The following is a book excerpt from The Women's World Cup 2019 Book:
FIFA announced the draw for the groups on December 8, 2018. Andrew Keh of The New York Times wrote, “At a glitzy ceremony Saturday night at La Seine Musicale, a performing arts venue in the western suburbs of Paris, the tournament’s 24 teams were placed into four pots based on their world rankings and then drawn into one of six groups. With the exception of Europe, which has the most teams in the field (nine), countries from the same confederation could not be drawn into the same group.”[i]
Now that things are off and running, the Knockout Rounds are right around the corner. For now, group play is living up to the billing. The US got off to a great start. Brazil is regrouping. Australia is playing well. South Korea is definitely regrouping, despite playing extremely well. France is in a good position. Germany's looking strong. There's much more to come as things are only getting started!
[i] Andrew Keh, “U.S. Draws Sweden, Thailand and Chile at 2019 Women’s World Cup,” The New York Times, published December 8, 2018, accessed January 11, 2019, https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/08/sports/womens-world-cup-draw.html