FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019: Teams, Full Schedule, TV Channels & Team Previews

            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

Group A

  • France (H)
  • South Korea
  • Norway
  • Nigeria

Group B

  • Germany
  • China PR
  • 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

2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup: Group Stage Schedule

Group A

Date Matches Time Location
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

Group B

Date Matches Time Location
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

Group C

Date Matches Time Location
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

Group D

Date Matches Time Location
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

Group E

Date Matches Time Location
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

Group F

Date Matches Time Location
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

Date Time Matches Location
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
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Quarter-finals

Date Time Matches Location
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

Semi-finals

Date Time Matches Location
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

17:00

Match 51: Losers Match 49 vs Losers Match 50

Venue: Allianz Riviera, Nice

Final

7 July 2019

17:00

Match 52: Winners Match 49 vs Winners Match 50

Venue: Parc Olympique Lyonnais, Lyon

2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup: Teams Preview

France

france women's national football team

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.

Norway

Norway women's national football team

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.

1991 Runners-up
1995 Champions
1999 Fourth Place
2003 Quarterfinal
2007 Fourth Place
2011 Group stage
2015 Round of 16
2019 Qualified

Nigeria

Nigeria women's national football team

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.

1991 Group Stage
1995 Group Stage
1999 Quarterfinals
2003 Group Stage
2007 Group Stage
2011 Group Stage
2015 Group Stage
2019 Qualified

South Korea

south korea women's national football team

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.

Germany

Germany women's national football team

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

Spain women's national football team

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.

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China

China women's national football team

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.

1991 Quarter-finals
1995 Fourth place
1999 Runners-up
2003 Quarter-finals
2007 Quarter-finals
2011 Did not qualify
2015 Quarter-finals
2019 TBD

South Africa

South Africa women's national football team

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.

Italy

italy women's national football team

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.

Brazil

brazil women's national football team

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

australia women's national football team

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

jamaica women's national football team

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.

England

england women's national football team

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.

Japan

japan women's national football team

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.

Argentina

argentina women's national football team

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.

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Scotland

scotland women's national football team

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.

Netherlands

netherlands women's national football team

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.

Canada

canada women's national football team

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.

Cameroon

cameroon women's national football team

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.

New Zealand

new zealand women's national football team

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.

United States

united states women's national football team

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.

Sweden

sweden women's national football team

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.

Chile

chile women's national football team

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.

Thailand

thailand women's national football team

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.

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