A guide to the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France

Team USA celebrates a victory in the 2015 World Cup

The eighth FIFA Women’s World Cup begins this June in France, and you can watch it on FOX 13! Here are some facts about the upcoming month-long event:

Team USA is the reigning champion. The U.S. has won the title three times – more than any other country.

More than 750 million people around the world watched the 2015 World Cup. It was the most-watched soccer event in U.S. television history (including both men’s and women’s soccer events). About 26.7 million people in the United States watched it in 2015.

How the World Cup works:

The world’s teams compete to earn a spot among the top 23 teams qualified to play. The host country (France, in this case) is automatically included in the tournament, for a total of 24 teams.

The 24 teams are divided into six groups. For the 2019 World Cup, those groups are:

Group A
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท France
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ทKorea Republic
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด Norway
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Nigeria

Group B
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณChina PR
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ South Africa

Group C
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท Brazil
๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Jamaica

Group D
๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ
๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ Scotland
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท Argentina
๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Japan

Group E
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Cameroon
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ New Zealand
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Netherlands

Group F
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ USA
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ Thailand
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Chile
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Sweden

Each team will play every other team in their group, and the top two teams from each groupโ€”joined by the top four third-place winnersโ€”will then move on to a tournament of 16 nations.

That tournament is followed by quarterfinals, semifinals, a third-place match (to determine who finishes third and fourth) and the final.

The 2019 World Cup begins June 7 and ends July 7. Watch FOX 13 and fox13now.com for continuing coverage.

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