FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 Teams, Schedule, TV Channels, Team Previews: The 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup started its eighth edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup on June 7. The tournament was formerly known as Women’s World Championship. The tournament is going to conclude on 7th July 2019.
Back in March 2015, France won the right to host the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup event. There is a total number of 24 teams participating in the tournament and the matches are scheduled for nine cities across France.
How to Watch the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup?
In the United States, you can watch the tournament in Fox and FS1 and it is carrying matches in English. On the other hand, Telemundo and Universo are broadcasting the event in Spanish. Some of the other carriers are as follows: BBC (UK), Optus Sport (Australia), DirecTV Sports (Sub-Saharan Africa) and CTV/RDS/TSN (Canada).
2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup: Groups
- France (H)
- South Korea
- China PR
- South Africa
- New Zealand
- United States
2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup: Group Stage Schedule
|7 June 2019||France vs South Korea||21:00||Parc des Princes, Paris|
|8 June 2019||Norway vs Nigeria||21:00||Stade Auguste-Delaune, Reims|
|12 June 2019||Nigeria vs South Korea||15:00||Stade des Alpes, Grenoble|
|12 June 2019||France vs Norway||21:00||Allianz Riviera, Nice|
|17 June 2019||Nigeria vs France||21:00||Roazhon Park, Rennes|
|17 June 2019||South Korea vs Norway||21:00||Stade Auguste-Delaune, Reims|
|8 June 2019||Spain vs South Africa||15:00||Stade Oceane, Le Havre|
|8 June 2019||Germany vs China PR||18:00||Roazhon Park, Rennes|
|12 June 2019||Germany vs Spain||18:00||Stade du Hainaut, Valenciennes|
|13 June 2019||South Africa vs China PR||21:00||Parc des Princes, Paris|
|17 June 2019||South Africa vs Germany||18:00||Stade de la Mosson, Montpellier|
|17 June 2019||China PR vs Spain||18:00||Stade Oceane, Le Havre|
|9 June 2019||Australia vs Italy||13:00||Stade du Hainaut, Valenciennes|
|9 June 2019||Brazil vs Jamaica||15:30||Stade des Alpes, Grenoble|
|13 June 2019||Australia vs Brazil||18:00||Stade de la Mosson, Montpellier|
|14 June 2019||Jamaica vs Italy||18:00||Stade Auguste-Delaune, Reims|
|18 June 2019||Jamaica vs Australia||21:00||Stade des Alpes, Grenoble|
|18 June 2019||Italy vs Brazil||21:00||Stade du Hainaut, Valenciennes|
|9 June 2019||England vs Scotland||18:00||Allianz Riviera, Nice|
|10 June 2019||Argentina vs Japan||18:00||Parc des Princes, Paris|
|14 June 2019||Japan vs Scotland||15:00||Roazhon Park, Rennes|
|14 June 2019||England vs Argentina||21:00||Stade Oceane, Le Havre|
|19 June 2019||Japan vs England||21:00||Allianz Riviera, Nice|
|19 June 2019||Scotland vs Argentina||21:00||Stade du Hainaut, Valenciennes|
|10 June 2019||Canada vs Cameroon||21:00||Stade de la Mosson, Montpellier|
|11 June 2019||New Zealand vs Netherlands||15:00||Stade Oceane, Le Havre|
|15 June 2019||Netherlands vs Cameroon||15:00||Stade du Hainaut, Valenciennes|
|15 June 2019||Canada vs New Zealand||21:00||Stade des Alpes, Grenoble|
|20 June 2019||Netherlands vs Canada||18:00||Stade Auguste-Delaune, Reims|
|20 June 2019||Cameroon vs New Zealand||18:00||Stade de la Mosson, Montpellier|
|June 11, 2019||Chile vs Sweden||18:00||Roazhon Park, Rennes|
|June 11, 2019||USWNT vs Thailand||21:00||Stade Auguste-Delaune, Reims|
|June 16, 2019||USWNT vs Chile||15:00||Parc des Princes, Paris|
|June 16, 2019||Sweden vs Thailand||18:00||Allianz Riviera, Nice|
|June 20, 2019||Sweden vs USWNT||21:00||Stade Oceane, Le Havre|
|June 20, 2019||Thailand vs Chile||21:00||Roazhon Park, Rennes|
Round of 16
|22 June 2019||15:00||Match 37: Winners Group B vs 3rd Group A / C / D||Stade des Alpes, Grenoble|
|22 June 2019||18:30||Match 38: Runners-up Group A vs Runners-up Group C||Allianz Riviera, Nice|
|23 June 2019||17:30||Match 39: Winners Group D vs 3rd Group B / E / F||Stade du Hainaut, Valenciennes|
|23 June 2019||21:00||Match 40: Winners Group A vs 3rd Group C / D / E||Stade Océane, Le Havre|
|24 June 2019||18:00||Match 41: Runners-up Group B vs Winners Group F||Stade Auguste Delaune, Reims|
|24 June 2019||21:00||Match 42: Runners-up Group F vs Runners-up Group E||Parc des Princes, Paris|
|Tuesday 25 June||18:00||Match 43: Winners Group C vs 3rd Group A / B / F||Stade de la Mosson, Montpellier|
|Tuesday 25 June||21:00||Match 44: Winners Group E vs Runners-up Group D||Roazhon Park, Rennes|
