Hosts France will take on Korea Republic in the opening game
Reigning champions USA will play against Thailand, Chile and Sweden in Group F
The Draw for the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 has taken place at La Seine Musicale in Paris with hosts France taking on Korea Republic in the competition’s opening match at the Parc des Princes on 7 June at 21:00 (local time). Norway and Nigeria were also drawn in Group A.
Group A Group B Group C Group D Group E Group F
France Germany Australia England Canada USA
Korea Rep. China PR Italy Scotland Cameroon Thailand
Norway Spain Brazil Argentina New Zealand Chile
Nigeria South Africa Jamaica Japan Netherlands Sweden
Australia were drawn as the top seed in Group C and will face Italy, Brazil and Jamaica, while Group D will see an intriguing opening match between arch-rivals England and Scotland in Nice on 9 June. Group E saw Canada drawn with Cameroon, New Zealand and European champions the Netherlands, while holders USA will face Thailand, Chile and Sweden in Group F.
The draw was conducted by FIFA Legends Alex Scott and Louis Saha, who brought the same flair that they displayed on the football pitch to the draw event. A dazzling line-up of assistants including Didier Deschamps, Marie Bochet, Kaká, Cindy Cone, Michael Essien, Aya Miyama and Steffi Jones lent a helping hand in the draw, as the 24 nations participating in the FIFA Women’s World Cup found out whom they will play next year in France.
The FIFA Women’s World Cup Visa Presale kicks off this Monday at 15:00 CET and all football fans with a Visa card can benefit from this exclusive opportunity until 18:00 CET on 23 December.