Women's World Cup 2019: Tournament kicks off in France

The 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup will see fierce competition, but there is still a gap to bridge to the men's game, whose winners receive ten times more prize money.

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    It is not the ideal build-up to one of FIFA's flagship tournaments.

    The biggest women's sporting event in history kicks-off in France on Friday with the host nation playing South Korea in game one of the world cup.

    Interest in women's football is at a new peak.

    Al Jazeera's Lee Wellings reports.


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