England and Scotland have been drawn in the same group 2019

England and Scotland have been drawn in the same group 2019 Women’s World Cup ,

England and Scotland have been drawn in the same group for next summer’s Women’s World Cup in France.

for the 2019 Fifa World Cup in France next summer. Scotland, who are making their first appearance at the World Cup, will meet England in Nice on 9 June in what is the opening game for both countries.

who finished runners-up in 2015 after defeating England in the semi-finals, as well as Argentina.  Also in Group D are heavyweights Japan,

“Both sets of players know each other inside out,” England head coach Phil Neville told BBC Sport. England will face Scotland on 9 June in Nice in their first match of the tournament as they aim to better bronze in Canada three years ago. however, the match resulted in a one-sided drubbing in favour of the Lionesses who stormed to a 6-0 victory.

It’s a very tricky draw for the hosts France – the world’s No 3-ranked side face the world’s No 13 and 14 teams in Norway and South Korea,

China were quarter-finalists last time out, and although huge wins over the likes of Mongolia (10-0) and Tajikistan (16-0) catch the eye from their recent record, “There are three brilliant games but the first one is obviously the mouth-watering one because it’s against our nearest rivals.”

Holders the United States will begin the defence of their title against Thailand, who are ranked 29th in the world, on 11 June in Reims.

Chile and Sweden join those two teams in Group F for the finals, which run from 7 June to 7 July.

Hosts France launch the tournament against South Korea in Paris, with Norway and Nigeria the other countries in Group A.

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