India 2022: Flamingos begin World Cup campaign against hard nuts, Germany


U 17 WWC Flamingos fall to Fenerbahce in friendly

The seventh edition of the FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup finals begin in India on Tuesday, with Nigeria’s U17 girls, Flamingos saddled with one of the hardest nuts to crack, Germany, as their first opponents.

Both countries take to the Pandit Jawaharlal Stadium in Goa as from 8pm India time (4pm Nigeria time) in what is the second match of Group B, at the same time as hosts India take on USA at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar in what is the official opening match of the competition.

Earlier, as from 12.30pm Nigeria time, Nigeria’s group B opponents Chile and New Zealand will clash in Goa, while group A teams Morocco and Brazil also battle it out in Bhubaneswar.

The biennial competition for the world’s teenage girl-child, launched in New Zealand in 2008, did not take place in the year 2020 as a result of the global coronavirus pandemic.

At the last edition held in Uruguay in 2018, Germany scooped most of the individual honours, with Clàudia Pina emerging…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper