France to face South Korea in Women's World Cup kickoff; England drawn with Scotland

    Saturday's draw took place at La Seine Musicale in Paris.

    (CNN)Host squad France will face South Korea in the first match of the Women's World Cup when the tournament kicks off June 7 in Paris.

    England has been drawn into a competitively and geographically interesting group: The bronze medalists from last tournament are with 2015 runners-up Japan as well as rival neighbors and Women's World Cup debutants Scotland.
    And World No. 1 and defending champion United States has drawn Sweden in the group stage for the fifth straight time -- and sixth since 1991 -- in women's football's biggest event.
      The draw for the competition's eighth edition took place Saturday evening at La Seine Musicale arts center in Paris.
      Twenty-four teams were drawn into six groups for the tournament, which will be held in nine French host cities from June 7 to July 7. Each team will play each member of their group, before the top two in each group and some third-place teams advance to a knockout stage.
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