Women’s World Cup 2019: all you need to know but were afraid to ask

The key details, including when the tournament is happening, who to look out for and how to follow it

The tournament is being hosted by a European nation, France, for only the third time. The host cities reflect the cultural and geographical diversity of their country. Montpellier and Rennes are cities ensconced in Medieval history, Grenoble is set against a mighty Alpine backdrop, and Nice is the flashy but beautiful hub of the Côte d’Azur. Lyon is one of the gastronomic capitals of Europe, so one imagines the steak-and-ale pies at the Stade de Lyon (capacity 57,900) are top notch. Paris is Paris, and will hold a ‘Fan Experience’ in the admittedly stunning Forum des Halles shopping centre that Fifa is optimistically describing as “unmissable”.

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