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SPORT LIFE: What you should know about 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup

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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:

GROUP A

France, South Korea, Norway, Nigeria

GROUP B

Germany, China PR, Spain, South Africa

GROUP C

Australia, Italy, Brazil, Jamiaca

GROUP D

England, Scotland, Argentina, Japan

GROUP E

Canada, Cameroon, New Zealand, Netherlands

GROUP F

United States, Thailand, Chile, Sweden

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