The draw for the 2023 World Cup qualifiers took place before the matches in Australia and New Zealand.
Arsenal players have gathered in anticipation of who will go to the FIFA Women’s World Cup, the best league in world football.
England, along with Leah Williamson, Jordan Knobs, Lotte Vaughan-Moy and Beth Mead, met their opponents in Group D against Austria, Northern Ireland, Luxembourg, Latvia and Northern Macedonia.
It also marks the start of Sarina Weckmann’s first qualifying campaign with the Lions, who will take charge in September.
This means that Manuela Ginsberger and Victoria Schneiderberg, who represent Austria, will meet their Arsenal players when England meet Austria in two exciting group matches.
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England played against Northern Ireland in a friendly in February, while preparing Northern Ireland for the historic qualification for the 2022 European Cup, with England winning 6-0 for the first time at Woben-Moi International.
Gilles Roord, Daniel van de Tang and Vivien Midema face the Netherlands, Iceland, the Czech Republic, Belarus and Cyprus.
The Dutch favorites to beat this team and finished second in the 2019 tournament in France, where they lost the final to the United States.
The Irish team, led by Katie McCabe, is in Group A against Finland, Sweden, Slovakia and Georgia.
Sweden is fifth in the FIFA world rankings, followed by Finland at 24 and Ireland at 34. Slovakia at 46 and Georgia at 126.
McCabe recently won his 50th home game outside of Belgium.
Lisa Evans, Jennifer Beatty and Kim Little Scotland were included in Group Two along with Spain, Ukraine, Hungary and the Faroe Islands.
All four countries are well-known rivals to Scotland, most importantly Number One Seed Spain, ranked 13th in the world, they recently faced in Euro 2017, beating Caroline Weir 1-0.
The Swiss trio, who helped qualify for Euro 2022 last month, play against Italy, Romania, Croatia, Moldova and Lithuania in Group G, along with Leah, Valdi, Malin Gott and Noel Meritz.
Romania, Croatia and Lithuania competed in the Swiss team to qualify for the 2022 European Cup final, and will once again compete for a place on the world stage.
German Lyon Meyer will face Portugal, Serbia, Israel, Turkey and Bulgaria on their way to the tournament.
Germany are the favorites to beat the team as they seek their third FIFA World Cup women’s title.
Team nine winners will directly qualify for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
The group of nine runners-up will then play the playoffs in October 2022 to determine the remaining two live places and the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup qualifiers.
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