Women's World Cup 2019
The Women’s World Cup 2019 competition will be among 24 countries. They will have to play against each other over a four-week tournament in June and July. The competition kicked off on 7th of June 2019.
Last December in Boulogne-Billancourt, near Paris, the draw took place.
Group A – South Korea, Norway, France and Nigeria
Group B – China, Germany, South Africa and Spain
Group C – Italy, Australia, Jamaica and Brazil
Group D – Scotland, England, Japan and Argentina
Group E – Cameroon, Canada, Holland and New Zealand
Group F – Thailand, USA, Sweden and Chile
Friday 7th June
Group A: France v/s South Korea - Score 4 – 0
Saturday 8th June
Group A: Norway v/s Nigeria - Score 3 – 0
Group B: Spain v/s South Africa - Score 3 – 1
Group B: Germany v/s China - Score 1 – 0
Sunday 9th June
Group C: Australia v/s Italy - Score 1 – 2
Group C: Brazil v/s Jamaica - Score – 3 – 0
Group D: England v/s Scotland - Score 2 – 1
Monday 10th June
Group D: Argentina v/s Japan - Score 0 – 0
Group E: Canada v/s Cameroon - Score 1 – 0
Tuesday 11th June
Group E: New Zealand v/s Netherlands - Score 0 – 1
Group F: Chile v/s Sweden - Score 0 – 2
Group F: United States v/s Thailand - Score 13 – 0
Wednesday 12th June
Group A: Nigeria v/s South Korea - Score 2 – 0
Group B: Germany v/s Spain - Score 1 – 0
Group A: France v/s Norway - Score 2 – 1
England Victory over Scotland
Sunday was the most watched game of all time in the United Kingdom. Broadcast live on BBC One and played at Nice’s Allianz Riviera stadium, the opening fixture in Group D attracted a peak audience of 6.1m viewers. Nikita Parris’ controversial penalty (1 goal in a 14th-minute penalty) and an Ellen White goal in the 40th minute were witnessed by 38 per cent of the available television audience. England earned a 2 – 1 win and all the 3 points.
Audience - With England head coach Phil Neville confident of progressing far in the tournament, audiences are expected to grow further in case both home nations qualify from Group D
Views, Tweets & Statements
After the victory, played in front of a crowd of 13,188, Neville said
“I want us to play like we did in the first half for 90 minutes.”
“We need to be relentless now as we want to be here for the next 37 days and to do that then every single one of us, myself included, have got to keep driving the standards all the time. The standards start with me.”
"At 2-0, it is always a dangerous scoreline and we needed a third goal. Scotland have got good players; they're a good team."
Scotland manager Shelley Kerr said, that her team demonstrated what they were "capable of" in the second half.
Shelley Kerr added: "England are tipped to win this tournament so to run them so close, especially in the second half, is a positive."
Mrs Sturgeon - Scotland's First Minister wrote in a tweet after the match.
"Scotland Women's National Team did us proud tonight."
Sports an Inspiration….
With Women being involved in such sports competition, it seems that sports will continue to dominate the world. It is in fact an inspiration, not only for individuals but also for many industries. Inspired by sports and mostly football the online gaming industry has come up with several football themed slot games to make users enjoy football virtually.
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Which of the teams is your favourite? Or do you have a favourite player in the women football world? Cheers to them to make it till the end and win the competition!