The Road to France Team Qualifications

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The 2019 Women's World Cup qualification process will decide 23 of the 24 teams which will play in the 2019 Women's World Cup tournament, with the hosts France qualifying automatically. It will be the eighth Women's World Cup, the quadrennial international women's football world championship tournament. The tournament will be the third to be hosted in Europe, after the 1995 Women's World Cup in Sweden and the 2011 Women's World Cup in Germany.

AFRICA

The 2018 CAF African Women's Cup of Nations will take place between 17 November and 1 December in Ghana. The winner, runner-up and third-place side will qualify for the FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019.

ASIA

The 2018 AFC Asian Women's Cup took place in Jordan, where China PR, Thailand, Australia and Japan reached the semi-finals and sealed their spots at the FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019. In the match for fifth place, Korea Republic secured the continent's fifth and final qualifying berth.

EUROPE

After the first qualifying round (6-11 April 2017), the remaining 35 teams are divided into seven groups of five. The top teams in each group directly qualify for the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019. The top four best second-placed teams will enter a playoff round, featuring two-legged semi-finals and final to determine the eighth qualifier.

Italy and Spain are the first two teams from Europe to qualify after hosts France.

NORTH AND CENTRAL AMERICA, AND CARIBBEAN

The winner of the CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup 2018, which takes place between 4 and 17 October 2018, the runners-up and third place side will automatically qualify for the FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019. The fourth-placed side will face the the third-placed side from CONMEBOL for a place in France.

OCEANIA

After the preliminary round (25-31 August), eight nations will compete in the OFC Women's Nations Cup from 18 November to 1 December 2018 in New Caledonia. The winner will qualify for France 2019.

SOUTH AMERICA

The Copa America Femenina 2018 was held between 4-22 April in Chile. Brazil and Chile finished top-two to qualify for France 2019, while third-placed Argentina will meet the fourth-placed side of CONCACAF in a play-off late in 2018.

TEAMS ALREADY QUALIFIED:

  • Australia
  • China PR
  • Japan
  • Korea Republic
  • Thailand
  • France
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Brazil 
  • Chile
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