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Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Jordan 2016: It’s Nigeria, Brazil, England agai

PIC. 14. THE CAPTAIN OF NIGERIA’S U-17 WOMEN NATIONAL TEAM, RASHEEDAT AJIBADE (2ND-L), INTRODUCING HER TEAM MATES TO THE MINISTER OF YOUTH AND SPORTS, MR SOLOMON DALUNG, BEFORE HER SIDE’S FIRST LEG, FIRST ROUND MATCH OF THE QUALIFYING SERIES FOR JORDAN 2016 FIFA U-17 WOMEN WORLD CUP AGAINST THE BABY GLADIATORS OF NAMIBIA, AT THE NATIONAL STADIUM IN ABUJA ON SATURDAY (9/1/16). THE FLAMINGOES WON 4-0. 
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Nigeria’s U-17 women team, Flamingoes will face Brazil, England and Korea Democratic Peoples Republic in the preliminary rounds of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Jordan.
At the draw held at the Al-Hussein Cultural Centre in downtown Amman, yesterday Flamingoes were drawn into Group C which could pass for the tournament’s ‘group of death’. The group also reminds one of New Zealand 2008, where Nigeria, England and Brazil were equally in the same group.
Flamingoes,it would be recalled, lost 0-1 to England and drew 2-2 with Brazil in New Zealand where they failed to come out of the group stage.
Nigeria will face Brazil in the opening match of the competition on October 1, 2016 at the King Abdullah Stadium before meeting England on October 4 at the King Abdullah Stadium , then Korea DPR on October 8 at Amman International Stadium.
2012 bronze medalist, Ghana will test her might against defending champion Japan , Paraguay and the United States of America in Group D.
Another Africa flag bearer and debutant in the tournament, Cameroon , is in a tough zone that has Germany, Canada and Venezuela in Group B while host Jordan is in Group A alongside Spain, Mexico and New Zealand .
Nigeria has reached the quarter –finals in the last three editions of the competition (Trinidad and Tobago 2010, Azerbaijan 2012 and Costa Rica 2014).
The competition will take place across three venues – Amman, Irbid and Zarqa between 30 September and 21 October, 2016.