Team United States, ranked #1 in the world, were included in the Group of Death along with Sweden, Australia and Nigeria in the December 6 draw for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, which will be held next June in Canada.
Group D(eath) is stacked with three top 10-ranked teams, including #5 Sweden and #10 Australia.
U.S. forward Sydney Leroux's reaction to the draw:
Bring it on.— Sydney Leroux (@sydneyleroux) December 6, 2014
Group A: Canada, China PR, New Zealand, Netherlands
Group B: Germany, Côte d'Ivoire, Norway, Thailand
Group C: Japan, Switzerland, Cameroon, Ecuador
Group D: United States, Australia, Sweden, Nigeria
Group E: Brazil, Korea Republic, Spain, Costa Rica
Group F: France, England, Colombia, Mexico
For the first time, 24 teams will participate instead of 16.
Canadian ONTDers, do you plan on attending any of the matches?