Nigeria’s Falconets face Burundi in FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup qualifiers


The Falconets, Nigeria’s national under-20 women’s football team, have been drawn to face Burundi in the second round of the 2024 FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup qualifiers.

The draw was officially conducted by the Confederation of African Football on Thursday in Cairo, Egypt.

The first six nations with the lowest rankings will take centre stage in a round-robin format between September 1 and September 10. The winners from this round will then move on to the second round of the qualifiers.

Nigeria, semi-finalists at the last edition of the global competition, face Burundi while Ghana await the winners of the clash between Togo and Guinea Bissau.

These second qualifying round matches will take place between October 6 and October 15, with the winners heading to the third round of qualifiers scheduled for November 12 to November 19, 2023.

The four countries will then face each other in a round-robin format to determine two representatives for Africa at the FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup.

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