Super Falcons of Nigeria will face Australia, Repubilc of Ireland and Canada in the group phase of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup following the draw which took place today in Auckland.
The 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup will be jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand next summer, with the tournament taking place during the months of July and August.
Holders and four-time champions, United States are drawn in the same group with Netherlands, debutants, Vietnam and a play-off winner at the finals in Australia and New Zealand.
“Obviously the teams are tough,” Matildas and Arsenal star Steph Catley told Optus Sport.
Ireland is tricky, we just watched them in a few playoff games and they played really well, defended really well. Canada just won the Olympics and Nigeria has some incredible players too and African teams are really tough to play at major tournaments.
“It’s a tough group but if you want to win, you’ve got to beat everyone. I think obviously Canada is really tough. We played them recently.
“We didn’t have a full squad but they have great players who play in some of the best leagues in the world. That’s one we’ll definitely look at early in terms of our preparation.” She concluded.