The 2019 World Cup in France opens June 7 with many intriguing storylines.

Will powerhouse and defending champion United States win a fourth trophy?

Can host France repeat what their men's team did in 1998 and win the World Cup on home soil?

Can Spain's young team make a splash? How will England rebound from its heartbreaking exit four years ago?

Will Brazilian star Marta, a five-time World Player of the Year, finally win the one trophy that eludes her?

Here is a look at the 24 World Cup teams, divided into six groups for the opening three-game round-robin stage.

The top two teams in each group advance to the knockout Round of 16, along with the next four-highest teams based on point totals (3 points for win, 1 point for tie, 0 points for loss).

(FIFA world rankings with team names, all times Eastern)

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