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2019 Fifa Women’s World Cup: England and Scotland fixtures, squads, TV coverage

The 24-nation tournament starts in France on 7 June

2019 Fifa Women’s World Cup

  • When: 7 June to 7 July 
  • Where: France 
  • Teams: 24 
  • Number of matches: 52 
  • UK TV and digital coverage: BBC Sport 
  • Full fixture list: fifa.com

The 2019 Fifa Women’s World Cup kicks off on Friday when host nation France face South Korea in the tournament’s opening match at the Parc des Princes in Paris.

A total of 24 countries, including England and Scotland, will compete in the month-long tournament. Nine venues across France will host a total of 52 matches.

England and Scotland are drawn together in group D with Argentina and Japan. The British rivals start their campaigns against each other on Sunday 9 June in Nice (5pm BST, live on BBC One).

This weekend’s Women’s World Cup fixtures:

  • Friday 7 June: France vs. South Korea (8pm, BBC One) 
  • Saturday 8 June: Germany vs. China (2pm, BBC One); Spain vs. South Africa (5pm, BBC Red Button and online); Norway vs. Nigeria (8pm, BBC Red Button and online) 
  • Sunday 9 June: Australia vs. Italy (12pm, BBC Red Button and online); Brazil vs. Jamaica (2.30pm, BBC Red Button and online); England vs. Scotland (5pm, BBC One and BBC ALBA)

Group D: England, Scotland, Argentina, Japan

England fixtures and TV guide
  • Sunday 9 June: England vs. Scotland (Nice; 5pm; BBC One and BBC ALBA)   
  • Friday 14 June: England vs. Argentina (Le Havre; 8pm; BBC One) 
  • Wednesday 19 June: Japan vs. England (Nice; 8pm; BBC One)
Scotland fixtures and TV guide
  • Sunday 9 June: England vs. Scotland (Nice; 5pm; BBC One and BBC ALBA)   
  • Friday 14 June: Japan vs. Scotland (Rennes; 2pm; BBC One and BBC ALBA) 
  • Wednesday 19 June: Scotland vs. Argentina (Paris; 8pm; BBC Four and BBC ALBA)
England squad
  • Head coach: Phil Neville 
  • Captain: Steph Houghton
  • Goalkeepers: Karen Bardsley (Man City), Mary Earps (Wolfsburg), Carly Telford (Chelsea) 
  • Defenders: Millie Bright (Chelsea), Lucy Bronze (Lyon), Rachel Daly (Houston Dash), Alex Greenwood (Man Utd), Steph Houghton (Man City, captain), Abbie McManus (Man City), Demi Stokes (Man City) Leah Williamson (Arsenal) 
  • Midfielders: Karen Carney (Chelsea), Jade Moore (Reading), Jill Scott (Man City), Lucy Staniforth (Birmingham City), Georgia Stanway (Man City), Keira Walsh (Man City) 
  • Forwards: Toni Duggan (Barcelona) Fran Kirby (Chelsea), Beth Mead (Arsenal), Nikita Parris (Man City), Jodie Taylor (Seattle Reign), Ellen White (Birmingham City)
  • How to follow on Twitter: @Lionesses #ENG 
Scotland squad
  • Head coach: Shelley Kerr 
  • Captain: Rachel Corsie
  • Goalkeepers: Lee Alexander (Glasgow City), Jenna Fife (Hibernian), Shannon Lynn (Vittsjo GIK) 
  • Defenders: Chloe Arthur (Birmingham City), Jennifer Beattie (Manchester City), Rachel Corsie (Utah Royals, captain), Nicola Docherty (Glasgow City), Sophie Howard (Reading), Hayley Lauder (Glasgow City), Joelle Murray (Hibernian), Kirsty Smith (Manchester United) 
  • Midfielders: Lizzie Arnot (Manchester United), Leanne Crichton (Glasgow City), Kim Little (Arsenal), Jo Love (Glasgow City), Christie Murray (Liverpool), Caroline Weir (Manchester City) 
  • Forwards: Fiona Brown (FC Rosengard), Lana Clelland (Fiorentina), Erin Cuthbert (Chelsea), Claire Emslie (Manchester City), Lisa Evans (Arsenal), Jane Ross (West Ham)
  • How to follow on Twitter: @ScotlandNT #SCO #SWNT

Women’s World Cup groups and key dates

World Cup groups
  • Group A: France, South Korea, Norway, Nigeria 
  • Group B: Germany, China, Spain, South Africa 
  • Group C: Australia, Italy, Brazil, Jamaica 
  • Group D: England, Scotland, Argentina, Japan 
  • Group E: Canada, Cameroon, New Zealand, Netherlands 
  • Group F: USA, Thailand, Chile, Sweden
How to watch on TV in the UK

BBC Sport will show live coverage of the Women’s World Cup from France across its TV, radio and digital platforms.

Where are matches taking place?
  • Parc des Princes, Paris 
  • Stade Auguste-Delaune, Reims 
  • Stade des Alpes, Grenoble 
  • Roazhon Park, Rennes 
  • Stade du Hainaut, Valenciennes 
  • Stade de la Mosson, Montpellier 
  • Allianz Riviera, Nice 
  • Stade Oceane, Le Havre 
  • Parc Olympique Lyonnais, Lyon
Key dates
  • 7 June: opening match between France and South Korea (8pm, BBC One) 
  • 20 June: final group fixtures 
  • 22-25 June: round of 16 
  • 27-29 June: quarter-finals 
  • 2-3 July: semi-finals 
  • 7 July: Women’s World Cup final
  • For the full fixture list see fifa.com
Where is the final being held?

The 2019 Fifa Women’s World Cup final will take place at the Stade de Lyon in Lyon on Sunday 7 July. The final kicks off at 4pm (BST) and is live on BBC One.

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