Summary of the FIFA Women’s World Cup

The 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup was the eighth edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup, the quadrennial international football championship contested by 24 women’s national teams representing member associations of FIFA.

It took place between 7 June and 7 July 2019, with 52 matches staged in nine cities in France which was awarded the right to host the event in March 2015, the first time the country hosted the tournament. The tournament was the first Women’s World Cup to use the video assistant referee (VAR) system.

The Winner

The United States entered the competition as defending champions after winning the 2015 edition in Canada, and successfully defended their title with a 2–0 victory over the Netherlands in the final. In doing so, they secured their record fourth title and became the second nation, after Germany, to have successfully retained the title.

Qualified teams

A total of 24 teams qualified for the final tournament Each team’s FIFA Rankings in March 2019 are shown in parenthesis.

AFC (5 teams)

  • Australia (6)
  • China PR (16)
  • Japan (7)
  • South Korea (14)
  • Thailand (34)

CAF (3 teams)

  • Cameroon (46)
  • Nigeria (38)
  • South Africa (49) (debut)

CONCACAF (3 teams)

  • Canada (5)
  • Jamaica (53) (debut)
  • United States (1)

CONMEBOL (3 teams)

  • Argentina (37)
  • Brazil (10)
  • Chile (39) (debut)

OFC (1 team)

  • New Zealand (19)

UEFA (9 teams)

  • England (3)
  • France (hosts) (4)
  • Germany (2)
  • Italy (15)
  • Netherlands (8)
  • Norway (12)
  • Scotland (20) (Debut)
  • Spain (13)
  • Sweden (9)

Chile, Jamaica, Scotland, and South Africa made their Women’s World Cup debuts, while Italy took part in the event for the first time since 1999 and Argentina took part for the first time since 2007. Brazil, Germany, Japan, Nigeria, Norway, Sweden, and the United States qualified for their eighth World Cup, continuing their streak of qualifying for every World Cup held so far.

Summary of the FIFA Women’s World Cup

Final

7 July 2019
17:00
United States 2–0 Netherlands

Third place play-off

6 July 2019
17:00
England 1–2 Sweden

Semi-finals

2 July 2019
21:00
England 1–2 United States

3 July 2019
21:00
Netherlands 1–0 (a.e.t.) Sweden

Quarter-finals

27 June 2019
21:00
Norway 0–3 England

28 June 2019
21:00
France 1–2 United States

29 June 2019
15:00
Italy 0–2 Netherlands

29 June 2019
18:30
Germany 1–2 Sweden

That all for now.

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