Julie Foudy: ‘To be the best, you gotta play the best.’

World Cup 2015, Canada news.

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In this video interview from ESPNW, Julie Foudy says fans shouldn’t fret too much about the United States’ challenging draw for next summer’s World Cup. The United States is grouped with Sweden, Nigeria and Australia. It’s the only group that has three teams (USA, Sweden and Australia) ranked in the top 10 worldwide.

But let’s not forget who’s No. 1 in the world — and has been for more than six years.

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“The reality is, the U.S. has never lost to Australia. They’ve never lost to Nigeria,” Foudy notes.

And with 16 of the 24 World Cup participants moving on to the second stage, there’s not much chance that the United States will be left behind. In four of the tournament’s six groups, the top three finishers advance to the knockout stage.

“The challenge for the United States is not getting out of this group,” says Foudy, a…

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