The draw for the 2023 World Cup qualifiers was held in Australia and New Zealand prior to the tournament.
Arsenal players have gathered with anticipation to see who will play their way to the best soccer league in the world, the FIFA Women’s World Cup.
England joined Group D with Lea Williamson, Jordan Knobbs, Lotte Wobben Moi and Beth Meade, to face Austria, Northern Ireland, Luxembourg, Latvia and Northern Macedonia.
It also marks the start of the first qualifying campaign for Sarina Wiegmann with the Lionesses, which she takes over in September.
This means that Manuela Zinsberger and Victoria Schneiderbeek, who represent Austria, will meet their Arsenal team-mates when England meet Austria in two exciting group stage matches.
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England played against Northern Ireland in a friendly in February, while Northern Ireland prepared for the historic qualifiers for the 2022 European Nations Cup, as England won 6-0 in a match that saw Woben-Moi participate at the international level for the first time.
Gilles Rourd, Daniel van de Donck and Vivienne Miedema all play for the Netherlands, Iceland, the Czech Republic, Belarus and Cyprus.
The Dutch are the favorites to win the group and they finished second in the 2019 tournament in France, where they lost in the final against the USA.
And put the Irish national team led by Katie McCabe in Group A against Finland, Sweden, Slovakia and Georgia.
Sweden is ranked fifth in the FIFA world rankings, Finland is at 24 and Ireland is 34. Slovakia is ranked 46 and Georgia is ranked 126.
McCabe recently won her 50th home game outside of Belgium.
Lisa Evans, Jennifer Beatty and Kim Little Scotland are included in Group Two, along with Spain, Ukraine, Hungary and the Faroe Islands.
All four countries are well-known competitors for Scotland, most notably the number one and 13th ranked Spain in the world, which they faced recently in Euro 2017, winning 1-0 with a slap from Caroline Weir.
The Swiss trio Lea, Wolte, Malin Gott and Noelle Maritz, who helped Switzerland qualify for the European Championship 2022 last month, play against Italy, Romania, Croatia, Moldova and Lithuania in Group G.
Romania, Croatia and Lithuania competed in the Swiss group to qualify for the 2022 European Nations Cup Final and will once again compete for a place on the world stage.
German Leon Mayer will meet Portugal, Serbia, Israel, Turkey and Bulgaria on his way to participate in the tournament.
Germany are the favorites to win the group as they seek their third FIFA Women’s World Cup title.
The winners of Group Nine will qualify directly for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup ™.
Then, she will play the Group Nine runner-up in the qualifiers in October 2022 to determine the remaining two direct stadiums, as well as the 2023 Women’s World Cup qualifiers.
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