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2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup: Nigeria to face U.S., Australia, Sweden


Abuja- Nigeria’s Super Falcons have been drawn in Group D with two-times winners U.S., alongside Australia and Sweden, for the 2015 edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada.

The pairing emerged at the draw ceremony held at the Canadian Museum of History in Ottawa, Canada on Saturday.

FIFA’s Secretary General Jérôme Valcke, and FIFA’s Deputy Director of the Competitions Division and Head of Women’s Football, Tatjana Haenni, conducted the draw.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the tournament has been scheduled to hold from June 6 to July 5.

Another African representatives at the tournament, Cote D’Ivoire, were drawn in Group B with two-times winner Germany, Norway and Thailand.

The third African flagbearers, Cameroon, were drawn in Group C with Japan, Switzerland and Ecuador.

Group A of the competition has hosts Canada, China PR, New Zealand and Netherlands, while Brazil, Korea Republic, Spain and Costa Rica will slug it out in Group E.

Group F has France, England, Colombia and Mexico.

NAN reports that Nigeria will open its campaign at the tournament against Sweden on June 8, face Australia on June 12 and tackle the U.S. on June 16.

The 52 matches of “Canada 2015’’ will hold in six cities, namely Ottawa, Moncton, Montreal, Winnipeg, Edmonton and Vancouver.(NAN)

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