United States, the defending champion, is the top-ranked team for Saturday’s Women’s World Cup draw. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

US ranked No. 1 ahead of Women’s World Cup draw

PARIS — The defending champion United States is the top-ranked team for Saturday’s Women’s World Cup draw.

Germany is No. 2 in the 24-team draw, followed by host nation France and England. Canada and Australia complete the list of top-seeded teams.

European champion Netherlands is No. 7 and is the top team in Pot 2. Japan, which lost in the 2015 final, is No. 8.

The June 7-July 7 tournament will be played in nine cities in France with the final in Lyon.

By The Associated Press

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