2019 Women’s World Cup Draw: Super Falcons Face France, Korea Rep., Norway In Group A

2019 Women’s World Cup Draw: Super Falcons  Face France, Korea Rep., Norway In Group A

The reigning Africa Women’s Cup of Nations Champions, the Super Falcons have been drawn in Group A alongside hosts France, Korea Republic and Norway for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.

The 2019 Women’s World Cup draw took place at the La Seine Musicale on Boulogne-Billancourt in Paris where the opening game will take place.

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South Africa who qualified for their first tournament after reaching the final of the 2018 African Women’s Cup of Nations in Ghana where they eventually lost to Nigeria, will face Germany, China, and Spain in Group B.

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Cameroon who finished third at the AWCON 2019 in Ghana will battle Canada, New Zealand and the Netherlands in Group E of the 2019 Women’s World Cup.

In Group C of the 2019 Women’s World Cup, Australia, Italy, Brazil, and Jamaica will battle for the two available qualifying spots.

Group D houses England, Scotland Argentina, and Japan while Canada, Cameroon, New Zealand, and the Netherlands are in Group E.

USA, Thailand, Chile, and Sweden are in Group E.

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The 8th FIFA Women’s World Cup finals will hold in nine cities in France: Grenoble, Le Havre, Lyon, Montpellier, Nice, Paris, Reims, Rennes, and Valenciennes.

The opening match of France 2019 Women’s World Cup will hold at the impressive Parc des Princes in Paris – a venue that hosted the 1998 FIFA World Cup for men, while the semi-finals and final matches will be played in Lyon.

By Johnny Edward

COMMENTS

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  • Chima E Samuels 1 week ago

    Except for France who will bamboozu us we should be able to win the other duo of Korea and Norway if we get our scoring boots!

    • Adisboy 1 week ago

      My guy it seems you are not up to date in women’s football. All the 3 other teams are at a higher level than the Falcons. We are clearly the underdogs in this group. Norway a former world champion and serial finalist, South Korea currently the second best team in Asia after Japan who are current superpowers and France. The only way we can have a chance of scaling through is by embarking on comprehensive preparations to get us ready. Anything short of that then we’ll be home after 3 matches.

      • Chima E Samuels 1 week ago

        When was the last time Norway made it to the last 4 based on current form this is not the best of Norway and korea republic can be handled if we exhibit the true Nigerian spirit of surprise! Next time check before you disrespect yourself of not being up to date! SMH 

        • @Chima, I how you still recollect the way Super facon plaid in just concluded awcon, our ladies need serious preparation if we don’t want to deceive ourselves.

        • Chima E Samuels 1 week ago

          Yes you’re right the girls played badly and the few chances created were missed by Assisat and co. NFF should prepare the girls well with good friendlies and that coach should play to our strength which is speed and finesse as for the Defense it is very balance. Avoid taking Imo and Chiwendu to Wwc let him go for more clinical finisher like Esther Sunday and Dike. When it comes to experience let him add the controversial Uwak we have missed her decisiveness when the oppositing defense is hard to crack

          • Jones 1 week ago

            The current best female player of the world is from Norway.

          • Chima E Samuels 7 days ago

            So where has she taken Norway to? Who plays to loose against one player?

  • mutum 1 week ago

    wahala dey…all these teams pass our power joor. with our kick n follow pattern,na im be say we go coollect taya. France go spell that our coach long name “wanaabee”

  • The o objectives facing the Super Falcons are quite straightforward, really:

    – Avoid defeat against Norway in their first match on 8 June.

    – Map out a strategy to get the maximum 3 points against South Korea in the second match on 12 June.

    – At this stage, with 4 points from their first 3 matches, the Falcons can afford to lose against France with a respectable margin on 17 June but still qualify for the knockout stage through the skin of their teeth.

    With 4 of the teams that come 3rd in the 6 groups expected to advance to the knockout stage, Dennerby should plot to be one of these teams in a worst case scenario.

    If truth be told, it is going to be tough.

