Head Coach of Nigeria’s Super Falcons, Thomas Dennerby has insisted that his team has a good chance of making it beyond the group stage at the next year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup to be held in France.
At the draws held over the weekend in Paris, the Falcons were drawn into a group which many analysts have described as the Group of Death alongside hosts, France, Norway and Korea Republic.
The nine-time African champions have made it past the group stage only once in the history of the Women’s World Cup and face a herculean task in Group A against some of the super powers in women’s football.
“I think we have a good chance to get to the knock-out stage,” Dennerby’s quick take on the FIFA Twitter handle concerning Nigeria’s Group in the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup read.
The Nigerian ladies will begin their France 2019 campaign against Korea Republic on Saturday, June 8 at the Stade Auguste-Delaune in Reims. Their next fixture will be against Norway on Wednesday, June 12 at the Stade des Alpes, Grenoble.
They will then face France in their last group game on Monday, June 17 at the Roazhon Park in Rennes.
The winners and runners-up from the six groups at the World Cup will automatically progress to the knock out stage while the four best third-placed teams will join them in the round of 16.