- Oranjevrouwen have to fear for heavy opponent at world cup draw in Paris
Oranjevrouwen have to fear for heavy opponent at world cup draw in Paris
08 december, 2018 08:36
The chances are that the Oranjevrouwen Saturday at the world cup draw in Paris, one of the absolute top performers, be linked. The netherlands is in pot 2 and so are pot 1 countries – such as France, defending champion usa and olympic champion Germany – possible opponents in the group stage.
The potindeling is made on the basis of the FIFA rankings, in which European champion Orange the seventh place was occupied. Also Japan (eighth), Sweden (ninth), Brazil (tenth), Spain (twelfth) and Norway (tenth) are in pot 2 and so may not be in the same group end up in.
Orange will be one of the strong teams from pot 1 take. In addition to the USA (first), Germany (second) and France (third), sit England (fourth), Canada (fifth) and Australia (sixth) in that pot. Australia is the only country from pot 1 that never was in the quarter-finals of a world cup, while Canada, but one time the last four pulled.