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Women's World Cup play-off draw

The Netherlands and Denmark will replay the UEFA Women's EURO 2017 final while Belgium face Switzerland after the draw was made in Nyon.
Women's World Cup play-off draw
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Women's World Cup play-off draw

The Netherlands and Denmark will replay the UEFA Women's EURO 2017 final while Belgium face Switzerland after the draw was made in Nyon.

The Netherlands and Denmark will replay the UEFA Women's EURO 2017 final in the last four of the FIFA Women's World Cup play-offs while Belgium face Switzerland after the draw was made in Nyon.

Semi-final draw (5 & 9 October)

Netherlands v Denmark
Belgium v Switzerland

  • The four qualifying group runners-up with the best record against the sides first, third and fourth in their section enter the play-offs for Europe's last berth in the finals.
  • There were two seeded teams in the Netherlands and Switzerland, the two highest contenders on the UEFA Women's National Team Coefficients.
  • The balls containing the names of the two seeded teams were placed in one bowl and the balls containing the names of the two unseeded teams were placed in another bowl.
  • A ball was taken from each bowl and placed in an empty bowl in the middle, where they were shuffled. The first team drawn will play their first match at home, against the second team drawn.
  • The same procedure was applied to the remaining balls in the two bowls to determine the second tie.

Final draw (two legs, 5–13 November)

Netherlands/Denmark v Belgium/Switzerland
  • The balls containing the names Winner tie 1 and Winner tie 2 were placed in a bowl where they were shuffled. The first team drawn will play their first match at home, against the second team drawn.

Already qualified: France (hosts), England, Germany, Norway, Italy, Scotland, Spain, Sweden
Finals draw: 8 December 2018, Paris
Finals: 7 June–7 July 2019, France

Related information

Team profiles

https://www.stg.infra.uefa.comhttps://www.uefa.com/womensworldcup/season=2019/draws/round=2000872/index.html

Road to the final

European qualifying for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup comprises two group stages and a play-off round. France qualifying automatically as hosts.

Preliminary round
The 16 lower-ranked nations are drawn into two four-team mini-tournaments played from 6 to 11 April 2017. Each mini-tournament is staged by one of the countries and each team plays one another once with the group winners and the runner-up with the best record against the sides first and third in their section progressing.

Group stage
Those five teams join the remaining 30 entrants in seven groups of five nations drawn on 25 April 2017 and played from 11 September 2017 to 4 September 2018 on a home-and-away basis. The seven group winners qualify for the finals. The four runners-up with the best record against the sides first, third and fourth in their groups go into the play-offs for the remaining UEFA berths in France.

Play-offs
The four contenders are drawn into two ties played over two legs in October 2018. The two winners then meet in November 2018 to decide the final qualifiers.

Finals
Twenty-four teams, including France the other eight European qualifiers, will compete in the finals in the summer of 2019. There will be six groups of four teams with the top two plus the four best third-placed teams progressing to the knockout phase.

Further details, including the criteria for separating teams that finish level on points in a group, or after extra time in a match, can be found in the official competition regulations.