Nigeria’s quest to go beyond the quarter-final stage at the 5th FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup received a major jolt yesterday in Jordan when the Flamingoes were drawn against Brazil, England and Korea DPR.
The draw which took place at the Al-Hussein Cultural Centre in downtown Amman was overseen by His Highness Prince Ali bin Hussein, the President of the Jordanian Football Association. Nigeria’s Coach Bala Nikyu was one of the guests at the draw ceremony.
The Flamingoes have never failed to qualify for the FIFA U-17 championship. They have reached the quarter-finals in the last three editions of the competition (Trinidad and Tobago 2010, Azerbaijan 2012 and Costa Rica 2014).
Jordan 2016 will be Brazil’s fourth FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup outing and their return to the competition following their failure to qualify for Costa Rica 2014.
Defending champions, Japan are drawn in Group D alongside one of Africa’s flagbearers, Ghana, USA and Paraguay.
The competition will take place across three venues – Amman, Irbid and Zarqa between 30 September and 21 October, 2016.
The Groups
Group A: Jordan, Spain, Mexico, New Zealand
Group B: Venezuela, Germany, Cameroon, Canada
Group C: Nigeria, Brazil, England, Korea DPR
Group D: USA, Paraguay, Ghana, Japan

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