Nigeria gets easy draw for 2016 U-20 Women’s World Cup

By Adeyinka Akintunde, Lagos on March 18, 2016

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Nigeria have been handed an easy draw for the forth-coming eight edition of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Papau New Guinea. The draw ceremony held Thursday evening in Zurich saw the Super Falconets draw Spain, Canada and Japan, with the Peter Devdebo-coached Nigerian ladies beginning their campaign against Japan on November 13 in Port Moresby.

It is expected that Nigeria, finalist at the 2014 edition in Canada, and Japan, who is also a strong house in U-20 female football, will advance from the group. Nigeria had lost 2-0 to Germany in the final of the last edition, and will want to get things right this time, thus becoming the first African country to win the U-20 Women World Cup. Asisat Oshoala of Nigeria was top scorer and MVP of that tournament.

Ghana, the other African representative, are in a tougher group with France, USA and New Zealand, as defending champions Germany have Venezuela, Mexico and Korea Republic to battle in Group D.

The tournament will run from November 13 to December 3, 2016.


Group A: Papau New Guinea, Brazil, Sweden, Korea DPR

Group B: Spain, Canada, Japan, Nigeria

Group C:  France, USA, Ghana, New Zealand

Group D:  Germany, Venezuela, Mexico, Korea Republic

•Photo shows ex-Falconets heroine, Asisat Oshoala.

Source Daily Sports

Posted March 18, 2016


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