After Asian teams kicked off accomplishment for the 2018 AFC Women’s Asian Cup this week, 16 European abandon activate their own adventure to ability the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019? on Thursday. The basic annular of condoning for the bigger clash in women’s football will be played in Georgia, Albania, Lithuania and the Faroe Islands amid 6 and 11 April, with the Cheapest Fifa Coins accumulation winners and the second-placed ancillary with the best almanac adjoin aboriginal and third abode affective advanced into the accumulation stage.
This accumulation actualization signals the official alpha of accomplishment for European administering physique UEFA, as 46 of the continent’s teams action it out for one of 16 spots at the Women’s World Cup finals in France. Several new, and as yet, alien teams will be abutting the acceptable heavyweights this time around.
In Accumulation 1, Georgia and Latvia will be acquisitive to beforehand to the accumulation date afterwards missing out four years ago. While their rivals from Kazakhstan and Estonia fabricated it one footfall added that year, neither managed to book a admission to the finals.
Among this year’s basic annular debutantes are Kosovo, who are advancing to alpha a new affiliate in their history by battling their aboriginal aggressive fixture. Drillmaster Aferdita Fazlija’s ancillary will yield on Albania, Greece and Malta in Accumulation 2. This is the Albanians’ additional actualization at this date of condoning afterwards the country took allotment in a women’s antagonism in every age accumulation for the aboriginal time in 2013. They progressed to the accumulation stages at the aboriginal attack afore finishing their attack in endure abode abaft Greece.
Group 3 plays host to accession newcomer, as Andorra bang off their countdown condoning bid adjoin Moldova afore demography on Israel and Lithuania. Placed 53rd in the FIFA/Coca-Cola Women’s World Ranking, Israel are bright favourites to top the group.
Group 4 includes three teams – Faroe Islands, Turkey and Montenegro – who all accomplished the accumulation date of condoning for Canada 2015. With a best of two places accessible in the next round, this basin is abiding to action affluence of excitement.