    France are ranked 3, Norway 13 and Korea 14 in the FIFA rankings. The reigning African champions are ranked a distant 39.

    The poorly prepared Falcons have just shown that anything is possible by lifting the AWCON against all odds.

    They will surely need to perform wonders to come out of a group that includes teams far superior than them tactically and way ahead of them in FIFA rankings.p

  • Pompei 1 week ago

    Alarm don blow….. Well, dis is the world cup the girls fought to qualify for. To be the best, you have to beat the best. A very tough group for us, but if you look around the other groups, no moi-moi teams anywhere, except perhaps Jamaica, Thailand and Scotland. Thailand may spring a surprise with muay thai football, lol. But even that will not be enough to save them. So Nigeria has no choice but to bite the bullet. Go big or go home.

    • Pompei, I believe you have just nailed it on the head when you said ‘Nigeria has no choice but to bite the bullet ; go big or go home.’

      That exactly should be the approach of coach Dennerby.

      You see, because four 3rd place teams from each group can qualify for the knockout stages, I believe that if the girls can hit the ground running from their very first match and play with high intensity from the word go, they can survive that group.

      Cast your mind back to the last Women’s world cup 4 years ago, the following teams qualified from their groups having come 3rd on their tables :

      Columbia(4 points):1 win,1 loss,1 draw.
      Holland (4 points):1 win,1 loss,1 draw.
      Switzerland(3 points):1 win,2 losses,0 draw.
      Sweden (3 points): 0 win,0 loss,3 draws.

      Any of the scenarios above can guarantee a safe passage to the second round for the Falcons.

      They have the coach, they have the players and they have an FA (now) willing to back and support them.

      What are now required are the right approach (from the start), right strategies, right mentality, right motivation and right team selections.

      With these in place, any of the scenarios to guarantee at least a healthy 3 finish is very possible.

      Who knows, they could defy the odds and qualify automatically as either the group champions or second placed team – wishful thinking isn’t it?

      • Chima E Samuels 1 week ago

        Placing 3rd might be suicidal because we will be meeting a 1st place team who will happen to be a favorite. I wish we go for an outright win against Norway and Korea I don’t know how it will happen but this is what they are paid for simple!

        • I see where you are coming from however the first in the group might not necessarily be the best team of the same group.

          It may be the team that peaked early.

          Allow me to draw your attention to Nigeria in USA 94.

          We came first from the group and our early Christmas gift for coming 1st was to face the team that came 3rd from group E – mighty Italy.

          Had we come 3rd from our group, we would have faced Romania. Romania were a fantastic side in 1994, no doubt (Hagi and Co.) however I feel that Yekini (of blessed memory) and Co had a far better chance of defeating Romania than Italy.

          Making it out of their group, for me, will be a significant milestone – the first time since 1999 that any Falcons team achieved such. Whatever happens from there will be bonus.

          That is the way I see. We are all welcome to see it differently.

        • @Chima I see where you are coming from however the first in the group might not necessarily be the best team of the same group.

          It may be the team that peaked early.

          Allow me to draw your attention to Nigeria in USA 94.

          We came first from the group and our early Christmas gift for coming 1st was to face the team that came 3rd from group E – mighty Italy.

          Had we come 3rd from our group, we would have faced Romania. Romania were a fantastic side in 1994, no doubt (Hagi and Co.) however I feel that Yekini (of blessed memory) and Co had a far better chance of defeating Romania than Italy.

          Making it out of their group, for me, will be a significant milestone – the first time since 1999 that any Falcons team achieved such. Whatever happens from there will be bonus.

          That is the way I see. We are all welcome to see it differently.

  • Omo9ja 1 week ago

    It is very cleared now that Falcons will make it out of the group by God’s grace.

    Playing against France is an opportunity and is like playing against an African team which will make it easier. I won’t be disturbed about the 8-0 they hammered our ladies lol.

    Simple question we all needed to be answered here. When was the last time Falcons played together as a team before playing against France?
    Long time ago abi? Okidoki, no wahala.

