2019 FIFA Women's World Cup
|Coupe du Monde Féminine de la FIFA 2019|
|Dates||7 June – 7 July|
|Teams||24 (from 6 confederations)|
|Venue(s)||9 (in 9 host cities)|
The 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup will be the 8th edition of the FIFA Women's World Cup, the quadrennial international women's football championship contested by the national teams of the member associations of FIFA between 7 June and 7 July 2019. In March 2015, France won the right to host the event; the first time the country will host the tournament, and the third time Europe will. Matches are planned for eleven cities across France. The current format of the tournament is 24 competing teams, including the host nation. The defending champions are the United States.
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. In principle, FIFA prefer the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup and the 2018 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup to be hosted by the same member association, but if circumstances require, FIFA reserves 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. Both The Football Association and New Zealand Football registered expressions of interest by the April 2014 deadline, but in June 2014 it was announced that each would no longer proceed. The South African Football Association registered an expression of interest by the April 2014 deadline, however later decided to withdraw prior to the final October deadline. 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, whilst Sweden decided to focus on European U-17 competitions instead.
The slot allocation was approved by the FIFA Council on 13–14 October 2016. 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).
- AFC (Asia): 5 slots
- CAF (Africa): 3 slots
- CONCACAF (North, Central America and Caribbean): 3.5 slots
- CONMEBOL (South America): 2.5 slots
- OFC (Oceania): 1 slot
- UEFA (Europe): 8 slots
- Host Nation: 1 slot
Qualifying matches started in April 2017, and are expected to take place until late 2018.
The following teams qualified for the final tournament.
|Team||Qualified as||Qualification date||Appearance
|Previous best performance||FIFA
|France||Hosts||19 March 2015||4th||4||Fourth place (2011)||4|
Twelve cities were candidates. 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.
Three of the stadiums were used at the UEFA Euro 2016: Parc Olympique in Lyon, Parc des Princes in Paris and Allianz Riviera in Nice. Another stadium was used at both the 1998 FIFA World Cup and 2007 Rugby World Cup: Stade de la Mosson in Montpellier. The other stadiums seat under 30,000 spectators.
|Parc Olympique Lyonnais||Parc des Princes||Allianz Riviera||Stade de la Mosson|
|Capacity: 58,000||Capacity: 48,583||Capacity: 35,624||Capacity: 32,950|
|Stade Océane||Stade du Hainaut||Stade Auguste-Delaune||Stade des Alpes|
|Capacity: 25,178||Capacity: 25,172||Capacity: 21,628||Capacity: 20,068|
The emblem and slogan was launched on 19 September 2017 at the Musée de l'Homme in Paris, The emblem is a form of the FIFA Women's World Cup trophy with the colors of the Flag of France, The stripes of past and present fasion 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).
- Angola Cameroon Central African Republic Congo Gabon – AUB, SuperSport
- Canada – CTV, TSN, RDS
- United States – Fox, Telemundo
- France – TF1 Group.
- United Kingdom – BBC
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