FIFA Women’s World Cup: Super Falcons drawn in tough group

Nigeria’s national women team, the Super Falcons, now have their work cut out having literally been placed in the “Group of Death” at next year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup billed to take place in Canada from June 6-July 5, 2015.

The African Champions in Group D are placed alongside former champions United States, Sweden and Australia.

The Nigerian women team are far behind in rankings put side by side by their group foes.

The reigning Africa Champions whose best outing at the female Mundial was in 1999 in the United States, will be starting their campaign against Sweden who are one of the best female football playing nations in the World.

Cameroon one of the other African team sat the World Cup are in Group C where they will slug it out against defending Champions Japan, Switzerland and Ecuador.

Debutants Ivory Coast who are Africa’s third flag bearers are in Group B with Norway, Germany and Thailand.

Incidentally, the Ivorians are the least ranked amongst the 24 teams that will be on parade in next year’s Women’s World Cup to be played across six Canadian cities

Groups:

Group A

Canada

China PR

New Zealand

Netherlands

Group B

Germany

Cote d’Ivoire

Norway

Thailand

Group C

Japan

Switzerland

Cameroon

Ecuador

Group D

United States

Australia

Sweden

Nigeria

Group E

Brazil

Korea Republic

Spain

Costa Rica

Group F

France

England

Colombia

Mexico


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  • Bambam

    Blame it all on Ayatollah Tinubu..he needs to let go and give peace a chance!!

  • #PrayForNigeria

    Clear Political Vendetta!!!!!!!

  • Remi

    The reason why Saraki is being tried for an “offence” he
    committed “twelve years ago” has to do with the act of a God called Nemesis.
    Nemesis is a slow-acting God, who never fails to listen to those who petition
    her, especially when such petitioners persist with their petitions. And, when she decides that it is time to act,
    her hands are so long that it is able to stretch through time, notwithstanding
    time elapsed, and bring the “offender to “justice”, regardless of their status
    or “good” political deeds. Right from his days at the Societe Generale Bank of
    Nigeria (SGBN) through to his stewardship as Governor of Kwara state and up to
    his Senate Presidency, Saraki has always been trailed by unanswered and
    unresolved allegations of corruption. The truth is that, his “victims” – the poor
    people of Nigeria, and more especially, Kwara state who, in their droves, trustingly
    deposited their monies in SGBN in the belief that it was “safe” in the hands of
    one of their “own”; the hapless civil servants and pensioners of Kwara state,
    who do not get paid their stipends regularly on account of Saraki’s mess and his
    stranglehold of their State – are surely not petitioning Nemesis for favour on
    Saraki’s behalf.

    Before history is re-written out of recognition, it is
    pertinent to point out that the Senate (APC) caucus had already determined her
    candidate democratically by a vote; and the only problem was just that some minority
    APC Senators did not like the result. So, they chose to cut a deal with the
    opposition.

    Whatever we may think about the powers of the Code of
    Conduct Tribunal (CCT) to try Saraki, is purely academic now; as the highest
    Court in the land had decided that the CCT could try Saraki. And, in the final analysis, Saraki will come
    out stronger if he is able to successfully defend himself against those charges
    and it is only then that he can shout persecution.

    While all in the APC were shouting Change in 2015, that
    slogan meant different things to the different peoples shouting it. One group
    was shouting Change because they were fed up with the system and they believed that,
    in Buhari, they had found the change agent; while the other group were doing so
    for purely opportunistic and survivalist reasons. Saraki belonged to the latter
    group, and had he tarried a while in the PDP, his electoral fortunes would have
    been quite different to what it is today. Actually, he got re-elected and took
    control of Kwara state, once more, largely on the wings of the Buhari effect, than
    based on anything he did right in that State.

    Finally, in what Court(s) were all these “cases” by “hatchet
    men” intending to stop Buhari’s presidential bid filed and who were the “Lawyers”
    hired to “defend” Buhari?