FIFA and the Local Organising Committee (LOC) of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup France 2018 and the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 are delighted to welcome the SNCF on board as an Official National Supporter of the two tournaments.
Noel Le Graet, President of the French Football Federation (FFF) and the LOC, signed the deal with Mathias Vicherat, Deputy General Director of the SNCF Group, at the FFF head office in Paris.
In entering into the collaboration, the SNCF Group, which is also the Official National Rail Transporter for both tournaments, has shown its commitment to accessibility, a value it shares with FIFA. As the second National Supporter of the two tournaments, the SNCF will connect the Host Cities with each other and the rest of the country, enabling football fans to enjoy one of the most festive and inclusive FIFA Women’s World Cups to date, starting with their journeys to the matches.
“The FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup 2018 and the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 will bring the best female football players to France for what is guaranteed to be a true celebration of the game across the country,” said FIFA Chief Commercial Officer Philippe Le Floc’h.
The first of the tournaments that the SNCF will join as a National Supporter is the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany from 5-24 August 2018. The 16 teams qualified for the tournament will take part in 32 matches staged in four Host Cities: Concarneau, Dinan-Lehon, Saint-Malo and Vannes, which will also host the Opening Match, the Semi-finals and the Final.
Next year will see the SNCF give its support to the eighth FIFA Women’s World Cup. From 7 June to 7 July, the 24 teams qualified for the competition will play 52 matches in nine Host Cities.