Group B – Germany, China, Spain, South Africa
Two time World Cup winners Germany would have been delighted with their World Cup draw.
They will be expected to top the group and will look to maintain their record of at least reaching the quarter final stage in each of the seven previous World Cups campaigns.
Martina Voss Teckelenburg’s side have not lost a game this year recording wins against France, Sweden and Japan.
The second ranked side in the world will look towards Olympique Lyonnais midfielder Dzsenifer Marozsan to anchor the midfield.
She is capable of creating and scoring goals, while Lea Schuller is another to keep an eye on as she has scored eight goals in 13 games for her country.
This could be her breakout tournament as Germany aim to join the USA as three time winners.
China are the most unpredictable side in the tournament as they reached the final in 1999, suffering a defeat on penalties to the US but they have not progressed beyond the quarter final stage since then.
They will be looking towards Wang Shuang to provide the goals needed to see them progress.
The reigning Asian Footballer of the Year plays her club football with PSG and is the only player in the Chinese squad to ply their trade abroad.
China have qualified for the World Cup seven times but their form in the Algarve Cup, a warm up tournament for teams, saw them finish last after losing all of their matches.
Women’s soccer in Spain has grown rapidly over the past few years as they won the Algarve Cup in 2017 and the Cyprus Cup a year later.
They qualified for their first World Cup tournament four years ago, failing to win a single game and finishing in 20th place.
La Roja have improved greatly since then and won all eight of their qualifying games for this tournament.
Jennifer Hermoso will be crucial to their hopes of progressing beyond the group stage for the first time.
She helped Atletico Madrid win the league title ahead of Champions League finalists Barcelona as the striker finished top scorer with 24 goals.
Patri Guijarro is another attacking player who could shine as she won the Golden Boot at the Women’s U20 World Cup last year.
Spain face China in the final group game and the result there should determine who finished behind the Germans.
South Africa are the second lowest ranked side in the tournament and will find it difficult to gather points in the competition.
The wonderfully nicknamed Banyana Banyana are competing in their first World Cup after finishing as runners up in the African Cup of Nations, losing to Nigeria in a penalty shootout.
They beat the Super Falcons in the group stage but their results against European teams is worrying.
South Africa have conceded a combined total of 10 goals in friendly games against Norway and the United States before this tournament.
Janine van Wyk is the heartbeat of their defence and holds the record as the country’s most capped player of any gender.
Striker Tembi Kgatlana won Player of the Tournament at last year’s African Cup of Nations but she may struggle for service as her side are favourites to finish bottom of the group.