Fifa U17 Women's World Cup: Draw Pairs Nigeria with Brazil, England and Korea DPR

Bala Nikyu's girls have been handed a relatively tough group in the preliminary stages of the 2016 U17 Women's World Cup billed for Jordan

Nigeria will face Brazil, England and Korea DPR in Group C of the preliminary round of the Fifa World U17 Championship in Jordan.

The draw event took place at the Al-Hussein Cultural Centre in downtown Amman, overseen by His Highness Prince Ali bin Hussein, the President of the Jordanian Football Association.

Tatjana Haenni, the deputy director of Fifa’s competitions division and head of women’s competitions, gave a brief explanation of the draw procedure and the way teams are assigned to pots based on four levels of performance record.

Immediately, the draw then started, with the help of four Jordanian sportswomen, Maha Barghouthi, Dana Haider, Stephanie Al Naber and Yasmeen Khair, in addition to Samar Nassar, the CEO of the Fifa U17 Women's World Cup Local Organising Committee.

Defending champions Japan will slug it out against Ghana, Paraguay and the United States of America in Group D.

Debutants Cameroon are in a tough zone that has Germany, Canada and Venezuela in Group B.

Elsewhere, hosts Jordan will try Spain, Mexico and New Zealand for size in Group A.

The Flamingos will face Brazil U17 in the opening match of the competition on October 1, 2016 at the King Abdullah Stadium before meeting England on October 4 (King Abdullah Stadium), then Korea DPR on October 8 (Amman International Stadium).

The competition will take place across three venues – Amman, Irbid and Zarqa between 30 September and 21 October, 2016.

 

DRAW IN FULL

Group A: Jordan, Spain, Mexico, New Zealand

Group B: Venezuela, Germany, Cameroon, Canada

Group C: Nigeria, Brazil, England, Korea DPR

Group D: USA, Paraguay, Ghana, Japan