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Canadian women get peek at their possible road at Olympic soccer tournament

Eighth-ranked Canada got a peek Friday at its possible road at the Olympic women's soccer tournament this summer.

 

Using the April rankings, FIFA released the makeup of the pots to be used in next Wednesday's draw to determine the three groups of four for the women's field in Tokyo.

 

Pot 1 contains host Japan (ranked No. 11), the U.S. (No. 1), and the Netherlands (No. 3) while Pot 2 is made up of Sweden (No. 5), Britain (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are ranked separately by FIFA) and Brazil (No. 7).

 

Canada is in Pot 3 along with Australia (No. 9) and China (No. 14). Pot 4 consists of New Zealand (No. 22), Chile (No. 37) and Zambia (No. 104).

 

Britain qualified via England's performance at the 2019 Women's World Cup - the three best-placed European teams earned Olympic berths - so was allocated to a pot based on England's position (No. 6) in the rankings.

 

FIFA says the “general principle” for the tournament draw is to ensure that no group has more than one team from the same confederation, so Canada should avoid the Americans to start.

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