The 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup
The 2018 FIFA World Cup is in full swing. Upsets, heartbreaks, triumphs, exultation it’s all there for the fans and the players alike. The Quarter Finals are looming over us and the ones who have managed to propel themselves into the round of 8 are preparing their match strategies in anticipation of the challenges ahead.
It has been a great time for sports betting too. Both the online and the physical betting establishments have seen quite a fine turnout and enthusiastic participation. After all sports betting is quite a popular phenomenon and it really comes to a peak with a major tournament in the works – like the football World Cup. If you are a novice in this field, you can easily check out some really cool free bets that can help you test the waters before taking the plunge.
While all this is happening in Russia, there’s something that’s stirring-up in France too. That country is gearing up for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup. It will be the eighth edition of a tournament that is gaining popularity fast. There’s of course a lot of action going around till that time, but the World Cup is certainly going to be the grandest one. Preparations are in full swing for a grand spectacle and both players and organizers are gearing up to give it their best shot.
The journey to this World Cup had begun long ago in 2014. That’s when the bidding began, and five countries had forwarded their interests to FIFA to host the event. Later that year the number had finally been brought down to two with just France and South Korea still in the race. It was in March 2015 that France officially won the bid and the course was set for the tournament to move there.
“Ettie” is the official mascot of this tournament and it was unveiled just recently in May 2018. It first made its public appearance in front of the timeless Eiffel Tower and has been described by FIFA to be “a young chicken with a passion for life and football”. That’s quite a transformation from the normal everyday chickens we see around us!
Now, France is a great country to travel to in general as well. Some of the matches will be played in cities that are steeped both in history and beauty. So, for anyone who cares, time between matches can be easily spent by visiting the tourist sites and beautiful natural attractions. Lyon, Paris, Nice, Montpellier, Rennes, Le Havre, Valenciennes, Reims, Grenoble are the locations for the matches. Each a masterpiece in its own right.
It has turned out to be a good two years – this one and the next, for the ardent football fan and one should definitely try to catch the extravaganza in France next year. Coupled with some great football and the exquisiteness of the French air, it really does promise to be an experience that one would remember for years to come.