Women's World Cup 2019 -- Team previews, schedule, how to watch, news and analysis
Here is all you need to know about the 2019 Women's World Cup, including team previews, schedule, how to watch and latest news:
The 411: Women's World Cup 2019
When: The tournament begins June 7, 2019, and ends July 7, 2019.
Where: Venues include Parc Olympique Lyonnais (Lyon), Parc des Princes (Paris), Allianz Riviera (Nice), Stade de la Mosson (Montpellier), Roazhon Park (Rennes), Stade Océane (Le Havre), Stade du Hainaut (Valenciennes), Stade Auguste-Delaune (Reims), Stade des Alpes (Grenoble).
Complete schedule: Host France opens the tournament against Korea on June 7, 2019. Click here for the full schedule.
How to watch: In the United States, Fox and FS1 will carry matches in English, while Telemundo and Universo will televise the event in Spanish. The BBC (UK), Optus Sport (Australia), DirecTV Sports (Sub-Saharan Africa) and CTV/RDS/TSN (Canada) are some of the other carriers.
Here are the groups and team-by-team previews for all 24 countries in the Women's World Cup:
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How the teams qualified
After qualifying matches played between April 2017 and Dec. 1 of this year, 24 teams reached the tournament. The allotment of slots is the same as the previous Women's World Cup. Here are the teams listed by confederation:
Asian Football Confederation (five teams)
Confederation of African Football (three teams)
CONCACAF (three teams)
CONMEBOL (three teams)
Oceania Football Confederation (one team)
UEFA (nine teams)