The time to catch football fever has come again as the FIFA Women’s World cup kick starts on Friday. Here are things you should know about the tournament:
· It is the eighth edition of the FIFA Women’s world cup which is done every four years.
· This year’s tournament will be hosted in France.
· This is the first time France will host the FIFA Women’s World Cup.
· This will be the first time the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system will be used in a Women’s World Cup tournament.
· It commences today with the group stage fixtures and will run till 7th July 2019.
· The United States’ are the defending champions.
· This edition will feature 24 teams broken into six groups of four teams each.
Below are the groupings of the teams:
France, South Korea, Norway, Nigeria
Germany, China PR, Spain, South Africa
Australia, Italy, Brazil, Jamiaca
England, Scotland, Argentina, Japan
Canada, Cameroon, New Zealand, Netherlands
United States, Thailand, Chile, Sweden