Girls too have their World Cup

The Spanish team has already qualified for the 2019 Women's World Cup. (Marcial Guillén / EFE)

France will be hosting the 2019 Women’s World Cup, the most important women soccer tournament in the world

Temas As of June 14, soccer lovers from all over the planet will be watching the 2018 World Cup of Russia. The best players from each country will gather in this competition, in which the best teams in the world take part.

But this is not the only occasion in which you can enjoy watching the best teams and world soccer players. There is a competition of the same level in which the main soccer players are the women: FIFA’s next editions of the Women’s World Cup will be held in France next year.

The first Women’s World Cup was played in 1991 and takes place every four years in a different country. This is the most important single-sport female competition in the world.

Ready for France 2019

The 2019 France Women’s World Cup will be held from June 7 to July 7. In this competition, 24 teams will participate, including France, which is automatically classified as the host country.

In around 130 teams participate in the FIFA qualifying phase, a number that has tripled since the 45 that participated in 1991. The number of qualifying matches has also increased, from 110 in 1991 to the almost 400 played today.

Just like in the Men’s World Cup, the women’s championship consists of two phases: the group stage and the phase that goes from Round of 16 to the final.

In the first phase, six groups of four teams each are formed. All teams face each other and the top two teams in each group move on to the next round.

The second round includes all the phases from the Round of 16 up to the final, which will be played at the Stade des Lumières in Lyon.

The Promises of wome’s soccer

In the qualifying matches that are already being played, a series of new players have started to stand out and make a difference: they are called to be the stars of the Women’s World Cup France 2019.

Among these young promises there is the German Lea Schuller, who scored the four goals of 4-0 playing against Czech Republic; Vivianne Miedema, Arsenal’s forward and Dutch team’s star in the Women’s EuroCup; or Swedish Stina Blackstenius, top scorer in the 2015 UEFA U-19 Women’s Championship.

Fans from all over the planet will following Russia 2018 and France 2019 very closely to see world’s soccer new stars.

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