|27 June 2019||21:00||Match 45: [W37] vs [W39]||Stade Océane, Le Havre|
|28 June 2019||21:00||Match 46: [W40] vs [W41]||Parc des Princes, Paris|
|29 June 2019||15:00||Match 47: [W43] vs [W44]||Stade du Hainaut, Valenciennes|
|29 June 2019||18:30||Match 48: [W38] vs [W42]||Roazhon Park, Rennes|
|2 July 2019||21:00||Match 49: [W45] vs [W46]||Stade de Lyon, Lyon|
|3 July 2019||21:00||Match 50: [W47] vs [W48]||Stade de Lyon, Lyon|
Third place play-off
6 July 2019
Match 51: Losers Match 49 vs Losers Match 50
Venue: Allianz Riviera, Nice
7 July 2019
Match 52: Winners Match 49 vs Winners Match 50
Venue: Parc Olympique Lyonnais, Lyon
2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup: Teams Preview
On the international level, the France women’s national team in the beginning struggled and even failed to qualify for three of the first FIFA Women’s World Cups as well as the six straight UEFA European Championships in advance of getting the quarter-finals in the year 1997 edition of the competition.
But now the team has shown great progress with time and the team qualified their first-ever FIFA Women’s World Cup in the year 2003 and make their ways to the quarter-finals in two of the three European Championships conducted since the year 2000. The teams showed their great performance in 2011 where they achieved fourth-place finish at the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup. In the next year, the team captured the 2012 Cyprus Cup.
The Norway women’s national football team is the team is former European, World and Olympic champions and therefore it is considered to be one of the most successful national teams. But ever since the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup, the team is having less success.
This is Norway’s FIFA Women’s World Cup records from the year 1991 to 2019.
|2015||Round of 16|
The Nigeria national women’s football team is also popularly known from its nicknamed that is the Super Falcons. The national team of Nigeria is controlled by the Nigeria Football Federation. The team’s performance in FIFA Women’s World Cup is not very decent as they always make their way to just Group Stage.
This is Nigeria’s FIFA Women’s World Cup records from the year 1991 to 2019.
The South Korea women’s national football team represents their nation in international women’s football tournaments. The team is popularly referred to as the Korea Republic by FIFA. The first game of the team was against Japan in the year 1990, which they lost by 13–1 score. Since then, it has qualified for only three FIFA World Cups that is in the year 2003, 2015, and 2019.
The German national team is considered to be one of the most successful teams in women’s football. They didn’t win once but twice in World Cup and are two-time world champions, having won in the year 2003 and 2007 tournaments. The team has also won total of eight of the twelve UEFA European Championships, claiming six successive titles in the middle of 1995 and 2013.
Spain in total has qualified two times for the FIFA Women’s World Cup as well as three times for the UEFA Women’s Championship, making their way to the semi-finals in the year 1997. Spain’s youth teams are considered to be one of the most successful as they have achieved a great success in the year 2018, after getting the two continental titles (U-17 and U-19), and making their way to the two worldwide finals, winners in the U-17 World Cup as well as runners-up in the U-20 World Cup.
The China women’s national football team is popularly recognized as China PR by FIFA and is governed by the Chinese Football Association. The team has given great performances in FIFA Women’s World Cup except for not qualifying in the year 2011.
This is China’s FIFA Women’s World Cup records from the year 1991 to 2019.
|2011||Did not qualify|
The South Africa national women’s football team is popularly known as Banyana Banyana (The Girls). It is the national team of South Africa and is controlled by the South African Football Association. This is the first time ever that the team has qualified FIFA Women’s World Cup and that is in the year 2019 and has lost their opening match against Spain this year.
The Italian women’s national football team has represented their nation in international women’s football since their beginning in the year 1968. In most of the years, they didn’t even qualify for the FIFA Women’s World Cup. But this year they are doing pretty great in the competition after winning opening match against Australia and the second one against Jamaica.
