2019 Women’s World Football Cup

The excitement is building for the next major event in the international football calendar. From the 7 June until 7 July 2019, twenty-four national teams, including France as the host nation, will compete to win the Women’s World Football Cup in 52 matches across nine host cities: Paris, Reims, Valenciennes, Lyon, Rennes, Grenoble, Montpellier, Nice and Le Havre, right here in Normandy.

Seven games in Le Havre!

Le Havre’s brillantly bright blue Stade Océane will be hosting the following matches:

- Group Stage Matches on Saturday 8, Tuesday, 11, Friday 14, Monday 17 and Thursday 20 June

- Second round match on Sunday 23 June

- Quarter final on Thursday 27 June

Opened in 2012, the Stade Océane is state-of-the-art with a 25,000 seating capacity and is the home ground to second division le Havre AC. As one of the new generation of green stadiums, le Stade Océane provides all its own energy from the solar panelled roof and uses recycled water to keep the pitch in pristine condition.

Le Havre, a football city

Le Havre played a key role as one of the very first French football clubs. In 1872 a group of British residents set up the very first club, Le Havre Athlétique, which played a cross between football and rugby: association football, called "combination". Le Havre AC club has been known since this time as 'les ciel et marine', which translates as 'the sky and navy blues'. These colours were chosen for the club’s strip by the English founders as they draw on the colours where they had studied at the universities of Oxford and Cambridge and are a reminder of the light and dark blue of the varsity colours.

Another quirky fact is that the anthem of the club is played to the melody of "God Save the Queen" to mark the English origins of the club. Coming back to the present day, Le Havre AC’s academy has produced an impressive list of international players, including Paul Pogba, Ibrahim Ba, Jean-Alain Boumsong, Vikash Dhorasoo, Lassana Diarra and Steve Mandanda.

Spend a night in the stadium!

Unique in France! 20 luxury rooms have just been added to Le Havre’s football stadium, located at the entrance of the city. 1872 Stadium Hotel is the perfect retreat to relax and enjoy great views of the games during your stay. The hotel also boasts a fitness centre and has direct access to the conference and meeting rooms.

Tickets and programme

Tickets are now on sale on the event's official website and the final draw to see which teams will be playing in which French city will be on 8th December 2018. Le Havre is a lively port city and is a great spot for football fans to spend a fun weekend away with the family or to take a relaxing short break by the seaside before the summer hols!


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