Just a year after the 2018 edition of the men's World Cup final in Russia, the Women's World Cup 2019 has wrapped up in full, having started on June 7, 2019 and ended on July 7, 2019 with the United States claiming their second straight title and fourth overall.

Taking place in France - the first time the country has hosted the tournament and the third time Europe has done so - this summer's competition saw 24 countries compete for the highest football honour.

The reigning champions, the U.S. women's national team, proved to be the strongest side en route to record fourth World Cup, just a year after the U.S. men's national team were unable to even qualify for the World Cup in Russia.

Here is everything you need to know about this summer's competition.

Where is the Women's World Cup 2019 final?

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The final of the 2019 Women's World Cup was held at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais , also know as Groupama Stadium, in Lyon on July 7, 2019. The stadium is France's largest-capacity venue and will be able to hold 59,186 fans.

The venue is the home of Ligue 1 side Lyon and also hosted the 2018 Europa League final, which was won by Atletico Madrid.

The stadium was freshly built in 2013 to replace Lyon's former home of Stade de Gerland and also hosted the 2017 Coupe de la Ligue Final - which marked the first time that the event took place outside of Paris.

Lyon's home ground was one of nine venues hosting the World Cup matches and also hosted semi-final fixtures in addition to the final.

It will also be one of the venues for the 2024 Summer Olympics.

Women's World Cup 2019 format

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This summer's edition of the Women's World Cup featured 24 teams broken into six groups of four teams each.

The winner and runner-up of each group automatically progressed to the round of 16.

The four third-place teams who accumulated the most points also advanced to the knockout stage.

Group stage fixtures began the week of June 7, 2019 .

Women's World Cup 2019 final and third-place match schedule & results

The final and third-place match were confirmed on July 3 after the semi-final matches were completed, with the USWNT taking home the crown and Sweden finishing third.

Women's World Cup 2019 semi-finals schedule & results

The fixtures for the semi-final stage were confirmed on June 29 after all the quarter-final matches were completed.

Women's World Cup 2019 quarter-finals schedule & results

The fixtures for the quarter-final stage were confirmed on June 25 after all the last-16 matches were complete.

Women's World Cup 2019 last 16 schedule & results

The fixtures for the last 16 stage were confirmed on June 20, the final day of the group stage.

World Cup 2019 Group A tables, schedule & results Pos Team GP W D L GD Pts Qualification 1 France (H, Q) 🇫🇷 3 2 0 0 +5 6 Advance to knockouts 2 Norway (Q) 🇳🇴 3 2 0 1 +3 3 Advance to knockouts 3 Nigeria 🇳🇬 (Q) 3 1 0 1 -1 3 Possible knockouts 4 South Korea 🇰🇷 (E) 3 0 0 3 -7 0 Fixtures World Cup 2019 Group B tables, schedule & results Pos Team GP W D L GD Pts Qualification 1 Germany 🇩🇪 (Q) 3 3 0 0 +6 9 Advance to knockouts 2 Spain 🇪🇸 (Q) 3 1 1 1 +1 4 Advance to knockouts 3 China PR 🇨🇳 (Q) 3 1 1 1 0 4 Possible knockouts 4 South Africa 🇿🇦 (E) 3 0 0 3 -7 0 Fixtures World Cup 2019 Group C tables, schedule & results Pos Team GP W D L GD Pts Qualification 1 Italy 🇮🇹(Q) 3 2 0 1 +5 6 Advance to knockouts 2 Australia 🇦🇺(Q) 3 2 0 1 +3 6 Advance to knockouts 3 Brazil 🇧🇷(Q) 3 2 0 1 +3 6 Possible knockouts 4 Jamaica 🇯🇲 (E) 3 0 0 3 -11 0 Fixtures World Cup 2019 Group D tables, schedule & results Pos Team GP W D L GD Pts Qualification 1 England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 (Q) 3 3 0 0 +4 9 Advance to knockouts 2 Japan 🇯🇵 (Q) 3 1 1 1 +1 4 Advance to knockouts 3 Argentina 🇦🇷 (E) 3 0 2 1 -1 2 Possible knockouts 4 Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿(E) 3 0 1 2 -2 1 Fixtures World Cup 2019 Group E tables, schedule & results Pos Team GP W D L GD Pts Qualification 1 Netherlands 🇳🇱 (Q) 3 3 0 0 +4 9 Advance to knockouts 2 Canada 🇨🇦 (Q) 3 2 0 1 +2 6 Advance to knockouts 3 Cameroon 🇨🇲 (Q) 3 1 0 2 -2 3 Possible knockouts 4 New Zealand 🇳🇿 (E) 3 0 0 3 -4 0 Fixtures World Cup 2019 Group F tables, schedule & results Pos Team GP W D L GD Pts Qualification 1 United States 🇺🇸 (Q) 2 2 0 0 +16 6 Advance to knockouts 2 Sweden 🇸🇪 (Q) 2 2 0 0 +6 6 Advance to knockouts 3 Chile 🇨🇱 (E) 2 0 0 2 -5 0 Possible knockouts 4 Thailand 🇹🇭(E) 2 0 0 2 -17 0 Fixtures Women's World Cup 2019 host cities

In 2019, the Women's World Cup will be held in 10 different venues across nine different cities in France, who won the right to host the tournament in March 2015. As hosts, France's national team have automatically qualified for the competition.

Of the 10 venues, seven will stage at least three group stage games. The breakdown of venues and games can be seen in the table below.

Games City Stadium Group stage & Round of 16 Paris Parc des Princes Group stage & Round of 16 Reims Stade Auguste-Delaune Group stage & Round of 16 Grenoble Stade des Alpes Group stage & Round of 16 Rennes Roazhon Park Group stage & Round of 16 Rennes Roazhon Park Group stage & Round of 16 Valenciennes Stade du Hainaut Group stage & Round of 16 Montpellier Stade de la Mosson Group stage & Round of 16 & third place Nice Allianz Riviera Group stage & Round of 16 & Quarter-final Le Havre Stade Oceane Semi-finals & Final Lyon Parc Olympique Lyonnais Women's World Cup 2019 tickets

Packages for the general public were on sale from October 19 2018 to March 7 2019, allowing fans to attend multiple matches in a single city.

Individual tickets for World Cup matches have been on sale from March 7, 2019 and remained available until the end of the competition, or until supplies were sold out.

Tickets were available for purchase directly from the official Women's World Cup 2019 website with fans being able to choose between games sorted by team, city, or price range.

Single match tickets for group stage games were separated by four categories. Opening match games are priced at €13 for Category 4, €24 for Category 3, €35 for Category 2 and €49 for Category 1.

For knockout matches, individual tickets were priced at €13 for Category 4, €24 for Category 3, €35 for Category 2 and €49 for Category 1. Quarter-final tickets are availble for €57 for Category 1, €40 for Category 2, €30 for Category 3 and €15 for Category 4.

Full information on ticket sales for the Women's World Cup was available on FIFA.com .

Who are the favourites to win the Women's World Cup 2019?

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With the competition now complete, the U.S. women's national team are once again champions of the world, having fought off all comers to claim a second straight crown and a fourth overall.

Along the way the USA ousted European powers Spain, France, England and Netherlands, with third-place finisher Sweden having also been beaten by the USA in the group stage, meaning the USWNT will likely remain favourites on the world stage for the next four years.