Nigeria’s Super Falcons will discover their group opponents of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup today (Saturday), as the draw has been billed to hold in France.
The tournament holds every four years since 1991, and the Falcons are one of the only seven teams that have participated in all editions.
The Thomas Dennerby squad recently won the Africa Women’s Cup of Nations (AWCON) in Ghana after defeating their South African counterparts on penalties.
They will be representing the continent at the globe, alongside Banyana Banyana and the Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon, who were runners-up and second runners-up respectively.
The World Cup draw ceremony will take place in France capital, Paris with the 24 qualified teams expected to know their group phase opponents.
Ahead of the draw, FIFA has placed the Super Falcons in Pot 4, same pot as Argentina, Chile, Cameroon, South Africa and Jamaica.
Speaking ahead of the draw, Super Falcons goalie, Tochukwu Oluehi, who was crowned the best goalkeeper of the AWCON tournament, says she is expectant of a favourable draw even though her team are not afraid of whoever is set before them.
“The World Cup is for the best teams and if we want to show our class as a formidable team, we must be ready to compete against them,” Oluehi told CSN.
“It’s always good to have a favourable draw, but you have to be ready to face what is in front of you.
“We are looking forward to the draw and the preparation for the competition as well,” she said.
The World Cup will run from June 7, 2019 to July 7, 2019 across nine different cities in France.
In other news, the Super Falcons dropped one spot to 39th in the latest FIFA Women’s ranking, but maintained their number one spot in Africa.
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