With one day to go before the draw for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, the pots are finalized for the 24 qualified teams. The pots are based on the latest world rankings, released on Friday. Teams from the four pots will then be drawn into six groups on Saturday from Le Seine Musicale in Boulogne-Billancourt, France.
Pot 1: France, United States, Germany, England, Canada, Australia
Pot 2: Netherlands, Japan, Sweden, Brazil, Spain, Norway
Pot 3: Korea Republic, China PR, Italy, New Zealand, Scotland, Thailand
Pot 4: Argentina, Chile, Nigeria, Cameroon, South Africa, Jamaica
Saturday, December 8, at 12 p.m. ET, from Le Seine Musicale in Boulogne-Billancourt, France.Where To Watch
For viewers in the United States, the draw will air on FS2, the Fox Sports app, Telemundo, Universo and the Telemundo Deportes En Vivo app. More details. Coverage on FS2 and the Fox Sports app begins at 11:30 a.m. ET, and users who subscribe to FS1 will be able to watch on the app, even if they don’t get FS2. Coverage on Telemundo and Universo, as well as the Telemundo Deportes En Vivo app will begin at 11:55 a.m. ET.
FIFA.com will also be streaming the draw, with certain restrictions depending on the user’s country.
How the Draw Works
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The twenty-four teams will be divided evenly across four pots, based on world rankings. The top six teams will be seeded into Pot 1, based on FIFA’s women’s world rankings, the next six teams will be in Pot 2, and then Pots 3 and 4 after that. Pot 1 will include host nation France, who are automatically assigned to Group A. As teams are drawn, they will be be added to groups alphabetically, Groups A through F. Pot 1 teams will be placed in the No. 1 position in those groups. When the draw is complete, each group will contain four teams.
Other than countries from Europe, no two teams from the same confederation can be drawn into the same group. Europe has nine teams, so there is a minimum of one and a maximum of two European teams for the groups.