Women’s World Cup: Nigeria draws US, others

Women’s World Cup: Nigeria draws US, others

Nigeria’s Super Falcons have landed in Group D, alongside two time winners, United States, along with Austrialia and Sweden, for the FIFA Women’s World Cup set to hold in Canada next year.

The pairing was in wake of the draw ceremony which held at the Canadian Museum of History in Ottawa, Canada on Saturday, 6 December 2014.

The draws were conducted by FIFA’s Secretary General Jérôme Valcke, and FIFA’s Deputy Director of the Competitions Division and Head of Women’s Football, Tatjana Haenni.

The tournament is scheduled to hold from June 6 to July 5.

Other African representatives at the tournament like Cote D’Ivoire, were drawn in Group B with two-time winner Germany, Norway and Thailand.

The third African flag-bearers, Cameroon, were drawn in Group C with Japan, Switzerland and Ecuador.

Group A of the competition has hosts Canada, China PR, New Zealand and Netherlands, while Brazil, Korea Republic, Spain and Costa Rica will slug it out in Group E.

Group F has France, England, Colombia and Mexico.

Nigeria is scheduled to open its campaign at the tournament against Sweden on June 8, face Australia on June 12 and tackle the U.S. on June 16.

The 52 matches of the tournament will hold in six cities, namely Ottawa, Moncton, Montreal, Winnipeg, Edmonton and Vancouver.

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