FIFA announced on Friday that the 2019 World Cup will be the first time since 1986 that a women’s tournament will feature an international final.
The tournament is expected to attract an estimated 25 million fans across all continents.
This year’s tournament, which kicks off on June 6 in Brazil, will see eight teams compete in the group stage and four in the knockout stages.
The winners will qualify for a quarter-final and semifinal, while the runners-up will qualify from the group stages.
The top three teams in each group will qualify directly to the quarter-finals and semifinals, while runners-ups will face each other in a final.
The top three sides will be guaranteed a place in the World Cup finals, which take place in 2019 in Russia.
FIFA president Gianni Infantino said in a statement that the World Cups final will “make the FIFA World Cup even more unforgettable than it already is.”
Infantio said the finals will feature “a truly international and unique tournament that will have a significant impact on our sporting landscape.”
Infantsino also said that FIFA will host an all-star tournament for fans in 2018 and 2019, to mark the 60th anniversary of the tournament.