    The same thing occurred in Ghana. Our ladies hasn’t been together for so so long but they responded well at the middle of the championship.

    However, Norway might be tough to be cracked but they know how to handle the Europeans. Therefore, South Korea is not a threat to us because Asians has becoming our regular customers. Akasalika, customer daadani. At least, 6 points awaiting us in that group.

    However, NFF has a role to play if they want some thing different in France next year. I heard Mr. Pinnick said that next year world cup in France is a new era for the Super Falcons and everything is under control. He said he would make sure they get adequate support more than the Super Eagles. Well, let’s wait and see.

    Happy weekend my lovely people. God bless us all. Ire o. God bless Nigeria!!!

  • NIGERIANS una sabi dream o. Keep dreaming guys, reality comes June 2019!

  • Sunnyb 1 week ago

    @Chima Samuel, Bro u funny, common, Nigeria is just going there to make up the numbers, that’s a very tough group.Just my opinion 

    • We will have to wait and see, uncle SunnyB.

      Even international media haven’t written off the chances of the Falcons, so why should we.

      As a matter of fact, other teams are advised to be weary of “the current African Champions”.

      Quoting The Guardian shortly after the draw, Stuart Goodwin wrote: ” Group A:
      It’s a very tricky draw for the hosts France – the world’s No 3-ranked side face the world’s No 13 and 14 teams in Norway and South Korea, while Nigeria were a seriously dangerous Pot 4 pick – they have just won the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations.”

      You see, our ladies were seen as a “seriously dangerous pick” by the seasoned journalist.

      I hope they prove to be the same.

    • Chima E Samuels 1 week ago

      Sunnyb I know but we still have a chance if we get our acts right because these white coaches can sometimes want you to loose against their fellow whites. Else take a look at our team we are filled with individual brilliance from GK to Striker and I expect a good coach to do well with this individual talents who can hold their own against anyone! But with this coach I’m seeking a miracle.

  • Edoman of New Jersey, USA 1 week ago

    Eleven against Eleven girls on the field. It is not a pipe dream to say Nigerian girls will surely come out from this Group. Come on, We will beat Norway & Korea to get 6 points. Preparations will heavily and solely determine our fate in the Group. The fundamentals are there.

  • DjCh 1 week ago

    What matters us that they are represented and not the winning. Same with the Super Eagles in Russia. These girls should be encouraged and not castigated even before the WC start!!!! Too bad. They just need proper serious camping and surprises can spring up. Tomorrow is beyond any man to predict. Don’t you agree?

  • I see where you are coming from however the first in the group might not necessarily be the best team of the same group.

    It may be the team that peaked early.

    Allow me to draw your attention to Nigeria in USA 94.

    We came first from the group and our early Christmas gift for coming 1st was to face the team that came 3rd from group E – mighty Italy.

    Had we come 3rd from our group, we would have faced Romania. Romania were a fantastic side in 1994, no doubt (Hagi and Co.) however I feel that Yekini (of blessed memory) and Co had a far better chance of defeating Romania than Italy.

    Making it out of their group, for me, will be a significant milestone – the first time since 1999 that any Falcons team achieved such. Whatever happens from there will be bonus.

    That is the way I see. We are all welcome to see it differently.

    • BigD 7 days ago

      Yep, we smashed Bulgaria with Hristo Stoichkov who was of a similar level of skill and experience with Georghe Haji. We would have seen them off, same way we should have seen Italy off if not for their “experienced” hachet job on Amuneke by Demetrio Albertini. Robbed us of a very influential midfielder who was bossing the park (in the same way that Matuidi did with Onazi 20 years later in 2014. A light bench was our downfall, nobody of similar skill and talent to bring in.

  • Sunnyb 1 week ago

    @chima Samuel, Bro I hope I’m proven wrong, sometimes is not about these girls like you rightly said, is about the management, the coaching staffs, selecting wrong players for key matches,remembered what happened against Argentina in Russia, the coach starts iheanacho, rest was history. Hopefully these girls will surprise us.