46 teams have entered European qualifying for the FIFA Women’s World Cup, France 2019
Forty-six teams will be involved in the European qualifying for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup which will be hosted in France, sixteen of which will be involved in the preliminary round draw on 19 January.
There are 30 byes to the main qualifying, they will be joined in the qualifying group stage by the successfully qualified teams from the Preliminary round. The qualifying group stage draw will take place on 25 April.
Preliminary round (draw 19 January)
The sixteen teams listed below will be drawn into four groups of four. Four teams will be chosen to host these mini-tournaments on 6, 8, 11 April.
The winners and the runners-up with the best record against the sides first and third in their group will progress to the qualifying group stage.
Andorra (World Cup debut)
Kosovo (competitive debut)
Qualifying group stage (draw 25 April)
The 30 Automatic entrants in coefficient order
Republic of Ireland
Bosnia and Herzegovina
* – plus the five teams tbc who advance from preliminary round.
These 35 teams will be drawn into seven groups of five. The winners of the seven groups will qualify and join France at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup. The four runners-up with the best record against the teams first, third and fourth in their groups will progress to the play-offs – the play-offs consist of two rounds of two-legged knockout ties in October and November 2018 to decide Europe’s last qualifier.