FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 Teams, Format, Underdogs, Results, Prediction: The 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup is the eighth edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup. The tournament was formerly known as Women’s World Championship. The tournament has already started from 7th June 2019 and will conclude on 7th July 2019.
The FIFA Women’s World Cup is a quadrennial international football championship participated by the women’s national teams of the member associations of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA).
France is going to host the tournament for the first time, and the third time a European nation will. In March 2015, France won the right to host the event. Back in March 2015, France won the right to host the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup event.
There are total numbers of 24 teams participating in the tournament and the matches are scheduled for nine cities across France.
The tournament is basically planned for nine cities all over France. The United States this year, arrives the competition as the defending champions. It is also going to be the first Women’s World Cup in order to use the video assistant referee (VAR) system.
The 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup: Format
The 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup is featuring a total of 24 teams and these teams are divided into six groups of four teams each. The winner and runner-up of every single group are spontaneously going to move to the round of 16.
The four teams in third-place to store the maximum points will also progress to the knockout stage along with the winners of group matches as well as second-place finishers.
2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup: Teams and Groups
- France (H)
- South Korea
- China PR
- South Africa
- New Zealand
- United States
Women’s World Cup 2019 Underdogs
The underdogs of Women’s World Cup 2019 are:
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.
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 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.
Women’s World Cup 2019 Winner Prediction
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 second match of United States was also a win 3–0 against Chile.
The United States women’s national soccer team are firm favorites in order to recollect the trophy that they sealed in the year 2015 tournament finale which was held in Canada after they wiped out Japan in an electrifying 5-2 win, and once again are the team to beat this summer.
Fifa Women’s World Cup 2019 Results
Here is the list of all the result of Fifa Women’s World Cup 2019 group stage, so far:
Friday 7 June
Group A: France 4 South Korea 0
Saturday 8 June
Group A: Norway 3 Nigeria 0
Group B: Spain 3 South Africa 1
Group B: Germany 1 China 0
Sunday 9 June
Group C: Australia 1 Italy 2
Group C: Brazil 3 Jamaica 0
Group D: England 2 Scotland 1
Monday 10 June
Group D: Argentina 0 Japan 0
Group E: Canada 1 Cameroon 0
Tuesday 11 June
Group E: New Zealand 0 Holland 1
Group F: Chile 0 Sweden 2
Group F: United States 13 Thailand 0
Wednesday 12 June
Group A: Nigeria 2 South Korea 0
Group B: Germany 1 Spain 0
Group A: France 2 Norway 1
Thursday 13 June
Group C: Australia 3 Brazil 2
Group B: South Africa 0 China 1
Friday 14 June
Group D: Japan 2 Scotland 1
Group C: Jamaica 0 Italy 5
Group D: England 1 Argentina 0
Saturday 15 June
Group E: Holland 3 Cameroon 1
Group E: Canada 2 New Zealand 0
Sunday 16 June
Group F: Sweden 5 Thailand 1
Group F: United States 3 Chile 0
Monday 17 June
Group B: China 0 Spain 0
Group B: South Africa 0 Germany 4
Group A: Nigeria 0 France 1
Group A: South Korea 1 Norway 2
Tuesday 18 June
Group C: Jamaica 1 Australia 4
Group C: Italy 0 Brazil 1
Wednesday 19 June
Group D: Japan 0 England 2
Group D: Scotland 3 Argentina 3
Thursday 20 June
Group E: Cameroon vs New Zealand
Group E: Netherlands vs Canada
Group F: Sweden vs United States
Group F: Thailand vs Chile