England to face China, Denmark and one of Senegal, Haiti or Chile at next year’s women’s World Cup
England will take on China, Denmark and one of Senegal, Haiti or Chile at next year’s women’s World Cup in Australia, with giants like Germany and Brazil waiting in later rounds
- Lionesses have drawn China and Denmark into their group and are waiting for the third team
- Sarina Wiegman’s side will enter the tournament as one of the imagined parties
- China is the second-highest-ranked party in the group that reached the quarters in 2015
England, along with Denmark, China and Senegal, Haiti or Chile, have been included in Group D for the 2023 Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
The European champions’ first game will be against the winner of an intercontinental play-off, with Chile waiting for the winner of a clash between Senegal or Haiti to claim a place in the group.
The Lionesses’ matches take place in Brisbane, Sydney and Adelaide.
England will take on China, Denmark and one of Haiti, Senegal or Chile at next year’s tournament
China was the first team to be drawn alongside England and is the second-highest-ranked country in the group, having been featured in the last two editions of the tournament and reaching the quarter-finals in 2015.
Denmark was the highest ranked team in pot 3 and returned to the tournament as it had not qualified for the previous three editions.
The Republic of Ireland, who made their World Cup debut, were grouped into Group B and will play host country Australia on the opening day of the tournament in Sydney.
Meanwhile, reigning world champions USA in group E were drawn alongside the Netherlands, Vietnam and the winner of play-off B.
Sarina Wiegman’s side comes into play as one of the dream teams after summer success
The manager was photographed at the draw as part of a delegation sent by the FA on Saturday