England Women's head coach Simon Middleton has conceded it will not be "logistically possible" for his side to face off with World Champions New Zealand in a tournament warm-up game ahead of next year's World Cup.
"It's going to be unbelievable", New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said at the draw ceremony at Auckland's Sky City casino.
New Zealand will meet Australia, Wales and the final qualification tournament victor in Pool A.
The United States and Canada were drawn in Pool B with the victor of the European and Asian qualifiers which have yet to be played.
Rugby World Cup 2017 runners-up England were drawn in Pool C with bronze medallists France, South Africa and Fiji, who are set to make their tournament debut.More news: NASA Attempts First-Ever Mission To Collect Asteroid Sample
Black Ferns captain Eloise Blackwell said: "It's interesting how the pools have come out - we've got an Australiasian pool, a North American pool and a European pool".
The tournament will take place in New Zealand for the first time, with games in Auckland and Whangarei between September 18 and October 16 next year.
"If we want to win the World Cup we're going to have to play the best teams along the way so if they're in our pool that is what we focus on".
"This is the largest sponsorship deal in Rugby League World Cup history and we are grateful for the trust Cazoo have shown in the tournament".
Ireland were due to play Scotland, Italy and another qualifier (Romania, Belgium, Russia, Georgia, Spain or Portugal) in the mini-tournament next month but it's been postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions.More news: RBI panel in favour of letting well-run large NBFCs convert into banks
"This World Cup is an opportunity", Ardern said.
"An opportunity to break down gender discrimination in sport".
"It will be a celebration of the host nation, of world-class rugby and women in rugby and it will play a huge role in inspiring more women, girls and boys to get into rugby".
"Today marks an important step towards that ambition".
Les Bleues are now ranked fourth in the world behind England, New Zealand and Canada.More news: Tiger to team with 11-year-old Charlie in Father-Son
The Rugby World Cup 2021 match schedule will be announced later in the year.