2019 Women’s World Cup: Dennerby Confident Nigeria Will Qualify From Tough Group A

2019 Women’s World Cup: Dennerby Confident Nigeria Will Qualify From Tough Group A

Super Falcons head coach, Thomas Dennerby, insists his team have a good chance of making it beyond the group stage at the next year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup in France despite being in a tough Group A with hosts France, Norway and Korea Republic, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.

The draw ceremony for the 2019 Women’s World Cup tournament took place on Saturday in Paris.

The nine – time African champions have made it past the group stage only once in the history of the Women’s World Cup, and face a daunting task in Group A against some of the super powers in women’s football.

But Dennerby, a Swede, is confident his team can scale through the hurdle and progress further in the competition.

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“I think we have a good chance to get to the knock-out stage,” reads a Dennerby’s quick take on the FIFA Twitter handle concerning Nigeria’s Group in the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

The Nigerian ladies will begin their France 2019 campaign against Korea Republic on Saturday, June 8 at the Stade Auguste-Delaune, Reims.

Their next fixture will be against Norway on Wednesday, June 12 at the Stade des Alpes, Grenoble.

Dennerby’s charges will be up against hosts France in their last group game on Monday, June 17 at the Roazhon Park, Rennes. And the Nigerian ladies are now expected to start preparation in earnest ahead of their Wold Cup campaign.

The winner and runner-up from the six groups of France 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup will automatically progress to the round of 16.

The four third-placed teams to accumulate the most points will also advance to the knockout stage along with the group winners and second-place finishers.

The 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup will be held in 10 different stadiums across nine different cities in France.

The competion will run from June 7, 2019 to July 7, 2019 .

By Adeboye Amosu

COMMENTS

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  • PeePee 6 months ago

    Preparation is key. The NFF should keep the team busy from now till June when the tournament starts. Netherlands is in group E, also consisting of Cameroon; which means, they will be glad to play us in a friendly. Same thing as Germany, who are in same group with South Africa. These will offer us a great preparation against France. Likewise, China is also in group B with South Africa and am sure they will be glad to give us a friendly as that will give us a hint about South Korea. Finally, our coach is a Swede and he understands the Scandinavian style of football very well; which is mainly solid defense and more of long balls into the opponent’s area. Hopefully, he can arrange a friendly against Sweden as that will give us a perfect preparation against the Norwegians.
    Our coach is not bad, just that our team is yet to adapt to his style. This is where the NFF comes in, friendly games. Our team has a good chance of progressing,at least,as one of the best losers. It all depends on the NFF.

  • Jensen Josh 6 months ago

    Pele oo
    Oga dennerby,you will come to social media to make mouth..
    Your team that struggled against Rsa is the team you will use to defeat France and Norway?
    Let’s see how it goes

    • Kelvin 6 months ago

      What if he takes us out of the group will you stop commenting in this forum?

    • Nigeria will be better prepared (they will take part in two warm up tournaments in the run up to the world cup proper), they will also see 5 regulars (including Courtney Dike) returning to the squad who were missing from the camp prior to the AWCON. Dont forget we only prepared two and a half weeks for AWCON and have only played one warmup match since 2017. We will be better prepared and stronger for the world cup.

      Also the best player in the world has pulled out of the world cup. Norway without Ada Hegerberg is like Argentina without Messi, still strong, but depleted.

      https://www.allnigeriasoccer.com/read_news.php?nid=30288

  • Omo9ja 6 months ago

    This is what our Super Falcons needed from the coach. Yeah, they needs the encouragement from the coach. This is the confidence coach Rohr is lacking right now. I was Mr. Rohrs no1 fan but I saw it at the world cup that Oga Rohr needed assistant coaches but all the coaches that working with him are not up to the task. We should thank God if he wins the next Afcon.

    Dennerby however said he has played against Super Falcons before and he knew what the team have to do before the world cup in France.

    Therefore, What does Nigeria did differently against Brazil in Atlanta 96 Olympics game? They believed in God, they believed in themselves and in their coach and Jo B has never said to the team that dream team were young and they can not win against Brazil.

    Even, if you know that your team have a slim opportunity to beat their opponents as a good coach, you have to find a way to bring the best out of your team. I believed if NFF says yes we are ready to prepared Falcons for the championship, Falcons can beat any team in France next year.

    Football is the simple game to play if you have all the fundamental of the game in your locker. At least if this coach failed in France, he haven’t putting his players down in front of their opponents. I like him for doing that.

    More so, this man have proven his worth in Africa and now, he wants to go out there in France to proved to us that he wants to do his thing in a simple way but if he fails like Rohr did in Russia chai, I will talk.

    With what I saw in Super Falcons team in Ghana, the never say die spirit in that team is too much for any team to handle. For this reason, Super Falcons would surprised us in a good way comes in June next year in France. God bless Nigeria!!!

  • The Coach should invite more young and skilful vibrant players to compete for places
    to bring out the best in them in their preparation towards France. Up Super Falcon Up Naija.