This summer is playing the game for sports enthusiasts from across the globe, witnessing two of the world’s most favorite sports Tournaments, ICC Mens Cricket World Cup 2019 and mother of all tournaments, FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019. This year, France will be hosting the eighth edition of FIFA Women’s World Cup scheduled between 7 June to 7 July 2019 where 24 qualified teams, including France, will be competing for the trophy with 52 matches to be played across nine cities.
Paris will witness the opening match of FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019, Lyon hosting the Semi-Finals and Finals, including other seven cities, Reims, Grenoble, Rennes, Valenciennes, Le Havre, Montpellier, and Nice. France truly loves football and hosted the FIFA World Cup twice in the year 1938 and later in 1998, winning the World Cup trophy on their homeland.
Once again, France is all geared up to welcome the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 where football fans have already gathered to celebrate the occasion of FIFA and cheer up their teams.
The official Partners of FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019, are Adidas, Coca-cola, wanda group, Hyundai kis motors, Qatar Airways and VISA. Women sports are now gaining exciting popularity and same can be concluded from the fact that 720,000 tickets has been sold out for the FIFA tournament, just within 48 hours of going live on sale.
This year, the 24 teams participating in the tournament have been sub-divided into six groups with four teams in each group. Each group’s winner and runner-up will directly go to the round of 16 teams including four teams who have scored third-position with the maximum number of points. These 16 teams will then compete in the Knockout phase until the Finals.
Live coverage of FIFA Women’s World Cup
Fox Sport is the official English broadcaster of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 in the US. You can watch the tournament at home over cable or online or on Fox Go app for smartphones and tablets.
Telemundo and Universo will air the matches in Spanish. If you are a cord-cutter, you can still subscribe to any of the below choice to live stream the tournament
DirecTV Now $50/month
PlayStation Vue starting at $44.99/month
YouTube TV $49.99/month
FuboTV $44.99 for the first month
Hulu with Live TV $49.99/month
Sling TV starting at $15/month
For UK fans, BBC will be providing full coverage on TV and Radio. BBC1, BBC2, BBC4, and the Red Button, all will hold the live coverage. You can also live stream the tournament on smartphone, tablet or laptop via BBC iPlayer or on BBC Sport website
TSN is the official broadcaster of FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 in English while French viewers can watch the tournament via RDS. CTV will only be showing the Canadian Team’s matches, and TSN GO, RDS GO, CTV GO will be the choices for online streaming.
France viewers can watch the full coverage of FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 on Canal+ and TF1 on Television. TF1 will also provide online streaming while Radio France will cover some selected matches in an old nostalgic way.
Sky Sports is the official broadcaster of FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 in New Zealand and the same can be streamed online via Sky Go app
All the match till final will broadcast on Optus Sport, and SBS will provide selected matches featuring Matildas, opening match, quarter-finals and final on TV, mobile and Internet. If you are not an Optus customer, you can subscribe for one month plan at $14.99.
German Broadcasters ZDF and ARD will air all the matches of FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 on TV. Both the broadcasters will also provide online-streaming and on-demand choice for smartphones and computers
NPO 1, 2 and 3 will be providing full coverage of the women’s tournament in the Netherlands, and the matches can also be streamed online via NPO on mobiles and laptops
If you are based in Spain, Mediapro will be the choice to watch the tournament on TV and also for online streaming and on-demand.
India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Pakistan & Maldives
In the above mentioned countries, Sony Pictures Networks India has the media broadcasting rights for streaming the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019.
True football lovers can never miss a match, and if you are traveling abroad, a Virtual Private Network or VPN will be an ideal solution. There are many options available to a user while searching for a VPN service. A user may opt free proxy service or may avail a free or paid VPN service according to their requirement and use UK specific proxies to stream the matches via BBC.
The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 Trophy is designed by William Sawaya and hand-crafted by Sawaya and Moroni. Standing on a conical base and stretching skywards in a spiral band with football enclosed at the top, the trophy will be handed to be the winner of the tournament. The victor will be awarded the replica of the trophy while the original will return at the FIFA Museum for display. The trophy weighs 4.6 kg and is 47 cm high. The awarded trophy will have the name of the 2019’s winning team engraved on the bottom of the trophy will the original will have names of all the previous winners.
Group A – France, Norway, Nigeria, Korea Republic
Group B – Spain, Germany, China PR, South Africa
Group C – Australia, Italy, Brazil, Jamaica
Group D – England, Scotland, Argentina, Japan
Group E – Canada, Cameroon, New Zealand, Netherlands
Group F – USA, Thailand, Chile, Sweden
USA – 3
Play Match Predictor
Football fans can now predict the outcome, match-by-match, earn points, mark their position in the leaderboard and win exciting prizes, all from the official FIFA website. The top five leaderboard performers and top seven individual round performers will receive the prizes.
First Place/ Grand Prize: Apple IPad Pro
Runner-Up Prize: Replica Player Jersey and Adidas Conext Football
Third-Fifth Place: Adidas Conext Football
Round 1 Prize (Matches 1 to 12) Photograph signed by Brazil’s Marta, world’s top women player for six times
Round 2 Prize: (Matches 13 to 24) Photograph signed by Melanie Behringer (Germany), FIFA Women’s World Cup 2007 champion
Round 3 Prize: (Matches 25 to 36 ) Photograph signed by Carli Lloyd (USA), FIFA Women’s World Cup 2007 champion
Round 4 Prize: (Matches 37 to 44 ) Photograph signed by Asako Takakura (Japan), Best FIFA Women Coach finalist
Round 5 Prize: (Matches 45 to 48 ) Photograph signed by Germany’s Dzsenifer Marozsan
Round 6 Prize: (Matches 49 and 50) Photograph signed by Carli Lloyd (USA)
Round 7 Prize: (Matches 51 and 52) Photograph signed by Marta (Brazil)
Fan Movement #WeLiveFootball
2018 FIFA World Cup Russia officially launched The Fan Movement, a community of football lovers from all over the world who celebrate every moment of football by engaging in conversations and sharing activities, opinions, and stories. Whether you are are a student, artisan, or a die-hard fan of football, you can join the football community of more than 400 members from 40 countries who are sharing and celebrating their football moments. You can show your involvement with Football and join the conversation with #WeLiveFootball
In-seat delivery service
Who wants to leave the match in the middle to grab a snack? But what can be done to those hunger pangs? FIFA has the solution and service for us. VISA, official partner of FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019, will give the fans a choice to order food and beverages to their seats without having to line up in long queues. You can order from anywhere or even preorder at discounted rates and get it delivered at your seat by paying with VISA. If you don’t have a VISA card, you can still order and pay by visiting VISA Customer Service Booth or getting in contact with VISA representatives who will be available in all stadium where matches are being played.
360 Fan Moment
Presented by Qatar Airways, you and your friends can virtually stroll around Parc des Princes, tag yourself in the stadium and share the pic on social media platforms. Even if you are not present at the venue, you can still enjoy your 360 Fan Moment using Twitter and Facebook by adding your picture on the stadium’s big screen. You can play a treasure hunt to locate Qatar Airways Crew stewardess on the 360 pic and win two business class flights with Qatar Airways and two direct tickets to quarter-final in Paris.
FIFA Legends Squad
Aiming to promote women’s football tournament and harness superpowers, special Legends Squad of 23 stars have become the flag bearers of women’s football that kicks off on 7th June in France. These 13 women and ten men alter ego will be on the mission to encourage girls and women to play football with their official hashtags, #LegendsAssemble and #DaretoShine
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