The FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 Draw took place at the La Seine Musicale, near Paris on Saturday evening in the presence of stars from the present and past, besides many dignitaries from the football world.
Ex-Manchester United striker Louis Saha and former England star Alex Scott conducted the draw, while France’s World Cup-winning manager Didier Deschamps, 2007 Ballon D’Or winner Kaká, Paralympic champion Marie Bochet, former United States international Cindy Parlow Cone, former Ghana star Michael Essien, Japan legend Aya Miyama and former Germany international Steffi Jones acted as the draw assistants of the ceremony presented by CNN’s Amanda Davies and French tv host Denis Brogniart.
The 24 qualified teams were allocated to four seeding pots of six teams each ahead of the draw, in accordance with their position in the latest FIFA Women’s World Ranking.
The draw regulations automatically put tournament hosts France to Position 1 in Group A, which will also feature Korea Republic, Norway and Nigeria.
Two-time FIFA Women’s World Cup winner Germany are set to take on China PR, Spain and South Africa in Group B, while Group C will consist of Australia, Italy, Brazil and debutants Jamaica.
Group D has set up a “Battle of Great Britain” between England and Scotland, while Argentina and Japan complete the group.
Canada, Cameroon, New Zealand and Netherlands will clash in Group E, while defending champions USA will face Thailand, Chile and Sweden in Group F.
FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 – Groups
France, Korea Republic, Norway, Nigeria
Germany, China PR, Spain, South Africa
Australia, Italy, Brazil, Jamaica
England, Scotland, Argentina, Japan
Canada, Cameroon, New Zealand, Netherlands
USA, Thailand, Chile, Sweden
FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 – Host Cities & Stadiums
• Grenoble – Stade des Alpes
• Le Havre – Stade Océane
• Lyon – Stade de Lyon
• Montpellier – Stade de la Mosson
• Nice – Stade de Nice
• Paris – Parc des Princes
• Reims – Stade Auguste-Delaune
• Rennes – Roazhon Park
• Valenciennes – Stade du Hainaut
France will take on Korea Republic in the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 opening match at the Parc des Princes in Paris on June 7, 2019. The final will be held at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais in Lyon on July 7, 2019.
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