The Brazil women’s national football team has represented their nation in women’s association football. The team has participated in a total of eight editions of the FIFA Women’s World Cup, making their way as runner-up in the year 2007, and seven editions of the Copa América Femenina.
Australia is a three-time OFC champion, one-time AFC champion as well as one-time AFF champion. The team has represented their nation at the FIFA Women’s World Cup on total five events and at the Olympic Games on two, even though it has never won any of the tournaments. Just after the 2015 World Cup, Australia was ranked ninth in the world by FIFA.
Jamaica women’s national football team is popularly known as the ‘Reggae Girlz’. They are considered to be one of the top women’s national football teams in the Caribbean region together with Trinidad and Tobago and Haiti. Jamaica for the first time ever qualified for the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2019 and didn’t win its opening match against Brazil.
For the five times, England has qualified for the FIFA Women’s World Cup, making their way to the quarter-finals on the first three occasions in the year 1995, 2007, and 2011, and finishing in the third position in the year 2015. They extended the final of the UEFA Women’s Championship in the year 1984 and 2009.
The Japan women’s national football team is considered to be one of the most successful women’s national team from the Asian Football Confederation. It ranks at the highest spot in the FIFA Women’s World Rankings 3rd, attained in December 2011. The team also won the FIFA Women’s World Cup title in the year 2011 and the following next competition in 2015 they were the runner-up.
In the year 2018, Argentina finished third at the Copa América which then further qualified them for the CONCACAF–CONMEBOL competition. Argentina then defeated the fourth-place finisher from the CONCACAF Championship Panama in November 2018 in order to qualify for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019. The team entered this year competition with a shocking 0–0 draw to Japan, who are the former champions of 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup. This helps them in gaining their first ever point in any Women’s World Cup.
For the first time, Scotland qualified for the FIFA Women’s World Cup in the year 2019, and the team also qualified for their first UEFA Women’s Euro in the year 2017. As of December 2018, the team was ranked 20th in the FIFA Women’s World Rankings. They lost their opening match of FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 against England.
The Netherlands women’s national football team have played at the final tournament of the year 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup and made their way to the thirteenth place. This year, they started the tournament by winning against New Zealand.
The Canada women’s national soccer team are two-time CONCACAF Women’s Gold Cup champions, along with two-time Olympic bronze medalists from London 2012. The team reached international standing at the FIFA Women’s World Cup held in the year 2003, losing in the third-place match against the United States. This year, they started their opening match as a win against Cameroon and also the second match against New Zealand.
The Cameroon national women’s football team have competed in their first-ever FIFA Women’s World Cup in the year 2015. In Africa Women Cup of Nations, they finished second in 1991, 2004, 2014, and 2016. This year they lost their opening match against Canada as well as their second match against the Netherlands.
The New Zealand women’s national football team has qualified for the 2007 FIFA Women’s World Cup in the year 2007 when it was held in China directing the team to their first World Cup in 16 years, as well as the second since their 1975 first appearance in an international tournament. This year they lost their opening match against the Netherlands as well as their second match against Canada.
The United States women’s national soccer team (USWNT) is considered to be one of the most successful teams in international women’s soccer, that has won three Women’s World Cup titles, four Olympic gold medals, eight CONCACAF Gold Cups, as well as ten Algarve Cups.
The opening match of the United States in FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 was a remarkable win against Thailand with 13-0 scores. Morgan, Lavelle, Horan, Mewis, Rapinoe, Pugh and Lloyd were the stars of opening match with their contribution in gaining remarkable goals.
The Sweden women’s national football team has earlier won the European Competition for Women’s Football in the year 1984, one World Cup-silver (2003), along with three European Championship-silvers (1987, 1995, 2001). The team has also taken part in six Olympic Games, seven World Cups, and also in nine European Championships. Sweden won the bronze medal at the FIFA Women’s World Cup in the year 2011. This year in FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019, Sweden won the opening as well as the second match against Chile and Thailand, respectively.
The Chile women’s national football team is a member of CONMEBOL and represents their nation in international women’s football. Their major competition is the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, where for the first time ever Chile qualified the FIFA Women’s World Cup tournament.
The opening match of Chile in FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 was against Sweden where they lost the match with 0-2 scores as well as against the United States with 3-0 scores. It seems to be like that they are not in the best of their form by seeing both matches.
The Thailand women’s national football team is considered to be the most successful football team in the history of Southeast Asia. The team has won one AFC Women’s Asian Cup title, four AFF Women’s Championship titles as well as five Southeast Asian Games gold medals. This year in FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019, Thailand lost the opening as well as the second match against the United States and Sweden, respectively.