WNT Nov 29, 2010
The U.S. delegation, including WNT head coach Pia Sundhage, has arrived in Frankfurt, Germany, ahead of this evening's 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup Final Draw.
The women's soccer world has descended on a snowy Frankfurt, which has taken on the look of a winter wonderland as the white stuff began falling just after the U.S. staff arrived at the hotel.
The USA will find out its first round group during the Official Draw Ceremony that will commence at around 7:30 p.m. local / 1:30 p.m. ET. You can watch the proceedings unfold on ESPN3.com.
The USA can draw just 10 of the other 15 teams in the tournament with the other three seeded teams (Germany, Japan and Brazil) and the two other CONCACAF countries (Canada and Mexico) unable to be drawn in with the United States.
In looking at the regulations for the Final Draw, the USA will get one European team (France, England, Sweden or Norway), either Australia or North Korea, and one of the following four teams: Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea, New Zealand or Colombia.
Amazingly, the USA has drawn Sweden, Nigeria and North Korea for the last two Women's World Cup tournaments. A similar draw is a likely scenario once again.