The Super Falcons of Nigeria are set to begin their campaign in the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. Their first match will be against Canada on July 21st at the Melbourne Rectangular Stadium. They will then face Australia six days later and Ireland on the last day of July at Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium.
Securing one of the top two spots in the group is crucial for the Falcons, as only the winner and runner-up will advance to the knockout stages. However, the Super Falcons will have to overcome some of the most formidable players from their opponents in the group stage.
One of their opponents, Australia, boasts of Samantha Kerr, who is considered one of the best forwards in women’s soccer. The 29-year-old captain played a crucial role in Chelsea’s League and Cup triumphs in the just-concluded season, scoring 30 goals for the West London side.
Canada’s Christine Sinclair is another formidable player to watch out for. The 40-year-old forward is the captain of the national team and the National women’s soccer league club Portland Thorns FC. She’s the world’s all-time leader for International goals scored for men or women, with 190 goals and more than 300 caps.
Ireland’s Katie Mccabe is also a player to watch out for. The 27-year-old can operate as a left-back, a left-winger, or a left-midfielder and has been among the best players for the Arsenal women’s team in recent years. She is also the captain of the Republic of Ireland national women’s team.
Despite facing opponents with world-class players, the Super Falcons also have their own formidable player in Barcelona feminine striker Asisat Oshoala. The 28-year-old has been one of the best players in women’s soccer in recent years, and her five goals in the Champions League last season were crucial to her club’s second European victory in three years.
In conclusion, the Super Falcons will have to overcome some of the most formidable players from their opponents in the group stage of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup. However, they also have their own formidable player in Asisat Oshoala, and if they can play to their strengths, they have a chance of securing one of the top two spots in the group and advancing to the knockout stages.