ABUJA, (Xinhua) --
Nigeria on Tuesday called 30 players to
tune up for the FIFA U20 women’s World Cup in Papua New
Guinea in November.
by the Nigeria Football Association (NFF) said the
coaching crew had asked all the invited players to
arrive the training camp in Abuja before Sept. 27.
crew led by Peter Dedevbo has already submitted plans
for the team’s camping and the NFF is also fine-tuning
its arrangements for the competition, the statement
Ghana will represent Africa to compete in the 8th
U20 World Cup scheduled for Nov. 13-Dec. 3.
which won silver at the 2014 edition held in Canada,
will play against Japan, Canada and Spain in the group
Nigeria’s female U17
team tunes up for FIFA World Cup
ABUJA, (Xinhua) --
Nigeria’s female U17 soccer team is still
tuning up for the forthcoming FIFA World Cup in Jordan,
the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) said on its
official website on Saturday.
officially known as Flamingoes, is camping in Abuja, the
Nigerian capital, and “set to take the world by storm”
during the FIFA World Cup which is scheduled to hold
from Sept. 30 to Oct. 21, the statement said.
As part of
their build-up for the competition, the Flamingoes had
played several friendly matches at home.
Group C with Brazil, DPR Korea and England, the Nigerian
team will leave for the competition on Sept. 26.
Nigeria up 3 spots to
64th in latest FIFA rankings
LAGOS, (Xinhua) --
Nigeria on Thursday moved up by three
spots to place 64th in the world in the
September rankings released by Federation of
International Football Associations (FIFA), world’s
football governing body.
the FIFA website, the Nigerian side has 534 points, up
from 513 it had in August when it was placed 67th.
ranking now puts Nigeria in the 14th position
and Belgium maintained first and second place
respectively in the world rankings for another month.
third, followed by Colombia and Brazil.