England draw Scotland in opening Women’s World Cup game in repeat of Euro 2017 opener

England draw Scotland in opening Women’s World Cup game in repeat of Euro 2017 opener

December 8, 2018 0 By Today news

ENGLAND will take on Scotland in their opening Women’s World Cup game next year.

Phil Neville’s side have been drawn in Group D alongside Scotland, Argentina and Japan.

England know their 2019 group opponents
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The opening game, which will take place on Sunday, June 9, is a repeat of the 2017 Euros group clash which saw the two sides meet.

England, who came third in the 2015 tournament after beating Germany 1-0 after extra in the third-place play-off game, were 6-0 winners in Holland and will be looking for another strong start in France.

Group D

  • England
  • Scotland
  • Argentina
  • Japan

The news comes just a day after England and Arsenal midfielder Jordan Nobbs was ruled out of the tournament next summer after undergoing surgery on a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament.

The reigning champions have been drawn in Group F alongside Chile, Sweden and Thailand whilst hosts France will take on Korea Republic in the opening game on Friday, June 7 at the Parc de Princes, Paris.

The tournament will be on between Friday, June 7 and  Sunday, July 7, with the final being held in Lyon.

2019 Women's World Cup groups

Group A

  1. France
  2.  Korea Republic
  3. Norway
  4. Nigeria

Group B 

  1. Germany
  2. China
  3. Spain
  4. South Africa

Group C

  1. Australia
  2. Italy
  3. Brazil
  4. Jamaica

Group D 

  1. England
  2. Scotland
  3. Argentina 
  4. Japan

Group E

  1. Canada
  2. Cameroon
  3. New Zealand
  4. Netherlands

Group F 

  1. USA
  2. Thailand
  3. Chile
  4. Sweden