The Super Falcons dropped from 38th to 39th position in the latest FIFA ranking.

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have firmed up two tournaments for the Super Falcons in China and Cyprus to kick start their World Cup preparations, federation President, Amaju Pinnick has said.

“Presently, we have firmed up two tournaments in China and Cyprus for the team, and we are talking with a few countries and organizers for matches and tournaments. We will give the Head Coach and his team the necessary support to prepare the team adequately for the competition,” said Amaju after Saturday’s world cup draw.

On Saturday, the Falcons who are Africa Champions were drawn against host nation, France, Norway and Korea Republic in Group A in what experts of the game have described as a tough draw.

“The Koreans are very technical and have pace but we will confront them with our physical strength, ability and pace of our own and we have a great chance in there. I know the Norway team, more than they know us or can hope to know us. At the end of the day, it would come down to preparations. We must prepare very hard and then take it one match at a time during the finals,” the Swedish tactician said at the mixed zone following the ceremony.

The 8th FIFA Women’s World Cup finals will take place in nine French cities between 7th June and 7th July 2019.

Nigeria’s first match of the finals will be against Norway in Reims on 8th June, before they play Korea Republic in Grenoble on 12th June. Their last match of the group phase is against hosts France in Rennes on 17th June.

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