FIFA India 2022: Nigeria’s Flamingos to face Germany, others


Nigeria's Flamingoes

By Aderonke Ojo

Nigeria’s national under-17 women’s team were on Friday drawn in Group B of this year’s FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup finals in India.

The Flamingos were drawn alongside women’s football powerhouse Germany, Chile and New Zealand.

The draw  was held at the Home of FIFA in Zurich, Switzerland.

India, the game host is in Group A with powerhouses U.S. and Brazil, as well as African representatives Morocco.

Cup holders Spain, Colombia, Mexico and China make up Group C, while Group D has Japan, Tanzania, Canada and France.

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Officially, India and the U.S. will kick off the tournament inside the Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar at 8 p.m. India time on Oct. 11.

The Flamingos, who missed the last tournament in Uruguay in 2018, will have a great re-integration party as they confront Germany at 8 p.m. India time on Oct. 11.

The match which will be held at the same time as the opening match will hold at the Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Goa.

Nigeria’s other matches are against New Zealand on Oct. 14 (4.30 p.m.), also at the Nehru Stadium in Goa.

They will be up against Chile at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar on Oct. 17 (4.30 p.m).


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