FIFA Women's World Cup draw

Marinette Pichon of France Carli Lloyd of USA and Laura Georges of France

Marinette Pichon of France Carli Lloyd of USA and Laura Georges of France

The old global rivals will play each other in Nice on June 9, 2019, with the sides having previously met at Euro 2017, where the Lionesses were 6-0 winners.

"They want to win the World Cup so it's starting now".

Thailand were drawn with Jill Ellis' US side, who beat Japan 5-2 in the final to win the World Cup in Canada three years ago, debutantes Chile and 2016 Olympic silver medallists Sweden in Group F.

Phil Neville's England will join World Cup holders and three-time winners the United States, hosts France plus Germany, Canada and Australia in Pot 1. I think the Scotland game will get the most interest - and rightly so - because of the rivalry, which I think is something we all should enjoy and embrace.

Following the clash of the home nations sides in Nice, England play Argentina in Le Havre on Friday June 14, while Scotland face Japan in Rennes on the same day.

England and Scotland then swap opponents five days later, with Phil Neville's side back in Nice to take on Japan, while Scotland go up against Argentina in Paris.

The US and Canadian women's national teams learned their group-stage assignments for the 2019 Women's World Cup on Saturday as Federation Internationale de Football Association held their draw for next summer's tournament in France.

The host nation will attempt to turn Champions League glory with Lyon into success on the worldwide stage as they look to emulate their male counterparts in winning the World Cup.

The USWNT were drawn into Group F, where they will face off against familiar adversaries Sweden for the fifth consecutive World Cup, and also meet Thailand and Chile.

The competition will take place between June 7 and July 7 2018.

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