Italy  Flag of Italy.svg Match 30 Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil
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Group D

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification
1Flag of England.svg  England 00000000Advance to knockout stage
2Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland 00000000
3Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 00000000Possible knockout stage based on ranking
4Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 00000000
First match(es) will be played on 9 June 2019. Source: FIFA
England  Flag of England.svg Match 7 Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland
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Argentina  Flag of Argentina.svg Match 8 Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
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Japan  Flag of Japan.svg Match 20 Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland
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England  Flag of England.svg Match 19 Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina
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Japan  Flag of Japan.svg Match 31 Flag of England.svg  England
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Scotland  Flag of Scotland.svg Match 32 Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina
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Group E

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification
1Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 00000000Advance to knockout stage
2Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon 00000000
3Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 00000000Possible knockout stage based on ranking
4Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 00000000
First match(es) will be played on 10 June 2019. Source: FIFA
Canada  Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Match 9 Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon
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New Zealand  Flag of New Zealand.svg Match 10 Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
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Netherlands  Flag of the Netherlands.svg Match 22 Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon
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Canada  Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Match 21 Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand
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Netherlands  Flag of the Netherlands.svg Match 33 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
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Cameroon  Flag of Cameroon.svg Match 34 Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand
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Group F

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification
1Flag of the United States.svg  United States 00000000Advance to knockout stage
2Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand 00000000
3Flag of Chile.svg  Chile 00000000Possible knockout stage based on ranking
4Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 00000000
First match(es) will be played on 11 June 2019. Source: FIFA
Chile  Flag of Chile.svg Match 12 Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
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United States  Flag of the United States.svg Match 11 Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand
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Sweden  Flag of Sweden.svg Match 24 Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand
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United States  Flag of the United States.svg Match 23 Flag of Chile.svg  Chile
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Sweden  Flag of Sweden.svg Match 35 Flag of the United States.svg  United States
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Thailand  Flag of Thailand.svg Match 36 Flag of Chile.svg  Chile
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Ranking of third-placed teams

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.

PosGrpTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification
1 A Third place Group A00000000Advance to knockout stage
2 B Third place Group B00000000
3 C Third place Group C00000000
4 D Third place Group D00000000
5 E Third place Group E00000000
6 F Third place Group F00000000
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 stage

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
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Bracket

 
Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
 
              
 
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 – Rennes 6 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 16

Winners Group B Match 38 3rd Group A / C / D
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Runners-up Group A Match 37 Runners-up Group C
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Winners Group D Match 39 3rd Group B / E / F
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Winners Group A Match 40 3rd Group C / D / E
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Runners-up Group B Match 41 Winners Group F
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Runners-up Group F Match 42 Runners-up Group E
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Winners Group C Match 43 3rd Group A / B / F
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Winners Group E Match 44 Runners-up Group D
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Quarter-finals

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

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

Losers Match 49 Match 51 Losers Match 50
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Final

Winners Match 49 Match 52 Winners Match 50
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Branding

The emblem and slogan was launched on 19 September 2017 at the Musée de l'Homme in Paris. [36] The emblem is a form of the FIFA Women's World Cup trophy with the colours of the Flag of France, The stripes of past and present fashion of marine French sailors and the ball of light with eight shards and with the symbol of Fleur-de-lis. The slogan is "Dare to Shine" (French Translated: Le moment de briller). [24]

Mascot

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". [37]

Broadcasting rights

Qualified teams for Summer Olympics

The World Cup will be used by UEFA to qualify three teams for the 2020 Summer Olympic women's football tournament in Japan. [46] 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. [31] [47]

TeamQualified onPrevious appearances in Summer Olympics 1
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1Bold indicates champions for that year. Italic indicates hosts for that year.

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Group A of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup will take place from 7 to 17 June 2019. The group consists of hosts France, Nigeria, Norway, and South Korea. The top two teams, possibly along with the third-place team, will advance to the round of 16.

Group B of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup will take place from 8 to 17 June 2019. The group consists of China PR, Germany, South Africa, and Spain. The top two teams, possibly along with the third-place team, will advance to the round of 16.

Group C of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup will take place from 9 to 18 June 2019. The group consists of Australia, Brazil, Italy, and Jamaica. The top two teams, possibly along with the third-place team, will advance to the round of 16.

Group D of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup will take place from 9 to 19 June 2019. The group consists of Argentina, England, Japan, and Scotland. The top two teams, possibly along with the third-place team, will advance to the round of 16.

Group E of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup will take place from 10 to 20 June 2019. The group consists of Cameroon, Canada, the Netherlands, and New Zealand. The top two teams, possibly along with the third-place team, will advance to the round of 16.

Group F of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup will take place from 11 to 20 June 2019. The group consists of Chile, Sweden, Thailand, and the United States. The top two teams, possibly along with the third-place team, will advance to the round of 16.

The knockout stage of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup is the second and final stage of the competition, following the group stage. It will begin on 22 June with the round of 16 and end on 7 July with the final match, held at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais in Lyon. A total of 16 teams will advance to the knockout stage to compete in a single-elimination style tournament.

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