Women’s World Cup 2019 fixtures: Full tournament schedule, match dates and latest results, The Women’s World Cup 2019 has arrived, with 24 countries battling it out over a month to be crowned the winners.
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It’s the eighth edition of the competition, most recently won by the US in Canada 2015 – their third success.
Phil Neville’s England will be among the favourites when the tournament begins on June 7. They’ve been drawn against Scotland, Argentina and Japan in Group D.
But when are the games, and how can you watch? You can find out all you need to know below.
The 2019 Women’s World Cup saw France beat South Korea in the opener on Friday, but the first full slate of games was on Saturday with three matches and a couple contenders taking the field. The day started with one of the favorites, Germany, beating China 1-0 in a tight, tense game before Spain came from behind to beat South Africa. Here are the scores from Day 2 and takeaways.
Germany’s 1-0 win over China wasn’t a proper reflection of the match, as the Europeans had 16 shots and China had just five, but it was another great display from a rising star: Giulia Gwinn.
Germany was forced to make just one save on the night, and China resorted to fouling Germany time and time again to disrupt play. But the breakthrough finally came 66 minutes in thanks to the 19-year-old talent, who will turn 20 during the tournament. She became the third youngest teenager to score for Germany at the World Cup after Birgit Prinz in 1995 and Ariane Hingst in 1999, according to Opta.
South Africa’s plan was to defend, defend and defend, with the hope being they could spring forward and get a result. And things looked good after Thembi Kgatlana opened the scoring in the 25th minute. South Africa only weathered the storm for so long before it just couldn’t anymore, but it only has itself to blame as Spain came through with a 3-1 win in group-stage play.
Despite being outshot 27-5, South Africa had the lead with just 20 minutes to go, but two penalty kicks gave Jennifer Hermoso two goals before Lucia Garcia finished it off in the 89th minute. Hermoso and company didn’t get the best of lucks until late, and it was evident that South Africa couldn’t keep the all-out defense going.
The first penalty came on a silly handball before a dangerous tackle in the box in the 82nd minute by Nothando Vilakazi saw her get a red as well with a high-stud challenge which came as the result of her ball clearance. Here’s the winning goal:
The eighth installment of the FIFA Women’s World Cup takes place this summer in France. It’s the third time the tournament has made its way to Europe and the first time since Germany in 2011. The action is underway from June 7 to July 7 as 24 participating nations battle to earn the right to hoist that coveted gold World Cup trophy when it’s all said and done. The United States enter the tournament as the defending champions and the most decorated national team in Women’s World Cup history with three titles, just ahead of Germany which has won it all twice.
Twenty-four teams are being split into six groups of four teams. The top two teams from each group advance to the round of 16, and the four 0best third-placed teams from the group stage will also move on to the knockout stage. Below you’ll find the complete group standings and schedule for the tournament.
The tournament will air in the United States English on FOX and FS1, while the Spanish broadcast rights are with Telemundo, with games also airing on Universo. You can watch the tournament on fuboTV (Try for free).