Women’s football was implored to ‘DARE TO SHINE‘ as the next step in the countdown to the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™ took place in Paris on Tuesday, with the launch of the tournament’s official emblem and slogan.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino, French Football Association (FFF) President Noel Le Graet, and French Sports Minister Laura Flessel attended the event, as well as FIFA’s Head of Women’s Football Sarai Bareman, which took place in the beautiful Musee de l’Homme in the centre of the French capital.“I think it will the best Women’s World Cup in the history of FIFA,” President Infantino told the gathered media and figures from the footballing world, including members of the French national team, fresh from a 3-1 win over Spain the night before. “I think it will be magnificent. France is a great football nation for both men and women.”
The tournament, which will run from 7 June – 7 July 2019, will kick off in the Parc des Princes, Paris, featuring the hosts France. The 24 teams will then be whittled down to the final four, with the semi-finals and final taking place in Lyon on 2/3 July and 7 July respectively.
“I hope that in the aftermath of the 2019 World Cup, young girls will be wearing football boots in their thousands,” Flessel said.