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If you don’t know much about the event, or you just want to brush up on your Women’s Worlds facts, check out our ultimate guide below.

When is the Women’s Worlds?

The next Women’s Worlds will begin with the opening match on June 7, 2019 and end with the Championship Final on July 7, 2019. The tournament takes place every four years, with the next edition scheduled for 2023.

Who won the last Women’s Worlds?

The 2015 Women’s Worlds Final was won by tournament favorite USA, who defeated Japan to claim the title. The same two teams faced off in the 2011 Final, with Japan coming out on top.

Can I watch the Women’s Worlds online?

The broadcast schedule for the 2019 Women’s Worlds has not yet been announced. For the 2015 tournament, all 52 matches were televised and available online.

How many people watched the last Women’s Worlds?

The 2015 Women’s Worlds tournament was watched by 764 million viewers. U.S. Soccer confirmed that the record-breaking final between the United States and Japan was watched by 23 million viewers, making it the most-watched soccer match in U.S. history. It will be exciting to see how many people will watch the tournament in 2019.

Curious as to what makes this spectacular tournament so popular? Check out our blog post that explores the increasing popularity in the Women’s Worlds.

Where is the Women’s Worlds in 2019?

The 2019 Women’s Worlds will take place in France. The matches will play out in nine scenic host cities across the country:

  • Grenoble
  • Le Havre
  • Lyon
  • Montpellier
  • Nice
  • Paris
  • Reims
  • Rennes
  • Valenciennes

The opening match of the 2019 Women’s Worlds will take place in Paris, while Lyon has the honor of hosting the semi-finals and final. Learn more about the 2019 Women’s Worlds venues.

How many Women’s Worlds has the U.S. won?

The U.S. women’s national team has won the Women’s Worlds three times. They were the winners of the inaugural tournament in 1991 and also hold the most recent title from 2015.

Which country has won the most Women’s Worlds?

The U.S. national team’s three World Cup titles makes them the most successful team in Women’s Worlds history. Germany is right behind them with two titles.

When is the Women’s Worlds Final?

The 2019 Women’s Worlds final will take place on July 7, 2019 at Parc Olympique Lyonnais in Lyon, France.

When was the first Women’s Worlds?

The first Women’s Worlds was in November 1991. China hosted the tournament, with matches taking place in four cities: Guangzhou, Foshan, Jiangmen, and Zhongshan. There were only 12 teams in the inaugural tournament. USA defeated Norway in the final match, with Sweden winning third place.

What is the prize money for the Women’s Worlds?

Though the total prize money has yet to be determined for the 2019 Women’s Worlds, it is expected to be significantly higher than it was in 2015. At the last Women’s Worlds, the total prize money was USD$15 million, which was split between the 24 teams. Team USA, who won the tournament, walked away with $2 million of that. The complete breakdown is as follows:

  • Winner – $2 million
  • Runner-up – $1.4 million
  • Semi-finalists – $700,000 each
  • Quarter-finalists – $400,000 each
  • Round of 16 – $200,000 each
  • Group stage – $100,000 each
  • Plus all 24 teams received a $200,000 participation bonus.

For comparison, the total prize money at the men’s 2018 World Cup was a whopping $400 million, with the champions, France, receiving $38 million.

What is the schedule for the Women’s Worlds?

There are 52 matches on the 2019 Women’s Worlds schedule, which is divided into five sections:

  • The Group Stage (matches 1-36): June 7-20
  • Round of 16 (matches 37-44): June 22-25
  • Quarter-Finals (matches 45-48): June 27-29
  • Semi-Finals (matches 49-50): July 2-3
  • Third Place and Championship Final (matches 51-52): July 6-7

The complete 2019 Women’s Worlds schedule can be found here.

When is the Women’s Worlds Draw?

The 2019 Women’s Worlds draw will be held on December 8, 2018. The draw will determine which group each team will be placed in and subsequently complete the schedule for the tournament.

For information about our 2019 Women’s Worlds packages, or to lock up your spot, contact one of our Sports Travel Specialists here or call 1-800-465-1765.

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