Falconets draw France, Canada, Korea

Falconets

Nigeria will face France, Canada and South Korea in Group C of the 2022 U-20 Women’s World Cup in Costa Rica from August 10 to 28.

The draw took place at the Teatro Nacional de Costa Rica in San José on May 5.

The Falconets were seeded in Pot 3 along with the United States, Spain and Mexico. The teams were seeded into pots based on their performances in the five previous World Cups.

In Group A, hosts Costa Rica will face Australia, Spain and Brazil while Group B will see Germany take on Colombia, New Zealand and Mexico. Defending champions Japan will hope to qualify in Group D, which has the United States, Ghana and the Netherlands.

The top two teams in each group will gain automatic qualification to the knockout stage of the competition.

The Falconets have made 10 appearances in the competition, finishing as runners-up in the 2010 and 2014 editions.

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Nigeria’s first match of the competition will be against France, which hosted the 2018 edition.

All group phase and quarter final matches will be played at the Alejandro Morera Soto, which is a hybrid of natural and synthetic grass, called stitched grass. The semi final, final and third place matches will take place at the Estadio Nacional.

 

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