Thursday, June 16, 2011

Nigeria heads for World Cup

Less than two weeks to go to the FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011 (what a mouthful). This week's posts are given over to profiling some of the teams and players.
Question of the tournament: will Germany get their three-in-a-row?

African champions 2010
Nigeria's women's team, the Super Falcons, are a dominant force in African football, having won the African championships six out of the seven tournaments. But haven't done so well in the world cup:

1991 Round 1
1995 Round 1
1999 Quarter-final
2003 Round 1
2007 Round 1
2011 Group A

Nigeria was involved in a strange controversy with another team who qualified this year, Equatorial Guinea, on accusations of playing men. The wonderful world of soccer. And I found a brilliant blog Women's Soccer Africa if you want to read about the other teams, or get more detail on Nigeria.
They play their first game on June 26th against France.

Getting really close now, do you have a team yet? ( Can you tell Ireland isn't playing?! Not really sure who to support)

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