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The Flamingos drawn in Group A for 2024 FIFA U-17 women’s world Cup

The Flamingos drawn in Group A for 2024 FIFA U-17 women's world Cup

The Nigeria’s U-17 women’s national team known as the Flamingos who will be participating in this year’s FIFA U-17 women’s World Cup in Dominican Republic has been drawn in group A alongside the host nation Dominican Republic, Ecuador and New Zealand.

This is the first time Dominican Republic will be hosting a FIFA tournament which is set to kick start from October 16 to November 3, 2024.

The Nigerian girls qualified for the FIFA U-17 tournament after beating West African side Liberia 6-1 on aggregate in the final qualifiers game.

The Nigeria’s U-17 women’s team under head Coach Bankole Olowookere will be aiming high in this year’s tournament as they hope to make the country proud in Dominican Republic

Other African representatives in this year’s FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup tournament Kenya and Zambia were also drawn in the group C & Group D respectively. Kenya will be facing formal champions Korea DPR, Mexico and England in group C while Zambia also face formal winner Japan, Poland & Brazil in group D.

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The defending champions Spain who won the tournament in 2022 will face USA, Korean Republic & Colombia in group B.

Sixteen teams will be looking to follow the footsteps of formal champions DPR Korea, Korea Republic,France, Japan and Spain as they competes to lift this year FIFA U-17 women’s World Cup trophy in Dominican Republic. Each of the sixteen nations that will be participating in the U-17 women’s tournament now knows their groups and the teams they will be facing as the final is set to take place on 3 November in the Dominican Republic capital.

Below are the details of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World cup draws, Dominican Republic 2024:

1. Group A:

Dominican Republic, Ecuador, New Zealand, Nigeria

2. Group B:

Spain, USA, Korea Republic, Colombia

3. Group C:

Korea DPR, Mexico, Kenya, England

4. Group D:

Japan, Poland, Brazil, Zambia

According to the official statement, “This will be the Dominican Republic’s first appearance at a FIFA women’s showpiece, and it comes at a time when the national football scene is on a high.

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“The nation was represented at the FIFA U-20 World Cup™ for the first time last year, and the men’s Olympic squad are primed for their maiden campaign in Paris 2024. Tickets for U-17 Women’s World Cup 2024 will go on sale on 27 August.”

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