Super Falcons of Nigeria will take on South Korea and Japan senior women national teams in two different international friendly matches in preparations for the FIFA World Cup in Australia next year.
This was revealed by an official of Nigeria Football Federation who pleaded anonymity, said, the Super Falcons will play two friendly matches in October, a month after playing the World Cup defending champions, USA in two header friendly matches on September 3rd and 8th, to fill the FIFA window for international matches.
Before then, Super Falcons who finished in a disappointing fourth position at the just-concluded African Women Nations Cup in Morocco will use the friendly matches to rejig their squad ahead of the eighth FIFA Women World Cup in Australia.
The previous eight FIFA Women’s World Cup tournaments have been won by four national teams.
The United States have won four times, and are the current champions after winning it at the 2019 tournament in France. The other winners are Germany, with two titles, and Japan and Norway with one title each.
Six countries have hosted the Women’s World Cup. China and the United States have each hosted the tournament twice, while Canada, France, Germany, and Sweden have each hosted it once.
Australia and New Zealand will host the competition in 2023, making it the first edition to be held in the Southern Hemisphere.
BY JERRY APELEOKHAI