Reasons to Stay Glued to the Women's World Cup
We're right in the thick of it. The Women's World Cup 2019 is in full swing and it seems like everyone is talking about it. During a time where campaigns like Me Too, and Times Up are constantly in headlines, women's sports seems to be a topic of conversation we're all turning to. If you're not sure whether to watch the action during this year's Women's World Cup, I'll convince you otherwise. Women's sports are just as exhilarating as men's and there are a few reasons why! Read on to find out why we should all be glued to the Women's World Cup.
Strong Contenders- The US may be the favorite to win the title again this year but there are plenty of other teams strong enough to take the crown. Two-time champions Germany are strong contenders once again while France, being the host country, could become world champions on home soil. Other major countries to keep an eye on include Japan, England, and Brazil.
The Prize has Doubled- After winning in 2015, the USA team received $2 million—nowhere near the $35 million won by the men's champions. The prize money for 2019 has doubled, with FIFA announcing that the winners will bank $4 million and that the overall prize fund has been raised from $15 million in 2015 to $30 million.
The Venues- The tournament will take place across nine host cities: Grenoble, Le Havre, Lyon, Montpellier, Nice, Paris, Reims, Rennes, and Valenciennes. The first match was played in Parc des Princes in Paris on 7 June, while the semifinals and final will be played in Lyon, home of the French women's champions and Champions League winners Olympique Lyonnais, on 2, 3 and 7 July. So exciting!
So will you stay tuned to the Women's World Cup 2019?