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UEFA play-off final : 22 November 2014

22 November 2014
22 November 2014 22 Nov - Women's World Cup, UEFA play-off final
Referee: Teodora Albon (ROU) Stadium: Ado den Haag, Den Haag (NED)
12/02/2015 14:49:55

UEFA play-off final : 27 November 2014

27 November 2014
27 November 2014 27 Nov - Women's World Cup, UEFA play-off final
Aggregate: 2-3 (agg: 2-3)
Referee: Bibiana Steinhaus (GER) Stadium: Marc'Antonio Bentegodi, Verona (ITA)
06/07/2016 14:38:01

Last updated: 13/07/2015 22:58 CET




Group stage

Knockout phase


Road to the final

European qualifying for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup comprises two group stages and a play-off round. France qualifying automatically as hosts.

Preliminary round
The 16 lower-ranked nations are drawn into two four-team mini-tournaments played from 6 to 11 April 2017. Each mini-tournament is staged by one of the countries and each team plays one another once with the group winners and the runner-up with the best record against the sides first and third in their section progressing.

Group stage
Those five teams join the remaining 30 entrants in seven groups of five nations drawn on 25 April 2017 and played from 11 September 2017 to 4 September 2018 on a home-and-away basis. The seven group winners qualify for the finals. The four runners-up with the best record against the sides first, third and fourth in their groups go into the play-offs for the remaining UEFA berths in France.

The four contenders are drawn into two ties played over two legs in October 2018. The two winners then meet in November 2018 to decide the final qualifiers.

Twenty-four teams, including France the other eight European qualifiers, will compete in the finals in from 7 June–7 July 2019. There will be six groups of four teams with the top two plus the four best third-placed teams progressing to the knockout phase.

Further details, including the criteria for separating teams that finish level on points in a group, or after extra time in a match, can be found in the official competition regulations.