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2019 Fifa Women's World Cup - teams, fixtures, results and how to watch on TV in the UAE

The 2019 Fifa Women's World Cup runs until July 7

France's Wendie Renard was twice on target in the 4-0 rout of South Korea in the opening match of the 2019 Fifa Women's World Cup. Reuters
France's Wendie Renard was twice on target in the 4-0 rout of South Korea in the opening match of the 2019 Fifa Women's World Cup. Reuters

The 2019 Fifa Women's World Cup is being held in France with 24 teams vying to be crowned champions.

The tournament, which got under way on June 7, runs through to July 7 when the final will be held in Paris.

Here's everything you need to know about this summer's tournament.

Who is hosting the 2019 Fifa Women's World Cup?

France are for the first time hosting the Women's World Cup and are already up and running in Group A. Corinne Diacre's side opened the tournament on June 7 with a resounding 4-0 win over South Korea.

France are among the favourites to win the trophy on home soil, a feat that would match the men's team achievement in 1998.

Who are the Women's World Cup holders?

The United States are the defending champions having won the trophy four years ago in Vancouver with a 5-2 victory over Japan.

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What are the host cities and venues?

There are nine venues in total, including the Parc des Princes - home of Paris Saint-Germain. The opening match took place there, while seven of the venues will host at least three group games.

Grenoble: Stade des Alpes

Le Harve: Stade Oceane

Lyon: Parc Olympique Lyonnais

Montpellier: Stade de la Mosson

Nice: Allianz Riviera

Paris: Parc des Princes

Reims: Stage Auguste-Delaune

Rennes: Roazhon Park

Valenciennes: Stade du Hainaut

Who are the teams taking part in the 2019 Women's World Cup?

There are 24 teams taking part in this year's Women's World Cup.

They are:

Australia

Argentina

Brazil

Cameroon

Canada

Chile

China

England

France

Germany

Italy

Jamaica

Japan

Netherlands

New Zealand

Nigeria

Norway

Scotland

South Africa

South Korea

Spain

Sweden

Thailand

United States

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The Groups

The 2019 Women's World Cup is made up of four teams in six groups:

Group A

France, South Korea, Norway, Nigeria

Fixtures (all kick-off times UAE)

June 7

France 4-0 South Korea

June 8

Norway 3-0 Nigeria

June 12

Nigeria 2-0 South Korea

France 2-1 Norway

June 17

Nigeria 0-1 France

South Korea 1-2 Norway

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Group B

Spain, Germany, China, South Africa

Fixtures

June 8

Germany 1-0 China

Spain 3-1 South Africa

June 12

Germany 1-0 Spain

June 13

South Africa 0-1 China

June 17

South Africa 0-4 Germany

China 0-0 Spain - report

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Group C

Australia, Italy, Brazil, Jamaica

Fixtures

June 9

Australia 1-2 Italy

Brazil 3-0 Jamaica

June 13

Australia 3-2 Brazil

June 14

Jamaica 0-5 Italy - report

June 18

Jamaica 1-4 Australia

Italy 0-1 Brazil

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Group D

England, Scotland, Argentina, Japan

Fixtures

June 9

England 2-1 Scotland

June 10

Argentina 0-0 Japan

June 14

Japan 2-1 Scotland

England 1-0 Argentina - report

June 19

Japan 0-2 England

Scotland 3-3 Argentina

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Group E

Canada, Cameroon, New Zealand, Netherlands

Fixtures

June 10

Canada 1-0 Cameroon

June 11

New Zealand 0-1 Netherlands - report

June 15

Netherlands 3-1 Cameroon - report

Canada 2-0 New Zealand - report

June 20

Netherlands 2-1 Canada

Cameroon 2-1 New Zealand

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Group F

United States, Thailand, Chile, Sweden

Fixtures:

June 11

Chile 0-2 Sweden

United States 13-0 Thailand - report

June 16

Sweden 5-1 Thailand

United States 3-0 Chile

June 20

Sweden 0-2 United States

Thailand 0-2 Chile

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The format

The teams in each group will play in a single round-robin format, and after the group stage, the top two teams and the four best third-placed teams will advance to the last 16.

The winners will advance to the quarter-finals stage, and from then on, progress to the semi-finals. The semi-final losers will contest a third-place match, while semi-final winners will advance to the final.

Last-16

June 22

Germany 3-0 Nigeria - report

Norway 1-1 Australia (Norway win 4-1 on penalties)

June 23

England 3-0 Cameroon - report

France 2-1 Brazil - report

June 24

Spain 1-2 United States - report

Sweden 1-0 Canada - report

June 25

Italy v China, 8pm

Netherlands v Japan, 11pm

When is the 2019 Women's World Cup final?

The final takes place on July 7 at Parc Olympique Lyonnais.

The scheduling of the final was criticized by many followers of the women's game, as the finals of two men's continental championships - the Copa America in Rio de Janeiro and Concacaf Gold Cup in Chicago - will be held on the same date.

How can I watch the games on TV in the UAE?

You can watch all the matches on BeIN Sports.

Updated: June 25, 2019 12:27 PM

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