–Okon’s team begins in tough Group D
Super Falcons of Nigeria have been drawn in Group D of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup which takes place in Canada, alongside United States, Australia and Sweden.
The ceremony which was held at the Canadian Museum of History in Ottawa, saw the seven-time African Women’s Championship winners drawn in the ”Group Of Death.”
The other 20 teams in the tournament are drawn into five groups of four teams each.
Hosts, Canada were the seeded team in Group A and would play its first two matches in Edmonton. The hosts now know that they will lock horns with China PR in the opening match on 6 June, before taking on New Zealand and the Netherlands.
Former champions Germany head into Group B along with Norway, Thailand and Cote D’Ivoire.
Reigning champions Japan were placed in Group C and will get their campaign underway in Vancouver, as will section rivals Switzerland, Cameroon and Ecuador. Group E is a tricky one with Brazil, Spain, Korea Republic and Costa Rica all contesting for second round slot.
Group F features France, England, Colombia and Mexico.
The 52 scheduled matches for the 8th edition of the tournament will be between 6 June and 5 July in six host cities, namely Ottawa, Moncton, Montreal, Winnipeg, Edmonton and Vancouver.