THIS summer the best Women’s teams in the World will head to France to battle it out for the World Cup.
England, who finished third at the last tournament in Canada, head across the channel with high expectations after an impressive qualifying and build-up which included lifting the SheBelieves Cup.
When is the 2019 Women’s World Cup?
The tournament will be held between June 5 and July 7, 2019.
France is hosting the tournament, with the final being held at the Olympic Stadium in Lyon.
- Parc Olympique, Lyon
- Parc des Princes, Paris
- Allianz Riviera, Nice
- Stade de la Mosson, Montpellier
- Roazhon Park, Rennes
- Stade Oceane, Le Havre
- Stade du Hainaut, Valenciennes
- Stade Auguste-Delaune
- Stade des Alpes, Grenoble
Which channel is it on and can I live stream it?
The BBC won the rights to broadcast the 2019 tournament games.
They have confirmed that coverage of every game will be provided across television, radio and online.
More information will be released nearer the time.
TalkSport will be providing commentary for all England games throughout the tournament.
What Group are England and Scotland in?
There are six groups of four teams.
England and Scotland are both in Group D.
- South Korea
- China PR
- South Africa
- New Zealand
When are England’s fixtures and what are the key dates?
The key fixtures are:
- Opening Ceremony and first game: Friday, June 5 – France vs South Korea, Parc des Princes, 9pm KO
- Sunday, June 9: England vs Scotland, Allianz Arena, 6pm KO
- Friday, June 14: England vs Argentina, Stade Oceane, 9pm KO
- Wednesday, June 19: Japan vs England, Allianz Rivera, 9pm KO
- Round of 16 options for England:
1) Saturday, June 22: Group B winner vs Group A/C/D 3rd place, Stade des Alpes, 3pm (Match 38)
2) Sunday, June 23: Group D winner vs Group B/E/F 3rd place, Stade du Hainaut, 5.30pm (Match 39)
3) Tuesday, June 25: Group E winner vs Group D runner-up, Roazhon Park, 9pm (Match 44)
- Quarter-final options for England:
1) Thursday, June 27: Winners of Match 37 (Group A or C runners-up) vs Winners of Match 39, Stade Oceane, 9pm KO
2) Saturday, June 29: Winners of Match 38 vs Winners of Match 42 (Group E or F runners-up), Stade du Hainaut, 3pm KO
3) Saturday, June 29: Winners of Match 43 (Group C winners or A/B/F 3rd place) vs Winners of Match 44, Roazhon Park, 6.30pm KO
1) Tuesday, July 2: Semi-final 1, Parc Olympique, 9pm KO
2) Wednesday, July 3: Semi-final 2, Parc Olympique, 9pm KO
- Third place play-off: Saturday, July 6, Allianz Riviera, 5pm KO
- Final: Sunday, July 7, Parc Olympique, 5pm KO
Is VAR being used in the World Cup?
It has been confirmed that the video assistant referee system will be used at the tournament.
FIFA announced the news in March and it will be the first time it has been used in the women’s competition after it was introduced in Russia for the men’s last summer.
27 referees and 48 assistance referees have been selected for the tournament and took part in a VAR training camp in Qatar.
Are tickets still available?
Tickets for the final in Lyon sold out in less than half an hour but there are tickets available for some of the group games, inclduing some of the England group stage matches.
They start from as a little as €9.
Tickets can be bought: https://tickets.fwwc19.fr/uk