PARIS — It doesn’t matter what transpired on the draw for the 2019 Girls’s Global Cup on Saturday night time, something was once by no means going to switch: america girls’s nationwide crew could be broadly considered the favourite to win, with the entire hopes and expectation and power that includes that.
However now, a minimum of, the American citizens, the sector’s top-ranked crew, know the fighters status of their means within the first spherical when the match kicks off subsequent June in France: Sweden, Thailand and Chile.
America will input the match because the protecting champion, after beating Japan to win the former version of the match in Canada. America additionally received in 1991, the primary version of the quadrennial festival, and in 1999, when the development was once performed on house soil.
On Saturday night time at L. a. Seine Musicale, a appearing arts venue within the western suburbs of Paris, the match’s 24 groups had been positioned into 4 pots according to their global scores after which drawn into considered one of six teams. Except for Europe, which has essentially the most groups within the box (9), international locations from the similar confederation may no longer be drawn into the similar workforce.
France, the host and every other probably the most favorites to win the match, will play South Korea on June 7 in Paris to open the Global Cup. Norway and Nigeria had been the opposite two groups positioned into Workforce A.
Germany, every other favourite along america and France to win the Global Cup, will meet China, Spain and South Africa in Workforce B. England drew its neighbor, Scotland, in addition to Argentina and the 2011 champion, Japan. Australia and Brazil function in Workforce C, and Canada drew the Ecu champion, the Netherlands, in Workforce E.
The American citizens gets their hardest check, Sweden, the sector’s ninth-ranked crew consistent with FIFA, of their ultimate workforce recreation, however might be thru to the knockouts via then. They are going to open in opposition to Thailand in Reims on June 11 after which face the Global Cup newbies Chile on June 16 in Paris. Their recreation in opposition to Sweden on June 20 in Le Havre will likely be a rematch of the groups’ assembly within the 2016 Olympic quarterfinals.
The Swedes, then led via the previous United States trainer Pia Sundhage, received that day, a humbling defeat for the American citizens and the primary time that they had didn’t medal within the Global Cup or the Olympics.
The semifinals and ultimate, which is able to happen on July 7, will likely be performed in Lyon. Seven different towns — Grenoble, Le Havre, Montpellier, Great, Reims, Rennes and Valenciennes — will lend a hand host the match’s 52 general video games.
The 2019 champion will win $four million in prize cash, double the percentage from 2015. The prize cash for the 2018 males’s Global Cup champion, France, was once $38 million.