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Falconets in pot 2, set to know World Cup opponents on Thursday

Nigeria’s U20 ladies, Falconets will on Thursday know which opponents they’d have to cope with in the group stage of this yr’s FIFA U20 Ladies’s World Cup finals, because the draw ceremony takes place on the Teatro Nacional (Nationwide Theatre) in San José, the capital of Costa Rica.

All of the 16 collaborating international locations on the event scheduled for tenth – twenty eighth August at the moment are identified, with Nigeria’s Falconets and Ghana’s Black Maidens to fly Africa’s flag.

Solely 4 international locations, specifically Germany, Brazil, USA and Nigeria have performed in all editions of the FIFA U20 Ladies’s World Cup for the reason that competitors was launched as an U19 championship in Canada 20 years in the past. Germany have gained the championship thrice (2004, 2010 and 2014); USA have gained thrice (2002, 2008 and 2012) whereas Nigeria have twice reached the Ultimate, shedding to Germany in 2010 and 2014.

Ghana, Africa’s different flagbearers, have reached the FIFA U20 Ladies’s World Cup on 5 earlier events, crashing out at group stage every time.

This yr’s finals will likely be performed on the identical two venues that hosted the FIFA U17 Ladies’s World Cup in 2014: Estadio Nacional in San José and the Morera Solo Stadium in Alajuera.

Thursday’s draw ceremony coincides with the 100 Days To Go particular occasion of this yr’s championship, which has as slogan Vamos Juntas (Let’s Do It Collectively).

Nigeria have been positioned in Pot 2 for the aim of the draw. Spain are the defending champions, after beating Mexico 2-1 in the 2018 remaining in Montevideo, Uruguay. New Zealand picked the bronze medals.


AFRICA: Nigeria, Ghana

ASIA: Australia, Japan, Korea Republic

CONCACAF: Costa Rica, Canada, Mexico, USA

OCEANIA: New Zealand

EUROPE: Germany, France, The Netherlands, Spain

CONMEBOL: Brazil, Colombia


Pot 1: Costa Rica, Germany, Japan, France

Pot 2: Nigeria, Spain, USA, Mexico

Pot 3: South Korea, Ghana, New Zealand, Brazil

Pot 4: The Netherlands, Canada, Colombia, Australia

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