For the FIFA Women’s World Cup that will take place in 2019, the Super Falcons of Nigeria have been placed in the same group as the host team, Australia, and the previous two CONCACAF champions.
At the Aotea Centre in Auckland, New Zealand, the 32 participant countries were grouped into eight groups (A-H), each with four teams.
Nigeria is placed in the “difficult” Group B, which also includes Canada, Ireland, and Australia, the host country and three-time quarterfinalist.
Nine-time African champions and ever-present participant Super Falcons have been drawn in Group B of the 2023 @FIFAWWC 🏆 draw held earlier today in Auckland.
— NGSuper_Falcons (@NGSuper_Falcons) October 22, 2022
In their opening match of the group, the Super Falcons—who have taken part in every FIFA Women’s World Cup since it began in 1991—will host the Canadians.
As the current African champions after becoming the first team in history to win the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations in July, South Africa will represent the continent on the international stage.
Group G includes Banyana Banyana, Argentina, Sweden, a team that has reached the quarterfinals twice, and Italy.
Zambia, another African participant in the competition, will be in Group C with Spain, Costa Rica, and Japan, the Tournament’s 2011 victor.
Debutants Morocco have been placed in Group H, which also includes Germany, Colombia, and South Korea, two-time champions.
From 20 July to 20 August, ten separate locations in nine different cities in Australia and New Zealand will host the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
Read the complete draw in full detail listed below;
2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup Draw
Group A: New Zealand, Norway, Philippines and Switzerland.
Group B: Australia, Ireland, Nigeria and Canada.
Group C: Spain, Costa Rica, Zambia and Japan.
Group D: England, Denmark, China and Playoff B winners.
Group E: USA, Vietnam, Holland and Playoff A winners.
Group F: France, Jamaica, Brazil and Playoff C winners.
Group G: Sweden, South Africa, Italy, Argentina.
Group H: Germany, Morocco, Colombia and South Korea.