Falcons To Test European Opposition In Cyprus


Nigeria’s female national team, Super Falcons are set to have extensive knowledge of European opposition in their second phase of their build-up to the FIFA Women’s Women World Cup in France, as they are billed to face Belgium, Austria and Slovakia in the 2019 Cyprus Cup.

Footballlive.ng gathered that the competition, which will hold from February 25 to March 7, will be the second for the Falcons in their build-up to France 2019, as they will first take part in a four-nation invitational billed for China next month.

At the Mundial in June, the Falcons will face hosts France, Norway and Korea Republic, but the second phase of their build-up programme appears to concentrate mostly on European tactics and opposition.

That, though, will come after they play Canada, South Korea and China in an earlier competition billed for The Oriental Nation next month, which will put emphasis on Asian opposition, without any from Europe.

Time will eventually show the effect of the Falcons’ build-up plan, as the team will move to Austria for the last phase of camping ahead of their trip to France, thereby keeping the angle about concentrating a lot more on European opposition.

It could mean the Falcons’ Swedish coach, Thomas Dennerby is already worrying more about hosts, France and former champions Norway in Group A, while taking little thought about giant killing Korea.


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