U-20 World Cup Draws: Nigeria’s Falconets to Face Spain, Canada, Japan

francisca ordega and oshoala_dailymail uk Nigeria’s Falconets have been drawn in group B alongside Canada, Japan and Spain at the 2016 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Papua New Guinea in November after Thursday’s draw in Zurich, Switzerland.

The team finished runner-up at the last edition of the competition in Canada after they narrowly lost the final 2-0 against Germany, with star players like Asisat Oshoala.

Nigeria will begin its campaign with an opening encounter against Japan at the Sir John Guise Stadium in Port Moresby on November 13 before facing Canada in their second match on November 16. They will conclude their last group game against Spain at the Sir Hubert Murray Stadium, Port Moresby, November 20.

Two teams are expected to qualify from the group of which the Falconets are tipped as favorites to qualify to the knockout stages.

In group A, host Papua New Guinea will slug it out with Brazil, North Korea and Sweden while Ghana, will face a stern test as they have been grouped with USA, France and New Zealand in group C.

Holders Germany are in Group D along with Mexico, Venezuela and Korea Republic.