The Nigeria U17 women’s team have been handed tough opponents at next year’s Fifa U-17 Women’s World Cup slated for Costa RicaNigeria U17 Women team will face Mexico, China PR and Columbia in the first round of the 2014 Fifa U17 Women World Cup.
The draw held at the Antigua Aduana in San Jose, Costa Rica, placed the Bala Nkiyu girls in Group D alongside the tough female football playing nations.
Costa Rica will play Venezuela in the opening match of the Fifa U-17 Women’s World Cup Costa Rica 2014 on 15 March 2014.
The standout section is arguably Group B, which pits the 2012 runners-up, Korea DPR – champions of the inaugural edition in 2008 – against Germany, Ghana and Canada.
The tournament will be played across four stadiums, three in San Jose and another in Liberia, between March 15 and April 4 2014.
Nigeria faces China PR in their first game of the tournament on March 16, 2013 in San Jose.
Draw in Full
Group A: Costa Rica, Venezuela, Italy, Zambia
Group B: Ghana, Korea DPR, Germany, Canada
Group C: New Zealand, Paraguay, Spain, Japan
Group D:Mexico, Colombia, China PR, Nigeria ---------------- goal.com