France 2018: Falconets To Play Germany, China, Haiti

By Ikenga Chronicles March 9, 2018

France 2018: Falconets To Play Germany, China, Haiti

The Super Falconets have been grouped alongside Germany, China and Haiti in Group D for the France 2018 FIFA U 20 Women’s World Cup in August.

The Falconets who have been dealt with in the past by three-time (2004, 2010, 2014) champions Germany, will have revenge in their minds when they meet at Stade de Marville in Saint-Malo on August 6.

Recall that Germany won their second title when they hosted the tournament in 2010, by defeating Nigeria.

Alexandra Popp’s eight minute strike and Osinachi Ohale’s stoppage time own-goal led Germany to the title at Bielefelder Alm in Bielefeld on August 1, 2010.

The Europeans returned to beat the Falconets 1-0 after extra time to lift the trophy at the 2014 finals hosted by Canada.

Also at the draw in Rennes on Thursday, Ghana were drawn into Group A against France, New Zealand and Holland.

Group B has Korea DPR, England, Mexico and Brazil, while USA, Japan, Paraguay and Spain will battle it out in Group C.

Meanwhile, the Falconets’ coach Christopher Danjuma in his reaction to the draw, said, “We will prepare our team to be mentally ready.

“The group is fair. For any team to qualify to this stage means that they are a strong side.

“But what we need at this level of the World Cup is for the players to be mentally tough and not allow fear no matter who the opponents are.

“We will work as hard as possible because the Nigeria Football Federation is doing all it can to ensure that we have quality preparations.”