France to Host The Next Women’s World Cup


Staff Writer

Thursday afternoon, FIFA announced that France will be the host country for the next Women’s World Cup, in 2019.

France was one of five countries in the running for the 2019 World Cup: England, the Republic of Korea, New Zealand, and South Africa were also contenders. The two finalists were France and Korea, and a unanimous decision by the FIFA Executive Committee awarded France the victory.

The French national team is amongst the favorites in this year’s Women’s World Cup, and have one of the brightest soccer programs in the world. Korea, which co-hosted the 2002 World Cup with Japan, fell short of he final approval. France will host the Men’s European Championship in 2016 and women’s U-20 World Cup in 2018 leading up to the tournament.

Many details are still yet to come, specifically venues and date times. A decision regarding whether matches will be played on grass or turf will also be in focus following the controversy of this World Cup, though that would be unlikely for the warmer climate of France.

The French National Team is presently ranked 3rd in the world leading into this year’s Women’s World Cup, to be held in Canada, which kicks off on June 6th.