Date: 14th December 2018 at 9:52am
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While Manchester United’s male players will be getting a rest next summer, some of their women’s team, such as Alex Greenwood, will be getting geared up for the Women’s World Cup scheduled for 2019! The excitement around it is palpable and whether you follow the latest match by viewing it through live football streaming or read about the football matches online, the thrill and joy of every goal is highly anticipated as 24 countries battle it out to gain the highest football feat. As per the latest releases, the World Cup will be kicked off on 7th June 2019 and will conclude on 7th July 2019.

France will be hosting the prestigious Tournament for the first time, and it is for the third time that Europe plays the host. The Women’s National Team of US are the defending champions and are strong proponents for lifting the trophy for the fourth time. This revelation is worth celebration considering that the Men’s National Team of US was unable to qualify for the Russian edition of the World Cup.

Before the football mania creeps over, here is everything that you need to know about the Women’s World Cup 2019:

Host Cities and Stadiums for World Cup 2019

Nine different cities and ten venues across France have won the rights to host the highly anticipated competition, these are:

Game – Stadium, City
Group Stage + Round of 16 – Parc de Princes, Paris
Group Stage + Round of 16 – Stade Auguste-Delaune, Reims
Group Stage + Round of 16 – Stade des Alpes, Grenoble
Group Stage + Round of 16 – Roazhon Park, Rennes
Group Stage + Round of 16 – Roazhon Park, Rennes
Group Stage + Round of 16 – Stade du Hainaut, Valenciennes
Group Stage + Round of 16 – Stade de la Mosson, Montpellier
Group Stage + Round of 16 + Third Place – Allianz Riviera, Nice
Group Stage + Round of 16 + Quarter Final – Stade Oceane, Le Havre
Semi-finals + Finals – Parc Olympique Lyonnais, Lyon

Parc Olympique Lyonnais is the largest-capacity stadium in all of France with the ability to house 59,186 frenzied fans.

Women’s World Cup 2019 Participants

The Women’s World Cup 2019 will see new entrants such as Jamaica, South Africa, Chile, and Scotland. While Italy and Argentina will be participating for the first time since 1999 and 2007 respectively.

A comprehensive list of qualifying teams is given below:

Team – FIFA Ranking
France – 4
China PR – 15
Thailand – 28
Australia – 6
Japan – 7
South Korea – 14
Brazil – 8
Chile – 39
Spain – 12
Italy – 17
England – 3
Scotland – 19
Norway – 13
Sweden – 9
Germany 2
Canada – 5
United States – 1
Jamaica – 64
Netherlands – 10
Argentina – 37
Nigeria – 38
South Africa – 50
Cameroon – 49
New Zealand – 20

Tickets for World Cup 2019

FIFA is yet to release official statements on how fans can buy tickets. However, you may stay tuned to FIFA.com for all the latest updates.

Season Favourites for World Cup 2019

The defending champions, US have won the title for the last 3 times and are strong contenders for World Cup 2019 as well. Star players like Megan Rapinoe, Tobin Heath, and Alex Morgan are at the peak of their performance and are speculated to steer their team to victory.

On the other hand, Les Bleues will have the home advantage and the momentum spike left behind their male counterparts. They would definitely be eyeing the chance to win the highest accolade on their home turf.