By Victor Kanayo
World Soccer Governing physique, FIFA on Friday confirmed the varied 16 groups slated to take part throughout this 12 months’s girls under-20 World Cup which kicks off Wednesday August 10, 2022 in Costa Rica.
Like different collaborating nations, FIFA has confirmed Nigeria’s match fixtures, dates, time and venues.
Based on the fixtures, Nigeria U-20 feminine crew, Falconets, considered one of Africa’s representatives paired in Teams C, will start their World Cup marketing campaign on Thursday 11 August in opposition to European energy home, France.
The match which will probably be performed by 6pm will maintain on the San Jose Estadio Nacional.
The Chris Danjunma-led girls will play their second match in opposition to Korea Republic on Sunday, August 14 in Alajuela Morera Soto by 2pm.
The 2010 and 2014 finalists will spherical off their group stage preliminaries on August 17 in opposition to Canada by 8pm.
On the 2014 championship in Canada, Nigeria topped a bunch involving Korea Republic, beating the Koreans 2-1 in a bunch part match.
France completed in third place on the similar competitors as Nigeria completed as runners-up.
The Flamingos have already departed the shores of the nation for 2022 international Championship.
Coach Chris Danjuma had picked crew captain Oluwatosin Demehin and 20 others – an awesome majority of whom have been concerned within the prolonged qualifying sequence – to put on Nigeria’s colors on the 19 –day championship.
The Falconets needed to scale the hurdles offered by Central African Republic, Republic of Congo, Cameroon and Senegal, successful six of seven matches (they solely drew with Cameroon in Douala) to be eligible to fly Africa’s flag as soon as extra on the finals in central America.
Germany, who’ve additionally received the competitors thrice, together with 2010 and 2014 after they beat Nigeria within the ultimate, will play Colombia, New Zealand and Mexico in Group B.
Africa’s different flagbearers Ghana are up in opposition to Cup holders Japan, The Netherlands and three–time champions United States of America in Group D.
Host nation Costa Rica will play the opening match in opposition to Australia on Wednesday, August 10.
All group part and quarter ultimate matches will probably be performed on the Alejandro Morera Soto, which is a hybrid of pure and artificial grass, referred to as stitched grass. The semi ultimate, ultimate and third place matches will happen on the Estadio Nacional.