The Netherlands will begin their pursuit of a third straight Women’s Junior Hockey World Cup title when they take on South Korea in their opening Pool A encounter at the Club Deportivo Manquehue in Santiago.
The dominant Dutch side, winners in 2009 and 2013, are the favourites to progress from their group, which also includes the United States, South Korea and Zimbabwe.
Argentina also boast a strong squad for the event in the Chilean capital, featuring a trio of players, Maria Granatto and midfielders Maria Ortiz and Lucina von der Heyde, who have all represented the senior team on several occasions.
The South American side, runners-up behind The Netherlands at the 2013 event in Mönchengladbach, have been drawn in Pool B alongside European Championships silver medallists Germany.
Tournament debutants Japan and France make up the rest of the teams in the group.
European Junior Nations Championships bronze medallists England will be hoping to improve on their last two appearances at the competition as they finished fourth in 2009 and in 2013.
England will go up against Australia, South Africa and the host nation in Pool C.
Asian champions China boast two players who competed for the nation at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro - Zhang Jinrong and Ou Zixia - and they have been placed in Pool D.
Spain also have two Rio 2016 Olympians among their team for the event, Lucia Jimenez and striker Begona Garcia, and their clash against the Chinese is set to be one of the standout matches in the group stage.
New Zealand and Belgium complete the group.
Two nations from each pool will qualify for the quarter-finals, with the competition due to conclude with the gold and bronze medal matches on December 4.