England and Scotland drawn in same Women's World Cup group

Saturday's draw takes place at La Seine Musicale in Paris

Saturday's draw takes place at La Seine Musicale in Paris

Host squad France will face South Korea in the first match of the Women's World Cup when the tournament kicks off June 7 in Paris.

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

The US will open their hunt for a fourth WWC title against Thailand at Stade Auguste-Delaune in Reims on June 11, then face Chile at Paris' iconic Parc des Princes on June 16.

The old worldwide 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.

The CanWNT were drawn out of the same Pot 1 (composed of the tournament's top teams based on the FIFA World Rankings) as the USWNT.

So, here are the pots for today's draw, where 24 teams will be placed in six groups.

Having recorded their best World Cup finish of third in 2015, Phil Neville's England may find it challenging to repeat that feat after being drawn with Scotland, Argentina and Japan, who knocked the Lionesses out at the semifinal stage in Canada, in Group D.

The draw for the competition's eighth edition took place Saturday evening at La Seine Musicale arts center in Paris.

The Local Organising Committee for the FIFA Women's World Cup is responsible for all ticketing and has established the regulations for selling tickets to supporters of participating nations.

"If I told my players that we're only going to France to win the bronze medal they would say I'm the wrong manager because my players are ambitious and they want to be challenged".