France will host the Women’s World Cup 2019
The bid for hosting 2019’s World Cup was announced on 6th March 2014 by FIFA. The member associations which had interest in the same were to submit a declaration of interest by 15th April 2014.
This was to be followed by the provision of a complete set of bidding documents by the interested parties by 31st October 2014. France, having fulfilled all the requirements, won the bid and was officially announced as the 2019’s host on 19th March 2018 following a vote by the FIFA Executive Committee. This therefore makes France the 4th country to host both men’s and women’s FIFA World Cup tournament finals.
The country hosted FIFA World Cup in 1938 and 1998. In the latter, they were the champions. France is therefore the 3rd European country to host the Women’s World Cup.
Being the world’s leading tourist attraction destination since the 1900’s, France’s economic diversity allows it to venture in many sectors of humanity. For 2019, the country prides itself in hosting the Women’s World Cup.
The 52 scheduled matches in this World Cup will be played in 9 different stadia across the country. These include: Parc Olympique in Lyon, Allianz Riviera in Nice, Parc des Princes in Paris, Stade de la Mosson in Montpellier, Roazhon Park in Rennes, Stade Oceane in Le Havre, Stade du Hainaut in Valenciennes, Stade Auguste-Delaune in Reims and Stade des Alpes in Grenoble. Of these, only the first 4 stadiums have a capacity of above 30,000.
In the anticipation of the event, the 9 host cities have been carrying out the final groundworks. All the 9 had earlier held events to unveil their tournament posters.
The opening match will be played in the French capital, Paris, while the semi-final and the final matches will be played in Parc Olympique in Lyon which has the highest capacity of 59,186.