WNT Nov 29, 2010
In a colorful, entertaining and highly efficient show, the 16 teams of the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup were drawn into four groups of four teams each and wouldn't you know that the USA drew the North Koreans for the FOURTH consecutive World Cup and Sweden for the THIRD consecutive World Cup. The USA's group is rounded out by Colombia, which is playing in its first Women's World Cup and is a country the USA has never faced before.
The U.S. will open Group C play against the Koreans on June 28 in Dresden at the Rudolf-Harbig Stadium on the third match day of the tournament, face Colombia in Sinsheim on July 2 at the Rhein Neckar Arena and finish group play against Sweden on July 6 at the FIFA Women’s World Cup Stadium Wolfsburg.
Group A will consist of Germany, Canada, Nigeria and France.
Group B is made up of Japan, New Zealand, Mexico and England.
Group D is headed by Brazil, with Australia, Norway and Equatorial Guinea.
Did the USA get the toughest group? Some say yes. Some say Group A is the most difficult. Most are dissing Group B, but don't underestimate the Kiwis and the Mexicans. Both play with big hearts.
What do you say? You'll have a little more than 200 days to discuss it...then we'll find out next summer.