If you’re going through World Cup withdrawal, don’t worry. There’s a World Cup on the schedule in 2015. And this time, it’s the women taking the pitch for international bragging rights.
The 2015 Women’s World Cup will be played in Canada from June 6-July 5. But over the past couple weeks things have started ramping up in anticipation of the competition.
First, on December 6, FIFA held the Women’s World Cup draw and — surprise! — the American women find themselves in their own Group of Death. The top-ranked US squad is in Group D, along with Australia, Sweden, and Nigeria.
“This team is ready for anything,” US coach Jill Ellis, told SI.com. “Having played in the Olympics and challenged France in the first round, I think our team recognizes they have to go through every team, any team, to get to where we want to be. I’m confident in the next five months we’ll get this team ready to play in that group.”
Here’s a video from SI Wire that goes into a bit more about Group D and why it’s so tough:
2015 Women’s World Cup Update
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