Graphic shows winners and finalists of the FIFA Women’s World Cup.
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FIFA Women’s World Cup past winners and finalists

By Chris Dinsdale

June 7, 2019 - July 7, 2019 - The FIFA Women’s World Cup takes place in France, with 24 teams competing to be crowned World Champions. Since the first FIFA Women’s World Cup in 1991, four different national teams have claimed the trophy. The Americans have their sights set on a record-extending fourth victory after vanquishing Japan in the 2015 final.

Host nation France will open the tournament against South Korea in Paris on June 7. Reigning champions United States begin their campaign against Thailand, while England and Scotland kick off Group D -- which also includes 2015 finalists Japan -- in a highly anticipated contest.

Since the first Women’s World Cup in 1991, there have have been seven tournaments; the United States is aiming to lift the trophy for a record-extending fourth time in France after victories in 1991, 1999 and 2015. Three other nations have been crowned World Champions: Germany (2003, 2007), Norway (1995) and Japan (2011).

A total of 52 matches will be played at 9 venues over four weeks, with the final taking place at Parc Olympique Lyonnais in Lyon on July 7.

PUBLISHED: 09/05/2019; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images
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