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FIFA Ladies’s World Cup 2023: How NFF ready Falcons with 29 matches in 29 months


Following what was typically perceived as a below-par efficiency by the Tremendous Falcons on the 8th FIFA Ladies’s World Cup finals in France, with a 3-0 defeat by Germany within the Spherical of 16, the Nigeria Soccer Federation drew up a deliberate and strategic plan to adequately put together the group for the biggest-ever match scheduled for Australia and New Zealand.

For 29 months, beginning in February 2021, the Tremendous Falcons performed a complete of 29 matches throughout 5 continents of the world, previous to the graduation of the 9th FIFA Ladies’s World Cup finals in Down Underneath.

The unprecedented preparation began with the Turkish Ladies’s Cup match in February 2021, the place the Falcons defeated their counterparts from Uzbekistan and Equatorial Guinea (the latter acquired a 9-0 hiding), in addition to the ladies’s group of CSKA Moscow soccer membership.

Three months later, the Falcons performed three matches on the USWNT Summer season Collection in america of America, earlier than that includes within the Aisha Buhari Cup in Lagos and coursing by means of the qualification matches for the 12th Ladies Africa Cup of Nations Morocco 2022. 

The group additionally performed two matches towards the Canada Ladies Nationwide Group in Vancouver and Victoria Metropolis in April 2022, earlier than taking in six matches on the Ladies AFCON in Morocco. 

They returned to america in September 2022 for 2 matches towards four-time world champions USA, flew to Japan to duel with Nadeshiko and flew the world over to play three matches within the Revelation Cup Event in Mexico in February 2023. Two months later, they landed in Turkey for 2 matches towards Haiti and New Zealand, earlier than a ultimate tenting kick-about with Lions FC of Brisbane in Gold Coast 5 days earlier than Australia and New Zealand 2023 kicked off.

ALL THE SUPER FALCONS’ MATCHES BEFORE FWWC 2023

18/02/21 – Turkey: Nigeria 1-0 CSKA Moscow Ladies

20/02/21 – Turkey: Nigeria 1-0 Uzbekistan

23/02/21 – Turkey: Nigeria 9-0 Equatorial Guinea

10/06/21 – USA:     Jamaica 1-0 Nigeria

14/06/21 – USA:     Portugal 3-3 Nigeria

17/06/21 – USA:     USA 2-0 Nigeria

15/09/21 – Lagos:   Nigeria 2-0 Mali

21/09/21 – Lagos:   Nigeria 2-4 South Africa

20/10/21 – Lagos:   Nigeria 2-0 Ghana

24/10/21 – Accra:   Ghana 1-0 Nigeria

18/02/22 – Abuja:   Nigeria 2-0 Cote d’Ivoire 

23/02/22 – Abuja:   Cote d’Ivoire 0-1 Nigeria

09/04/22 – Canada: Canada 2-0 Nigeria

12/04/22 – Canada: Canada 2-2 Nigeria

04/07/22 – Morocco: Nigeria 1-2 South Africa

07/07/22 – Morocco: Botswana 0-2 Nigeria

10/07/22 – Morocco: Nigeria 4-0 Burundi

14/07/22 – Morocco: Cameroon 0-1 Nigeria

18/07/22 – Morocco: Morocco 1-1 Nigeria (Morocco win on penalties)

22/07/22 – Morocco: Nigeria 0-1 Zambia

03/09/22 – USA:       USA 4-0 Nigeria

06/09/22 – USA:       USA 2-1 Nigeria

06/10/22 – Japan:      Japan 2-0 Nigeria

15/02/23 – Mexico:   Mexico 1-0 Nigeria

18/02/23 – Mexico:   Colombia 1-0 Nigeria

22/02/23 – Mexico:   Nigeria 1-0 Costa Rica

07/04/23 – Turkey:   Nigeria 2-1 Haiti

11/04/23 – Turkey:   New Zealand 0-3 Nigeria

15/07/23 – Australia: Nigeria 8-1 Lions FC

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