France 2019: ‘Dare To Shine’

Anticipation continues to build in the countdown to the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup which is set to take center stage in France as the official emblem and slogan of the tournament was launched on Tuesday in Paris.

The event which was live streamed on the FIFA website from the Musee de l’Homme in the French capital had in attendance FIFA President Gianni Infantino, French Football Association (FFF) President Noel Le Graet, and French Sports Minister Laura Flessel.

Speaking at the launch, Infantino said: “It is very important to have France organising this World Cup because it is a great footballing country.”

And Flessel added: “I hope that in the aftermath of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, young girls will be wearing football boots in their thousands.”

The FIFA Women’s World Cup in France will be the 8th edition of the quadrennial tournament and will run from 7 June to 7 July.

The opening game, featuring the hosts, will be played on Friday 7 June at Parc des Princes, Paris, while the Parc Olympique Lyonnais, Lyon will host the semi-finals on 2nd and 3rd of July before the final lights up the same venue on Sunday 7 July.

24 teams from six confederations will ‘dare to shine’ when the 8th FIFA Women’s World Cup comes alive in 2019.

Before then, however, France has the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup to take care of between 5-24 August 2018.