Women’s World Cup 2019: African champions Super Falcons will face hosts France

African champions the Super Falcons of Nigeria have been drawn in Group A of the 2019 Women’s World Cup where they will face the hosts France.

The Super Falcons won a ninth continental title out of 11 editions last weekend, beating South Africa on penalties in the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations final – and will also face South Korea and Norway at next year’s global showpiece event.

Debutants South Africa will play in Group B alongside Germany, China and Spain.

Cameroon are in Group E alongside Canada, New Zealand and the Netherlands.

In other interesting match-ups, England will face neighbours Scotland in Group D, a group which also includes Argentina and Japan.

Defending champions the United States will take on Sweden, Thailand and Chile in Group F, and Jamaica – who are also debutants – will face Australia, Italy and Brazil in Group C.

The 2019 Fifa Women’s World Cup will be held in France from 7 June to 7 July, with hosts France facing South Korea in the opening game on 7 June in Paris.

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