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Sixteen teams from across the world will compete in Liverpool for netball’s ultimate prize at the Netball World Cup 2019. The teams will be selected through both International Netball Federation (INF) world rankings and regional qualifying tournaments, with the final list of teams to be confirmed in September 2018.

As host nation England have automatically qualified for the tournament. They will be joined in Liverpool by Northern Ireland and Scotland who qualified form the Regional Qualifier – Europe in January 2018 and Samoa and Fiji who qualified from the Regional Qualifier – Oceania in April 2018.

Automatic qualification

Six teams will qualify automatically for the World Cup: England (as host nation) and the top five teams by INF world ranking, as of 1 July 2018. If England are in the top five, the sixth ranked team will also qualify automatically.

The teams that have automatically qualified for the Netball World Cup 2019 will be announced in July 2018.

Regional Qualifier events

Five Regional Qualifier events will take place throughout 2018, with two teams qualifying from each of the INF regions – Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceania, to make up the remaining 10 teams contesting the World Cup.


Qualified teams: Northern Ireland and Scotland


17-21 April 2018

Auckland, New Zealand

Qualified teams:  Fiji and Samoa


August 2018

Venue and teams to be announced.


August/September 2018


Teams to be announced.


6-12 September 2018


Teams to be announced.

To view the current world rankings and for further information about the INF ranking system click here.