Women's World Cup 2019: Team previews, schedule, how to watch, news and analysis

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Here is all you need to know about the 2019 Women's World Cup, including team previews, schedule, how to watch and latest news:

The 411: Women's World Cup 2019

  • When: The tournament began June 7 and ends July 7.

  • Where: Venues include Parc Olympique Lyonnais (Lyon), Parc des Princes (Paris), Allianz Riviera (Nice), Stade de la Mosson (Montpellier), Roazhon Park (Rennes), Stade Océane (Le Havre), Stade du Hainaut (Valenciennes), Stade Auguste-Delaune (Reims), Stade des Alpes (Grenoble).

  • Complete schedule: Host France opened the tournament against Korea on June 7. Click here for the full schedule.

  • How to watch: In the United States, Fox and FS1 will carry matches in English, while Telemundo and Universo will televise the event in Spanish. The BBC (UK), Optus Sport (Australia), DirecTV Sports (Sub-Saharan Africa) and CTV/RDS/TSN (Canada) are some of the other carriers.

Tuesday's matches and what's at stake

As group-stage play rounds out this week, teams are vying for overall group wins and spots in the knockout round. Here is what is at stake leading into Tuesday's matches:

  • Jamaica versus Australia, 9 p.m. local time/3 p.m. ET (Stade des Alpes in Grenoble)

  • Italy versus Brazil, 9 p.m. local time/3 p.m. ET (Stade du Hainaut in Valenciennes)

  • Latest table: Group C standings

Ahead of these two final Group C group-stage matches, Italy is the lone team to have already secured a spot in the Round of 16 and a win over Brazil will clinch the group for the Italians. If Brazil and Australia both win -- and FiveThirtyEight's World Cup match predictions say they will -- the top three spots in the group will likely come down to goal differential, as the third-place finisher will finish among the best four third-place teams in the tournament and still advance to the Round of 16. Goal-differential is another edge for Italy, as it currently has a plus-6 advantage. The tiebreaker rules that apply here: first, greatest number of points earned in all group-stage matches; then, goal differential; and finally, greatest number of goals.

Previewing the tournament

We rank the top 25 female football players who are set to take over at the Women's World Cup 2019 in France. Simply put, they are the best of the best. Our list | En español | Em português

  • Bonnie D. Ford: Why you won't see the world's best player at the Women's World Cup. Read

USWNT preview

Off the field, U.S. women's national team star Julie Ertz is a ball of sunshine. On the field, Ertz is a physical and technical threat, a ruthless midfielder who will be a key component for the USWNT's success at the Women's World Cup. Allison Glock

Wendie Renard and Les Bleues

Can host nation France withstand the pressure to win its first Women's World Cup? Bonnie D. Ford

  • Bonnie D. Ford: Wendie Renard shares the journey that took her 4,000 miles from home to a possible first championship with France. Read

Sam Kerr leads Australia

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Kerr's rise and the chase for World Cup glory

On the eve of her third World Cup, Sam Kerr has her eyes firmly set on glory, taking down the US and what success would mean for women's sport back home.

Australia's first women's soccer superstar knows that her performance in the 2019 Women's World Cup could redefine what's possible for Aussie women. Alyssa Roenigk

Team-by-team previews

Here are the groups and team-by-team previews for all 24 countries in the Women's World Cup:

Group A

Group B

Group C

Group D

Group E

Group F

How the teams qualified

After qualifying matches played between April 2017 and Dec. 1, 2018, 24 teams reached the tournament. The allotment of slots is the same as the previous Women's World Cup. Here are the teams listed by confederation:

Asian Football Confederation (five teams)
Australia
China
Japan
South Korea
Thailand

Confederation of African Football (three teams)
Cameroon
Nigeria
South Africa

CONCACAF (three teams)
Canada
Jamaica
United States

CONMEBOL (three teams)
Argentina
Brazil
Chile

Oceania Football Confederation (one team)
New Zealand

UEFA (nine teams)
England
France (hosts)
Germany
Italy
Netherlands
Norway
Scotland
Spain
Sweden