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Sports News of Friday, 6 May 2022


FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup: Falconets draws France, Canada, Korea

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Nigeria’s U-20 women’s national team, Falconets, have been drawn in Group C of the 2022 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup finals alongside France, Canada, and the Korea Republic at the Teatro Nacional (National Theatre) in San José, Costa Rica.

The Nigeria side qualified for the tournament scheduled to start on August 10 having crossed the hurdles of Cameroon, Senegal, and DR Congo.

Only four countries, namely Germany, Brazil, USA, and Nigeria have played in all editions of the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup since the competition was launched as the U-19 championship in Canada 20 years ago.

Germany have won the championship thrice (2004, 2010, and 2014); the USA have won thrice (2002, 2008, and 2012) while Nigeria have twice reached the final, losing to Germany in 2010 and 2014.

Africa’s other representative, the Black Princesses of Ghana, will face Japan, Holland, and USA in Group D.

This year’s finals will be played at the same two venues that hosted the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in 2014: Estadio Nacional in San José and the Morera Solo Stadium in Alajuera.

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