The United States will learn their path to the 2015 Women's World Cup title on December 6, and you will be able to watch and learn along with them. For the first time since 1999, the Women's World Cup draw will be televised in the U.S. as Fox Sports 1 brings it you you live from Ottawa.
Fox's coverage will last an hour, beginning at 12 p.m. ET. The majority of the coverage and analysis will come from the Fox studio in Los Angeles, where Rob Stone will host a crew of Heather Mitts, Ariane Hingst, Kelly Smith and Tony DiCicco. When the draw goes live, Fox will turn to a broadcast from Ottawa, where Kate Abdo will be on scene.
After the hour-long coverage on Fox Sports 1 concludes, there will be a further 30 minutes of coverage on Fox Sports 2.
There are 24 teams in this World Cup, meaning that there will be six groups of four. The U.S. are expected to be seeded, meaning that they will not face any of the other top teams in the group stage.
The Americans should have no trouble getting to the knockout stages, but that is where the draw will get interesting. A team or two may have to play a tough quarterfinal match, or even a tricky round of 16 contest, while others may not be challenged until the semifinals. During the draw, the U.S. will be keeping a close eye on who they will likely play in the knockout stages and whether they got an easy road, or at least as easy as you can get in a World Cup.
In addition to the TV coverage, all 90 minutes of content will be streamed live on Fox Sports Go, which is accessible on computers, tablets and phones.