France 2019: Nine World Cup host cities confirmed

Rachael Ugiagbe

The Executive Committee of the French Football Federation (FFF) has selected the nine cities that will play host to the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France.

The host cites include; Grenoble, Le Havre, Lyon, Montpelier, Nice, Paris, Reims, Rennes and Valenciennes.

Speaking after the announcement of the host cities, president of the FFF Noël Le Graët stated the country is proud to be organising the eighth Women’s World Cup finals, of which he is convinced the event will be a huge success.

“It wasn’t an easy choice, as all of the dossiers presented by the candidate cities were of a high quality,” Le Graët said on FIFA’s official website.

“We are proud to be organising the eighth FIFA Women’s World Cup, which will bring together 24 countries and attract many foreign visitors. This event will mobilise our cities, our regions, amateur and professional clubs and the people of France.

“Women’s football is on the rise, especially in France. I am convinced that the tournament will be a huge success, both from a sporting perspective and with the public.”

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