The draw for next year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup takes place on Saturday in Auckland with the women’s game at an all-time high and the United States and England the teams to beat.
Germany, Sweden, France and Spain will also be sides to watch out for when the draw is held in New Zealand’s largest city from 7:30pm (0630 GMT).
The World Cup will be staged at 10 stadiums in New Zealand and Australia from July 20 to August 20, 2023.
With 32 teams it will be the largest FIFA Women’s World Cup since the tournament began in 1991.
“Given the expanded format in 2023, there’s going to be even more excitement globally when the eyes of the football world focus on Auckland this Saturday,” said Carli Lloyd, the American two-time World Cup winner who will help conduct the draw.
The Women’s Euros final in July between hosts England and rivals Germany at Wembley drew 87,192 spectators, a record for either a men’s or women’s European championship.