It's the eighth edition of the competition organised by the Federation Internationale de Football Association’ once every four years, since its inception back in 1991. The first edition of the FIFA Womens World Cup took place in China. The United States emerged as champions after a thriller of a match against Norway.
Under the current format, national teams play for 23 slots in a three-year qualification phase for the FIFA Womens World Cup. The host nation's team automatically qualifies for the 24th slot. The tournament alternatively called the World Cup Finals, is contested at venues within the host nation over a period of about a month.
A total of 7 World Cups have been organised and 4 different nations have been crowned champions, with the United States having won the tournament 3 times. The latest edition of the World Cup which was held in Canada was also won by the United States. They defeated Japan 5-2 in the final to lift the coveted trophy.
The FIFA Womens World Cup 2019 is to be held in France from the 7th of June to the 7th of July. A total of 24 participating nations have been divided into 6 groups:
Groups For Womens World Cup
|Group A:||France||South Korea||Norway||Nigeria|
|Group B:||Germany||China PR||Spain||South Africa|
|Group E:||Canada||Cameroon||New Zealand||Netherlands|
|Group F:||United States||Thailand||Chile||Sweden|
The inaugural match of FIFA Womens World Cup will be played between the host France and South Korea at the ‘Parc de Princes’ stadium in Paris on 7th June.
As per the guidelines issued by FIFA, the group stage for the Womens World Cup will last for a total of 7 days.
The top 2 teams of each group, along with the four best 3rd placed teams will qualify for the round of 16.
The 2019 edition of the World Cup will be a thriller to watch, and will showcase some of the best talent out there. With big names like Megan Rapinoe, Alex Morgan and Allie Long gracing the occasion with their presence, fans have a lot to look forward to.
France will be hosting the Womens World Cup for the first time, and the third time a European nation will be hosting this competition after Sweden (1995) and Germany (2011).
The Group stages of FIFA Womens World Cup 2019 will begin from 7th of June, and the Knockout stages from 22nd of June followed by the Quarter Final, Semi Final, Third Place play off and the much awaited Womens World Cup Final.
There are various contenders for the title this time around. Host nation France, with ex centre-back Corinne Diacre as their coach, are possible contenders for the title.
Japan is one of the favorites to win the tournament after their finish as runners-up to the US in Canada during the 2015 edition of the Fifa Womens World Cup. They won the 2011 World Cup held in Germany and will head to France with great momentum, as they won the 2018 Women's Asian Cup, defeating Australia in the final.
The Netherlands' women's team is also one to look out for. The Dutch eves finished second in their qualification group and won six of their games, drawing and losing one fixture before beating Denmark in the play-offs. Arsenal forward Vivianne Miedema and Barcelona star Lieke Martens are the star players for their side this World Cup.
Norway are the underdogs for lifting the FIFA Womens World Cup this season. The 1995 Womens World Cup winners are participating in their 8th consecutive World Cup, however the presence of Ballon D’Or winner Ada Hegerberg will surely be missed.
Veteran Brazil star Marta, who is Brazil's all-time top-scorer with 110 goals, and their most-capped player Formiga, is expected to feature for one last time in this competition.
One of the most exciting parts of the Womens World cup would be to see the very best female players in the world team up and face off against each other with energy levels on par with the Men's edition of the same tournament.
All in all, the 2019 Women’s World Cup will be a great experience and a must watch for every football fan out there.