FIFA will today hold the draw for the 2019 Women’s World Cup for the tournament at exactly 17:00 GMT local time in France.
Twenty-four [24 ]countries have booked their tickets to the Mundial including Africa’s very best Nigeria, South Africa and Cameroon.
These 24 teams will be listed in a six (6) group labelled A-F of four (4) teams each.
The draw will be held at La Seine Musicale, near Paris, according to FIFA.
These are some few points you need to know about the draw:
1. The 24 teams will be allocated to four pots of six teams each, in accordance with their position in the latest Fifa/Coca-Cola Women’s ranking, France are in Pot 1, in a red ball, and will automatically occupy Position 1 in Group A.
2. The five remaining teams in Pot 1 will then each be allocated to Position 1 in the remaining groups (from B1 to F1).
3. The teams in the other three pots will be drawn one by one and allocated to a group (from A to F) and a position (from 2 to 4).
FIFA’s general rule is that no group should comprise more than one team from the same confederation.
The 8th edition of the FIFA tournament will be hosted by France, from June 7 to July 7 2019.
The 24 teams that have qualified for the World Cup are:
Africa: Cameroon, Nigeria and South Africa.
Asia: Australia, Japan, Republic of Korea, PR China, Thailand.
Europe: Germany, Scotland, Spain, France, England, Italy, Norway, the Netherlands and Sweden.
North America: Central America and the Caribbean: Canada, the United States and Jamaica.
Oceania: New Zealand.
South America: Argentina, Brazil and Chile.
Ghana’s own Micheal Essien has been named to be part of the world football star to hold the draw.