Phil Neville's team in Pot 1 for the draw on Saturday at the World Cup

Last updated: 07/12/18 13:27

England women stand in Pot 1 at the draw for the World Cup on Saturday

England women stand in Pot 1 at the draw for the World Cup on Saturday

England women have dropped back to fourth in the FIFA World Ranking before the draw on Saturday.

France, the host country France, will move up to third place next summer, while the US remains ahead of Germany.

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Canada (fifth) and Australia (sixth) take part in these four nations in Pot 1 to play in Paris on Saturday at 17.00.

Scotland, in Pot 3, slipped back to 20th in the ranking with a new record of 152 teams.

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English women's boss Phil Neville hopes for success at the 2019 World Cup and the European Championships in England two years later.

English women's boss Phil Neville hopes for success at the 2019 World Cup and the European Championships in England two years later.

The Netherlands were the biggest climbers in the top 20 and improved to seventh place after play-offs against Denmark and Switzerland by three places.

The 24-Team-Tournament of the coming summer will take place from July 7th to 7th at nine venues in France.

In the last World Cup England reached the semi-finals in 2015, but was beaten by Japan before Germany took third place in extra time – his best performance so far in a final.

Scotland will participate in their first World Cup next summer

Scotland will participate in their first World Cup next summer

For Scotland, this is the first World Cup to miss in the 2015 qualifying play-offs.

WM pots for the draw on Saturday

  • Pot 1: France (host), USA, Germany, England, Canada, Australia
  • Pot 2: Netherlands, Japan, Sweden, Brazil, Spain, Norway.
  • Pot 3: South Korea, China, Italy, New Zealand, Scotland, Thailand.
  • Pot 4: Argentina, Chile, Nigeria, Cameroon, South Africa, Jamaica.

Visit the Sky Sports News on Saturday night for the latest information on the draw for the Women's World Cup

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