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 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
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)
Confederation of African Football (three teams)
CONCACAF (three teams)
CONMEBOL (three teams)
Oceania Football Confederation (one team)
UEFA (nine teams)