The U.S. will face Vietnam, the Netherlands and the winner of a playoff between Cameroon

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Thailand and Portugal in group play at next summer’s Women’s World Cup, where it will be seeking to become the first country to win the tournament three times in a row.

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Megan Rapinoe of the United States makes her move during a match against England on Oct. 7.

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It was a particularly soft draw for the U.S., which will face only one team ranked in the top 22 in the FIFA rankings.

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Former United States coach Jill Ellis with the trophy during the Women’s World Cup draw in Auckland, New Zealand, on Saturday.

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The monthlong competition, to be co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand, will kick off July 20 in Auckland and in Sydney.

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The U.S., which has won 12 consecutive World Cup games, hasn’t lost in the tournament since its final group-play game in 2011.

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But the rest of the world is catching up. The Americans lost back-to-back games in England and Spain this month, their first losing streak since 2017.

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And they have just a bronze medal to show from their last two trips to the Olympic Games.

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