World Cup foes for Banyana, Falcons, Lionesses emerge on Saturday

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Photo: CAFonline.com
Photo: CAFonline.com

Cameroon, Nigeria and South Africa will know their group stage opponents this Saturday when the draw for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup takes place at the La Seine Musicale on the island of Île Seguin, Boulogne-Billancourt in France.

Nigeria’s Super Falcons go into the draw as African champions after claiming their ninth title at the expense of South Africa’s Banyana Banyana.

For Banyana Banyana it is their first appearance at the biggest football showpiece for the women on the back of an impressive outing at the recently-concluded Women’s AFCON in Ghana where they succumbed to the Falcons via penalties on the final day.

Cameroon’s Indomitable Lionesses came through as the continent’s third representatives after defeating Mali in the losers’ final at the Women’s AFCON.

The Falcons are up the ladder as one of seven teams to have appeared in all eight editions of the women’s World Cup alongside the USA, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Brazil and Japan.

The Lionesses will be in France for only their second appearance.

However the three African nations have been drawn in Pot 4 for the draw.

The women’s World Cup will take place across nine cities in France between June 7 and July 7 next year.

ALL THE 24 FINALISTS

AFRICA: Nigeria, South Africa, Cameroon

ASIA: Australia, China, Japan, Korea Republic, Thailand

EUROPE: England, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Norway, Scotland, Spain, Sweden

NORTH & CENTRAL AMERICA: Canada, Jamaica, USA

SOUTH AMERICA: Argentina, Brazil, Chile

OCEANIA: New Zealand

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