The Official Draw for the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup takes place in Auckland, New Zealand on Saturday morning.
Republic of Ireland manager Vera Pauw will be present at the Draw, where her team is placed in Pot 3.
The tournament, which will be staged by Australia and New Zealand, will kick off next summer on July 20th and run through to the final on August 20th.
FIFA president Gianni Infantino accepts a Warrior Challenge at an official Maori welcome in Auckland, New Zealand ahead of the football draw ceremony for next year's Women's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand
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The Draw starts at 19:30 local time (7:30 am Irish Time) at Aotea Centre, Auckland, and will be shown live on Irish television.
For the first time, Ireland will be represented at the pinnacle of women's football, following a heroic victory in Hampden Park.
A really beautiful moment in this, where Katie McCabe reaches Amber Barrett first, realises what's happening, pats her own black armband and kisses Barrett on the head.
Split second you might miss in real time, but watching it here gives you goosebumps.pic.twitter.com/SnKuPMVMo2
— Rob O'Hanrahan (@RobOHanrahan) October 14, 2022
A 72nd-minute goal from Amber Barrett claimed the win on the night, handing the girls in green qualification for any form of a major tournament for the first time.
The four pots representing the teams will be labelled team pots 1 to 4.
In each team pot, there will be eight balls with the country name for each respective qualified team, including in team pot 4, three placeholders for the play-off tournament winners.
The eight pots representing the groups will be labelled groups A to H and there will be four balls with the group position numbers 1, 2, 3 and 4 for each respective group.
The draw will start by drawing a team from pot 1 and will end by drawing the last team from pot 4. Each team pot will be completely emptied before moving on to the next pot.
A ball from a team pot will be drawn, followed by a ball from one of the group pots, thus determining the position to which the respective team is allocated within the group.
TEAMSPot 1 | New Zealand (hosts), Australia (hosts), United States, Sweden, Germany, England, France, Spain Pot 2 | Canada, Netherlands, Brazil, Japan, Norway, Italy, China PR, South Korea Pot 3 | Denmark, Switzerland, Republic of Ireland, Colombia, Argentina, Vietnam, Costa Rica, Jamaica Pot 4 | Nigeria, Philippines, South Africa, Morocco, Zambia Inter-confederation play-offs Group A winners (group includes Portugal) Inter-confederation play-offs Group B winners Inter-confederation play-offs Group C winners