Posted by FIFA on Friday, March 9, 2018 Under: Sport
No less than three former finalists of the competition are in Pool D: PR China, Nigeria and Germany. The latter two have even met twice in the finals, in 2010 and in 2014. In other words, Group D will be up. But Haiti, which will take its first steps in a FIFA stamped women's tournament, knows how to beat the odds to believe its qualifying!
The teams: Haiti | RP China | Nigeria | Germany |
Nigeria - Germany
A shock of entry into Group D! It will take place in Saint-Malo on August 6th. Nigeria and Germany are in the group stage, after having met several times and especially in the finals of Germany 2010 and Canada 2014 ... two matches won by the Europeans. There will be revenge this summer.
Did you know ?
By winning its ticket for France 2018, Haiti not only obtained its first participation in a Women's World Cup, all categories combined, but also became the first Caribbean selection to achieve this feat.
4 - Four countries can boast of having missed only one edition of the tournament. Nigeria and Germany are part of this quartet, which is completed by Brazil and the United States.
"We knew that, whatever our opponents, we would have some work to do, we are happy to be here and delighted with the draw!" - Marc Collat, Haiti coach
"It's a complicated group, but all of them are, I'm happy to play in Saint-Malo, it's a pretty city, we'll be playing Nigeria first, and this match is a testament to the group's difficulty. ... we faced them twice in the final! " - Maren Meinert, coach of Germany
"As soon as I start a competition, I assume that I have the ability to win, so I'm confident and optimistic about our chances.
in this group "- Peter Bonde, China PR coach
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