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Super Falcons land in France for Women's World Cup

10:48 GMT+4 05/06/2019
Super Falcons in France for World Cup
Thomas Dennerby's charges are getting ready for their eighth outing at the global showpiece

The Nigeria women's national team landed in France for the 2019 Fifa Women's World Cup scheduled to start on June 7.

The nine-time African Women's Cup of Nations winners arrived in the European country via the Charles de Gaulle International Airport, Paris on Tuesday evening.

On arriving from Austria, where they had their final preparatory camp they immediately travelled to Reims - the host city of their opening match against Norway.

Thomas Dennerby's strong 23-player squad, including captain Desire Oparanozie, Uchenna Kanu and Asisat Oshoala are in France for the event.

In the buildup to the tournament, the Super Falcons started their preparations in January, having five campings and played 14 friendlies, including three European club sides.

France-bound sides China, Thailand and Canada were among the top countries the African queens played in their tune-up for the showpiece. 

Nigeria will look to better their previous best, progressing past the quarter-finals for the first time since 1999.
 
Dennerby, who led his native Sweden to third place in 2011, will hope to ensure the west Africans get past the group stage for the first time in five attempts.  

After Saturday's tie with 1995 winners at Stade Auguste-Delaune, they will take on South Korea on June 12 before hosts France on June 17.