The Women’s World Cup is a renowned international football competition which is played by senior national women’s teams who are members of FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association). The competition takes place every four years, with the inaugural event held back in 1991, taking place in China. Women’s national teams from around the world compete to fill up the 23 slots available through qualification phases which run for three years before the final stages take place. The qualifiers are divided into six FIFA zones which are Europe, Africa, Asia, North and Central America and Caribbean, South America, and Oceania.
Since the 1991 competition, only four teams have been crowned champions with the United States winning three titles, Germany two times and Japan and Norway each winning once. The host nation qualifies automatically with 24 teams making it to the finals of the competition.
The 2019 Women’s World Cup
The 2019 Women’s World Cup is actually being held in France, with a total of 24 senior women’s national teams from around the world battling it out to be crowned world champions. The tournament will run from 7 June to 7 July, and the United States women’s national team are seeking to defend the title which they won at the 2015 competition.
With the competition at the group stage, England and France have already qualified for the quarter-finals after beating Cameroon and Brazil respectively in their last games. Spain is set to meet the defending champions, the US, in the other last of 16 games, in what is being perceived as a fight of the Titans. The tournament also presents an excellent opportunity for betting fans to try their luck, since many sportsbooks and online casinos have Women’s World Cup markets, making it an exciting tournament to watch and also bet on.