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FIFA Women's World Cup 2019: Schedule, news, analysis, TV info

With the draw and schedule set, here is a breakdown of what you need to know for the 2019 Women's World Cup:

The 411: Women's World Cup draw, and beyond

  • When: The tournament begins June 7, 2019, and ends July 7, 2019, and will be held across nine venues throughout France.
  • Where: Parc Olympique Lyonnais (Lyon), Parc des Princes (Paris), Allianz Riviera (Nice), Stade de la Mosson (Montpellier), Roazhon Park (Rennes), Stade Océane (Le Havre), Stade du Hainaut (Valenciennes), Stade Auguste-Delaune (Reims), Stade des Alpes (Grenoble).
  • Complete schedule: Host France opens the tournament against Korea on June 7, 2019. Click here for the full schedule.
  • How to watch: In the United States, Fox and FS1 will carry matches in English, while Telemundo and Universo will televise the event in Spanish. The BBC (UK), Optus Sport (Australia), DirecTV Sports (Sub-Saharan Africa) and CTV/RDS/TSN (Canada) are some of the other carriers.
  • USWNT pre-Cup tour: U.S. team to play 10 lead-up matches

The draw

The Women's World Cup draw was held Saturday at La Seine Musicale in southwest Paris. Here are the groups:

  • Group A: France, South Korea, Norway, Nigeria
  • Group B: Germany, China, Spain, South Africa
  • Group C: Australia, Italy, Brazil, Jamaica
  • Group D: England, Scotland, Argentina, Japan
  • Group E: Canada, Cameroon, New Zealand, Netherlands
  • Group F: United States, Thailand, Chile, Sweden
  • Analysis: Our experts break down which top contenders made out best after Saturday's draw. Read

How the teams qualified

The semifinals and final of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup will be held at Stade de Lyon in Lyon, France.
The semifinals and final of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup will be held at Stade de Lyon in Lyon, France.

After qualifying matches played between April 2017 and Dec. 1 of this year, 24 teams reached the tournament. The allotment of slots is the same as the previous Women's World Cup. Here are the teams listed by confederation:

Asian Football Confederation (five teams)
Australia
China
Japan
South Korea
Thailand

Confederation of African Football (three teams)
Cameroon
Nigeria
South Africa

CONCACAF (three teams)
Canada
Jamaica
United States

CONMEBOL (three teams)
Argentina
Brazil
Chile

Oceania Football Confederation (one team)
New Zealand

UEFA (nine teams)
England
France (hosts)
Germany
Italy
Netherlands
Norway
Scotland
Spain
Sweden

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