Nigeria has been drawn alongside Brazil, England and Korea DPR in Group C of the preliminary round of the Fifa World U17 Women’s Championship in Jordan.
The draw was overseen by the President of the Jordanian Football Association, His Highness Prince Ali bin Hussein at the Al-Hussein Cultural Centre in downtown Amman, Goal reports.
Notable 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 – gave a hand at the event.
Defending champions Japan will battle it out with Ghana, Paraguay and the United States of America in Group D.
Debutantes Cameroon got a tough Group B that has Germany, Canada and Venezuela, while 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 holds between 30 September and 21 October, 2016.
The Complete Draw
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