Women' World Cup 2019: Nearly one million tickets sold as France set to open competition

Women' World Cup 2019- Nearly one million tickets sold as France set to open competition

Women' World Cup 2019: Nearly one million tickets sold as France set to open competition 

The eighth Women's World Cup starts in France on Friday with almost a million tickets sold for the competition. 

Britain and Scotland are among the 24 groups partaking and will confront each other in their first match in Group D in Nice on Sunday (17:00 BST). 

Hosts France will meet South Korea at a sold-out Parc des Princes in Friday's opening game in Paris (20:00). 

Protecting heroes the United States get their battle going against Thailand on Tuesday, 11 June. 

Six gatherings of four groups will vie for the 16 puts in the knockout stage, making a course for the last on Sunday, 7 July in Lyon. 

VAR, the video collaborator official framework, will be utilized in the competition out of the blue, while the £24m granted to partaking groups in 2019 is twofold the measure of 2015, though far shy of the £315m prize pot at the 2018's men's World Cup. 

An aggregate of 950,000 tickets have been sold so far for the month-long competition. 

Who are the top choices? 

The United States and France begin the competition as the slight top choices, in front of double cross victors Germany and England, who are positioned third on the planet. 

European victors the Netherlands, 2011 champs Japan and 2016's Olympic silver-decoration victors Sweden are among the other solid contenders, just as Canada and Australia, who are positioned fifth and 6th on the planet separately. 

The Americans are offering to win the title for a record fourth time, while France are intending to turn out to be just the second host country to lift the trophy, after the USA's triumph on home soil in 1999. 

Scotland are among four countries making their introductions at the competition, alongside pariahs Chile, Jamaica and South Africa. 

Who are the headliners to watch? 

USA forward Alex Morgan and Australia's Sam Kerr - the record goalscorer in America's expert group - are among the stars expected to sparkle on the worldwide stage. 

Britain will trust that their skipper Steph Houghton, appropriate back Lucy Bronze and the Football Writers' Association's Player of the Year, winger Nikita Parris, can sparkle, while youthful Chelsea midfielder Erin Cuthbert has been tipped to appreciate a leap forward competition for Scotland. 

Brazil's six-time World Player of the Year Marta will look add to her unequaled record of 15 objectives at Women's World Cups, while transcending focus back Wendie Renard is one of three France players who have won the Women's Champions League multiple times since 2011. 

Spain's Jennifer Hermoso touches base at the competition in the wake of aiding Atletico Madrid pip Barcelona to win their household association title, while the Netherlands and Arsenal striker Vivianne Miedema won the Golden Boot in England's top division last season. 

Be that as it may, the debut Women's Ballon d'Or victor, Norway's Ada Hegerberg, won't be at the occasion, not exactly a month after she scored a cap trap in the Champions League last. 

The Lyon striker, who was casted a ballot by fans as the BBC's Women's Footballer of the Year for 2019, is standing firm against what she feels to be an absence of regard for female players in her nation. 

What are home countries' odds? 

Britain completed third at the 2015 competition in Canada and are expecting to win their first real competition, under the administration of their head mentor, the previous England, Manchester United and Everton full-back Phil Neville. 

Shelley Kerr's Scotland, positioned twentieth on the planet, have equipped for the finals out of the blue. 

The two neighbors comparably met in their opening match of the 2017 European Championships, which saw the Lionesses win 6-0 and proceed to achieve the last four. 

Be that as it may, from that point forward Scotland's players have started preparing on a full-time, proficient premise and they have invited back various stars who missed Euro 2017 through damage, including playmaker Kim Little and her Arsenal colleague, focus back Jen Beattie. 

Different groups in Group D are Argentina and 2015's sprinters up, Japan, with two groups from each gathering ensured to fit the bill for the last 16, just as the best four of the six third-set sides. 

Where are the amusements being held in France? 

There are nine arenas facilitating matches in nine distinct urban areas crosswise over France, including the capital Paris, which will organize Friday's opening service before the main game. 

Both the semi-finals and last will be played at the Stade de Lyon in the south-east of the nation. 

It is the biggest of the nine arenas included, while Grenoble's Stade des Alpes - which will have five matches - is the littlest, with a limit of 20,068. 

The nine scenes are: 

Parc des Princes, Paris 

Stade Auguste-Delaune, Reims 

Stade des Alpes, Grenoble 

Roazhon Park, Rennes 

Stade du Hainaut, Valenciennes 

Stade de la Mosson, Montpellier 

Stade de Nice, Nice 

Stade Oceane, Le Havre 

Stade de Lyon, Lyon 

The opening match, alongside the semi-finals and last, were sold out inside 48 hours of going on general deal. 

What amount of expectation is there in France? 

Coordinators have been reprimanded for an apparent absence of noticeable advancement for the competition around Paris, in the midst of the peak to the continuous French Open tennis thousand hammer competition in the capital. 

Reacting to inquiries regarding endeavors to bring issues to light of the opening game, Erwan Le Prevost, the CEO of the World Cup's Local Organizing Committee, stated: "It depends what you are anticipating from blurbs. 

"The principle point is to fill the arenas and to have the greatest TV crowd conceivable. Three of the seven matches that will be played here [in Paris] are sold out. 

"As opposed to covering a gigantic city, we liked to concentrate on two spots, the Parc des Princes and the Chatelet area of Paris." 

Jean-Francois Pathy, chief of promoting administrations at Fifa, included: "obviously we can improve however it's a gigantic improvement from where we were previously." 

Altogether, 950,000 tickets have been sold up until this point, as per Le Prevost, who included: "On [Wednesday] we sold 6,500 tickets in only one day." 

Lyon's 57,900-limit arena has sold out for every one of the matches it is organizing at the finish of the competition. 

Step by step instructions to pursue, watch and tune in to the diversions over the BBC 

BBC Sport will give broad inclusion of the competition crosswise over TV, radio, on the web and the BBC Sport application, with live inclusion of each match from the gathering stages entirely through to the last. 

The opening installation will be appeared on BBC One from Paris, with England and Scotland's gathering on Sunday among different amusements that will be appeared on BBC One. 

The last is likewise being appeared on BBC One from 16:00 BST on Sunday, 7 July.

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