Excitement continues to grow around the eighth edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup™, which will be held in France next year, and today the match schedule for the tournament was presented to the Organising Committee for FIFA Competitions in Zurich. The FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™ will take place from 7 June to 

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March 14 – Alexey Sorokin tells INSIDER that FIFA is satisfied with progress across the project as World Cup organisers prepare for a big week of events in their tournament preparations. The LOC will next week unveil its strategic vision, first logo and welcome a FIFA delegation for a host cities seminar. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.

March 6 – FIFA confirms to INSIDER that Jerome Valcke will travel to Brazil next week for a check-up on 2014 World Cup progress after making an extraordinary apology to Dilma Rousseff’s government for saying tournament organisers needed a “kick up the backside” to accelerate preparations. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.

April 22 – INSIDER has learned that Hassan al-Thawadi, CEO of Qatar’s successful bid to host the 2022 World Cup, has been made secretary-general of the tournament’s supreme council, the body that will oversee its local organising committee, whilst bid chairman, Shiekh Mohammed bin al-Thani is set to take a leading role on its LOC. INSIDER’s James Corbett reports.