The 12 women's teams will be split into three four nation groups, designated Groups E, F and G. The host Brazilians are in Group E. Depending on whether they get drawn into Group F or Group G, if it is Group t, they would play their first two group games in Sao Paulo and their third group match in either Salvador or Brasilia. If they end up in Group G, their first two group matches would be played in Belo Horizonte, with the third group match being played in either Manaus or Salvador.
They are also split into four pots,.based on the March 25 FIFA world rankings. The host nation and the top two FIFA world ranked teams are placed in Pot 1. Brazil as the hosts are already assigned to Group E in the A1 position, with the USA and Germany being the other teams assigned to Pot 1..
Pot 1: Brazil, USA Germany
Pot 2: France, Australia, Sweden
Pot 3: Canada, China PR, New Zealand
Pot 4: Colombia, South Africa, Zimbabwe
The draw is set up so that you don't have two teams from the same FIFA confederation playing each other in the group stage. That means that we wouldn't be placed in the same group with Canada because they are fellow CONCACAF members, the Germans wouldn't be placed in a group with France or Sweden, and Brazil wouldn't be in the same group with Colombia.
We'll see what the USA road to Maracana and a third consecutive Olympic gold looks like in a few hours. .