Flamingos To Face Dominican Republic, Ecuador, New Zealand

Nigeria’s U-17 Women’s football team, the Flamingos, have been drawn along side hosts Dominican Republic, Ecuador and New Zealand in Group A for the upcoming FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in October.

The Flamingos, who are a regular fixture in the tournament, will be looking to improve on its previous performances and make a deep run in the competition. Nigeria also be aiming to build on its strong tradition in youth tournaments.

Kenya, making their debut in the tournament, face a challenging Group C. They will compete against North Korea, Mexico and England. Despite being newcomers, the Kenyan side will be eager to make their mark on the global stage.

Zambia rounds out the African contingent in Group D, where they will face 2014 champions Japan, Poland and Brazil. The Zambians will need to be at their best to progress from this competitive group.

The tournament presents a significant opportunity for these African sides to showcase their talent and continue the continent’s growing influence in women’s football.

Reigning champions Spain begin their title defence in Group B, facing the USA, South Korea and Colombia. The Spanish side will be looking to replicate their success from the 2022 edition.

The FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup kicks off on October 16th, with the final scheduled for November 3rd in Santo Domingo. This edition marks the last time the competition will host 16 nations, with the 2025 tournament in Morocco expanding to 24 teams.

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