Banyana Banyana have been handed possibly the toughest draw of the three African countries for next year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup in France.

Desiree Ellis’ charges qualified for the global showpiece after finishing as runners-up to Nigeria at the recently concluded Women’s Africa Cup of Nations in Ghana.

South Africa have been drawn alongside Spain, Germany and China in Group B.

They will open their World Cup debut against Spain in Le Havre on June 8 before tackling China in Paris on June 13. Their last group match will see them go up against Germany in Montpellier on June 17.