Egypt are expected to reclaim the WSF Women's World Team Squash Championship title next month in France according to the seedings announced today by the World Squash Federation.
The 20th championships will be staged in the suburb of Issy-les-Moulineaux and the French capital Paris from 28 November to 3 December.
17 nations will compete in the biennial World Squash Federation event, which is hosted by the Fédération Française de Squash and will take place at the historic Jeu De Paume and St Cloud Squash clubs, with final stages being held on an all-glass court at the Palais Des Sports Robert Charpentier.
Boasting three of the world's top four players, 2008 & 2012 champions Egypt are predicted to meet reigning champions England in the final. England, seven times champions since 1985, won the 2014 title in Canada after beating first-time finalists Malaysia. The runners-up reached the climax after upsetting Egypt in the semi-finals.
Malaysia are the event's third seeds, ahead of fourth seeds Hong Kong China. Hosts France, led by the current US and British Open champion Camille Serme and bidding to reach the final for the first time in the event's 37-year history, are the No.5 seeds.
Australia, the sixth seeds, will be bidding to win the title for a record 10th time.
Full Pool line-ups, including seedings:
Pool A:  EGYPT,  NEW ZEALAND,  INDIA,  JAPAN
Pool B:  ENGLAND,  USA,  CANADA,  MEXICO
Pool C:  MALAYSIA,  AUSTRALIA,  WALES,  AUSTRIA
Pool D:  HONG KONG CHINA,  FRANCE,  NETHERLANDS,  GERMANY,  SPAIN