Super Falcons Gear Up For World Cup Opponents Announcement

On Saturday, December 8, 2018, Super Falcons of Nigeria will know their group rivals at next year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup in France.

The draw ceremony for the 8th edition of FIFA Women Football competition will be staged this weekend at La Seine Musicale in Paris.

Les Bleus of France coach, Didier Deschamps, Brazilian midfielder Kaka, ex-Manchester United striker Luis Saha and former England women’s player Alex Scott will be among the array of stars to conduct the draws.

Nigeria, South Africa, and Cameroon are Africa’s representatives for the biggest women’s football tournament which will hold between June 7 and July 7 in France.

The Super Falcons have been part of every edition of the tournament since its inception in 1991.

The team’s best outing was at the 1999 edition in the USA where the girls made it all the way to the Quarterfinals before kissing the exit door following a 4-3 defeat by Brazil after Extra time.

Interestingly only Nigeria and Ghana represented the continent at that edition with the Black Queens crashing out in the group stage losing two matches and drawing one.

FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 Qualified Countries:

Africa: Cameroon, Nigeria, South Africa

Asia: Australia, China PR, Japan, Korea Republic, Thailand

Europe: England, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Scotland, Spain, Sweden

North, Central American and Caribbean: Canada, Jamaica, USA

Oceania: New Zealand

South America: Argentina, Brazil, Chile