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England will learn their World Cup opponents on Monday evening when the Finals draw is made by Oliver Kahn and Adriana Karembeu in the Frankfurt Congress Centre.
Sixteen teams will be split into four groups with hosts Germany, Japan, USA and Brazil occupying one group each, courtesy of their ranking in their own Confederations. The other 12 nations will be drawn at random, although none of the groups may feature more than one team from each geographic region apart from Group A, which will have two teams from Europe (Germany plus one other).
Hope Powell's England qualified for the Finals by topping their qualification group unbeaten and then defeating Switzerland 5-2 on aggregate in the play-offs.
The World Cup Finals will take place between 26 June and 17 July 2011 and the 32 matches will be played across nine different venues, the highest ever number of stadiums to be used at a Women's World Cup. Anticipation is building rapidly in Germany, who are the reigning World and European Champions, as 350,000 tickets have already been purchased.
The 16 competing nations are:
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