Women's World Cup 2019: Super Falcons of Nigeria to face Norway in first match

Women's World Cup 2019: Super Falcons of Nigeria to face Norway in first match

- Women's World Cup 2019 will start on Friday, June 7, with France facing South Korea

- They are both in Group A alongside Nigeria and Norway who will meet on Saturday, June 8

- USA are the reigning champions of the Women's World Cup after winning the last tournament in Canada

The 2019 Women's World Cup will start on Friday, June 7, when the hosts France play South Korea in what is expected to be a tough opening match.

Women's 2019 World Cup in France is expected to be played for a month in which the final of the championship will be played in Lyon on July 7.

24 nations will take part in the tournament which splits across six groups of four.

There are nine from Europe, four from Asia, three each from Africa, South America and collectively from North America and the Caribbean, and two from Oceania.

USA generally remain favorites to retain the title they won for a third time in Canada in 2015. They have the most experienced and recognizable squad, and a tradition of winning.

Nigerian football fans will be hoping the Super Falcons do well in this year's World Cup as they are in a group where they will face Norway, South Korea and host nation France.

Super Falcons will play their first match of this championship against Norway on Saturday night, June 8, and a win for them will brighten their chance of reaching the knock out stage.

Nigeria's best show at the Women's World Cup in their past seven outings was when they reached the quarter-final in 1999.

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Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Nigeria's Super Falcons on Monday afternoon, April 8, continued with their preparations for the 2019 World Cup by losing against Canada 2-1 in a friendly match played at the Pinatar Arena in Spain.

Super Falcons escaped conceding a goal in the 9th minute after Beckie failed to connect with Prince's powerful cross which would have given the Canadians the lead.

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