This year is another World Cup year but this time the ladies will take the Center stage. The tournament will take place between June 26- July 16 and it will be held in Germany, the defending Euro and world Champions and the only nation who have won both tournaments.
Sixteen teams will compete at the World Cup finals. Two-time defending world champions Germany have automatically qualified as the host nation. Other national teams began qualification in their continental confederations in 2009 and 2010.
The qualified teams:
† - qualified via a play-off against Italy