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France to host 2019 Women's World Cup

France will host the event for the first time ever.

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The 2019 Women's World Cup is going to France. FIFA awarded the tournament to the European country on Friday over South Korea, the only other bidder.

Both France and South Korea put forth bids that would see the entire tournament hosted on natural grass. After the controversy surrounding the 2015 World Cup in Canada played on turf, the guarantee of grass will be good news to the players.

The Women's World Cup will be the second major tournament in four years for France. They are also hosting Euro 2016 and between their excellent stadium infrastructure from Ligue 1, as well as the upgrades being made for the Euros, the World Cup in 2019 should be played in some excellent venues.

Women's soccer has seen a surge in popularity in France of late. Probably not coincidentally, France has also emerged as one of the best teams in the world. But with clubs investing in their women's teams, the FA committing more resources to women's soccer and more media coverage than ever before, the sport is growing and if that continues, the support in 2019 should be phenomenal.