"I think they'll be pleasantly surprised to see that the competition is going to be stiff and exciting".
Alex Scott, who appeared for the Lionesses at three World Cups, conducted the draw alongside former France worldwide Louis Saha. "We feel that we have a chance and that's the most important thing", said coach Peter Gerhardsson, who took over the team after Pia Sundhage's retirement in 2017. I am okay with the draw because I always knew that we will have to play (against) the best teams.
"The first immediate instinct is: It wouldn't be a major football tournament for the Matildas unless we had to play Brazil - 2007, 2011, 2015 and now 2019, and the Olympics we've crossed with Brazil", coach Allen Stajcic said.
South Africa, who have qualified for their first tournament, will face Germany, China, and Spain in Group B.
The Local Organising Committee for the FIFA Women's World Cup is responsible for all ticketing and has established the regulations for selling tickets to supporters of participating nations.
Another Scot involved in the draw is veteran Tom Sermanni who, after much success with Australia and U.S., now leads New Zealand, who have drawn Canada, Holland and Cameroon.
In addition, the US remain the number one women football nation and they are followed by Germany, France, England, and Canada in top five.
The draw took place at the La Seine Musicale on Boulogne-Billancourt in Paris, where the opening game will take place.
Les Rouges open against Cameroon at Stade de la Mosson in Montpellier on June 10, then face New Zealand at Grenoble's Stade des Alpes on June 15 before rounding out group play against the Dutch in Reims on June 20.