Women's World Cup 2019: What date is the tournament, what TV channel is it on and what are the latest odds?

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What is it?

It's the 2019 Women's World Cup, a tournament that takes place every four years. It's the eighth edition of the competition.

Where is it?

The whole 2019 event will be taking place in France. Nine cities - Paris, Valenciennes, Le Havre, Grenoble, Reims, Montpellier, Nice and Lyon - will be hosting games, with the final in Lyon.

When is it?

The tournament spans June 7 to July 7. The first game will be France vs South Korea, with the final bringing a close to the World Cup a month later.

Which TV channel will it be on?

The BBC has exclusive broadcast rights to the tournament, with games split between BBC One, Two and Four, online and the red button. You can see the full list here.

Alternatively, you can follow the tournament right here with Telegraph Sport.

What time will the games kick off?

Again, it's a mix. Most games take place at either 2pm, 5pm or 8pm British Summer Time but it's best to check our full TV guide here to make sure you don't miss the start.

Which teams are featuring and what are the groups?

There are 24 in all, featuring across six groups, with England and Scotland among them. You can see the full list below:

How do teams progress to the final?

The top two in each group will make it through to the last 16, along with the best-performing four third-place teams. From there the eight winners head into the quarter-finals, final four into the semi-finals and last two standing into the final.

As with the men's edition, there is a third-place play-off to decide who ends up being the best of the rest.

Who are the previous winners?

There have only been four winners of the Women's World Cup:

  • USA - three tournament wins (1991, 1999, 2015)
  • Germany - two tournament wins (2003, 2007)
  • Norway - one win (1995)
  • Japan - one win (2011)

Latest news

The United States got a goal in each half through Samantha Mewis and a late third from substitute Carli Lloyd to earn a 3-0 win over South Africa in a Women's World Cup warm-up in California on Sunday.

Mewis got the opener after 37 minutes with a shot under the keeper from 20 metres after some nice footwork outside the box.

She struck again from close range 12 minutes from time before Lloyd’s 108th international goal in added time put a more respectable sheen on the scoreline for the hosts who dominated the first of three friendlies ahead of next month's World Cup.

Samantha Mewis celebrates scoring in the win over South Africa Credit: USA TODAY Sports

The U.S., World Cup winners in 1991, 1999 and 2015, play New Zealand on May 16 and Mexico 10 days later before heading to France to face Group F opponents Thailand, Chile and Sweden.

South Africa, who had Noko Matlou taken off on a stretcher in the 51st minute, are playing at the World Cup for the first time. They will face Norway in a June 2 friendly before lining up against Group B rivals Spain, Germany and China.

The tournament kicks off on June 7 when hosts France play South Korea.

What are the latest odds?

  • USA - 7/2
  • France - 7/2
  • Germany - 11/2
  • England - 6/1
  • Japan 14/1
  • Holland - 14/1
  • Australia - 14/1

What is our prediction?

It's difficult to look past the US, three-time winners and triumphant in 2015, and hosts France. England cannot be discounted, however.