One Stop guide for 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup

The female side of football might not have reached the Popularity or commercial value that their male counterparts enjoy in many parts of the world but has helped women all around the world by promoting Gender Equality.

The prime example of this is the American Soccer team who are fighting a long-drawn legal battle against the United States Soccer Federation over their wages.

Interestingly the United States women’s national soccer team are current champions while their male counterparts weren’t even able to qualify for the world cup.

But according to many people who are part of the game 2019 world cup could be a game changer for Woman’s sport around the world.

2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Brief

Host nation: France

Dates: 7 June – 7 July

Number of teams: 24

Number of Matches: 52 matches

Venues: Parc Olympique Lyonnais, Parc des Princes, Allianz Riviera, Stade de la Mosson, Roazhon Park, Stade Océane, Stade du Hainaut, Stade Auguste-Delaune, Stade des Alpes

Host Cities: Grenoble, Le Havre, Lyon, Montpellier, Nice, Paris, Reims, Rennes, and Valenciennes.

Current Holders: the United States women’s national soccer team (2015)

Mascot: ettie, a Chicken(Gallus gallus domesticus)

ettie is the daughter of Footix, the Official Mascot of the 1998 FIFA World Cup France. She has a passion for life and football.

Slogan: Dare to Shine™

The above attached is the official poster for Fifa Women’s World Cup 2019

Participating Teams

Asia from 2018 AFC Women’s Asian Cup
1) Australia women’s national soccer team
2) China women’s national football team
3) Japan women’s national football team
4) South Korea women’s national football team
5) Thailand women’s national football team

Africa from 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations
1) Cameroon women’s national football team
2) Nigeria women’s national football team
3) South Africa women’s national football team

North America from 2018 CONCACAF Women’s Championship
1) Canada women’s national soccer team
2) Jamaica women’s national football team
3) United States women’s national soccer team

South America From 2018 Copa América Femenina
1) Argentina women’s national football team
2) Brazil women’s national football team
3) Chile women’s national football team

Oceania from 2018 OFC Women’s Nations Cup
1) New Zealand women’s national football team

Europe from 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup qualification (UEFA)
1) England women’s national football team
2) France women’s national football team(Host)
3) Germany women’s national football team
4) Italy women’s national football team
5) Netherlands women’s national football team
6) Norway women’s national football team
7) Scotland women’s national football team
8) Spain women’s national football team
9) Sweden women’s national football team

Star Players to look out for

Carli Lloyd – USA

Veteran Midfielder has made 274 appearances scoring 110 goals for the United States women’s national soccer team. She is a two time Olympic gold medalist and two-time FIFA Player of the Year(2015, 2016). 36-Year-old could be playing her last world cup

Amandine Henry- France

French-born Midfielder Amandine Chantal Henry plays for Olympique Lyonnais Féminin who dominate French Female football scene having won Division 1 Féminine for the last 11 seasons, Coupe de France Féminine on 7 of last 8 times and UEFA Women’s Champions League in six occasions.

With the tournament being held in France there will be no doubt that Henry will be a star for France women’s national football team. She has made 83 appearances for the French National team and is still 29 years old.

Sam Kerr – Australia

Australian Striker has won ABC Sport Personality of the Year in 2017. She has an illustrious club career where she has played in the Australian W-League and National Women’s Soccer League where she has won Golden boot in each country.

The 25-year-old has already scored 31 goals in her 77 appearances for Matildas.

Saki Kumagai – Japan

Saki Kumagai also plays her club football for Olympique Lyonnais Féminin like Amandine Henry. She is considered as one of the greatest defenders in Women’s football today. She has helped Japan in establishing itself as a Dominant Asian football superpower.

Her playing club football will only improve her star power and fan support will surely help her in the world cup.

Lucy Bronze – England

Lucy Bronze is also currently with Lyon whom she joined in 2017, The 27-Year-old defender is also a former PFA player of the year. She has played for 10 years in the English Football system.

Deyna Castellanos – Venezuela

Deyna Castellanos is the all-time leading scorer for Women’s football at U-17 level. The 20-year-old is being dubbed as a future star in women’s football. She made 13 appearances for Venezuela scoring in 6 occasions. Deyna is very popular on Instagram.

Dzsenifer Marozsán

She is a 27-year-old Hungarian born German Midfielder who played for Germany on 90 0ccastions scoring 32 goals. Marozsan Plays her club football for Lyon. She has also won titles with Frankfurt in Germany.

Useful Links

Pdf format of all the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup squads is linked below

Link for Full Squads

Full Schedule and Results from 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup from Fifa’s official Website is linked Below

Full Schedule and Results