United States drawn to face Thailand Chile Sweden in Women's World Cup

Postado Dezembro 09, 2018

And England has been drawn into a competitively and geographically interesting group: The bronze medalists from four years ago are with 2015 runners-up Japan as well as neighbors and World Cup debutants Scotland.

France will play South Korea in the opening match of the World Cup at the Parc des Princes in Paris on June 7.

The tournament begins on June 7 next year in France.

The first match for the Chaba Kaew will be against the Americans, on June 11 - 3am on June 12, Thailand time.

The old global rivals will play each other in Nice on June 9, 2019, with the sides having previously met at Euro 2017, where the Lionesses were 6-0 winners.

France, who have never gone past the semifinals, will also face 1995 champions Norway and Nigeria in Group A of the eighth edition of the tournament.

Germany, the only country besides Norway, the USA and Japan to win the World Cup, face a resurgent China in their Group B opener before taking on Spain and South Africa.

Having recorded their best World Cup finish of third in 2015, Phil Neville's England may find it challenging to repeat that feat after being drawn with Scotland, Argentina and Japan, who knocked the Lionesses out at the semifinal stage in Canada, in Group D.

"If I told my players that we're only going to France to win the bronze medal they would say I'm the wrong manager because my players are ambitious and they want to be challenged".

Corinne Diacre's side will play South Korea in Paris in the opening game on June 7, while the final of the 24-team competition will be held in Lyon on July 7 next year.

Federation Internationale de Football Association said nearly 200,000 tickets have been sold for the event.