Women’s World Cup 2019: group stage draw – are living! | Football
So, listed below are the pots for these days’s draw, the place 24 groups will probably be positioned in six teams. These are in line with Fifa’s newest scores, that have been revealed on Friday.
Pot 1: France (hosts), USA (holders), Germany, England, Canada, Australia.
Pot 2: Netherlands, Japan, Sweden, Brazil, Spain, Norway.
Pot three: South Korea, China, Italy, New Zealand, Scotland, Thailand.
Pot four: Argentina, Chile, Nigeria, Cameroon, South Africa, Jamaica.
The ordering in each and every pot is through score, rather than France – the event hosts subsequent yr – who’re the only positive factor within the draw: they’ll occupy the primary spot in Group A. USA are each the sector’s No 1 staff and the holders, in order that they’re subsequent. From there, one Pot 1 staff consistent with group, then one Pot 2 staff and so forth.
Smooth crusing then. Oh. Unless a non-European staff is drawn that represents the similar confederation as one already in a group – it’s one staff consistent with confederation consistent with group. Note for those functions that Australia, in Pot 1, are a part of the Asian Football Confederation, so through technique of removal we all know the opposite one positive factor: the Pot 2 staff in Australia’s group might not be Japan.
Europe is the exception (isn’t it at all times?), because it has 9 groups within the event, however there may also be not more than two European groups in a single group.
Upshot: 3 teams will function two European groups, and the opposite 3 could have one each and every.
Incidentally, the breakdown of the 24 groups through confederation is:
Africa: three groups
North America, Central America and Caribbean: three
South America: three
Along with group winners and runners’-up, the 4 best possible third-placed groups around the six teams additionally growth.
I do know, I do know. But all of us survived the brain-melting variations of the Euro 2020 draw, so keep it up.