A look ahead to the Women's World Cup 2019

Posted 7th December 2018


Opta looks ahead to the Women's World Cup in France 

The draw for the Women’s World Cup took place on Saturday December 8th, seeing 24 teams enter the competition, each looking to take home the trophy next summer in France. With the tournament fast approaching, Opta’s extensive editorial content and unparalleled data offerings provide the opportunity to cover the tournament like never before, as well as supporting brands activate their sponsorships.

See some examples of our coverage of Women's football around the world below. 


A review of the 2015 World Cup

The 2015 World Cup saw the USA land their third title and Opta’s unique analysis of the competition showed that their conversion rate of 15% was better than any other team to advance past the second round. When the pressure was on, the Americans kept their cool better than any other side.

Other nations shone in Canada, though, with Japan supplying the four most frequent passers in Yuki Nagasato, Aya Miyama, Rumi Utsagi and Mizuho Sakaguchi, with Miyama creating more goalscoring chances than any other player in the tournament (25).

Player of the tournament was the USA’s Carli Lloyd, scorer of a memorable hat-trick in the final against Japan (the first hat-trick in a World Cup final since Geoff Hurst’s for the England men’s team in 1966). Lloyd’s output in Canada was prodigious, scoring six times in seven games and assisting three more, while also making 18 tackles. Lloyd now has more than 100 international goals and shows no sign of slowing down. Can she make a similar impact in France in 2019?

Women's World Cup 2019 Groups
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