Maidens handed tough World Cup draw

11 years ago

Ghana handed tough draw for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Azerbaijan 2012 as the Black Maidens make their third straight appearance at the World Cup.

The official draw in Baku on Friday for the 16 qualified nations placed Mas-Ud Didi Dramani’s Black Maidens in Group D alongside Uruguay, China PR and Germany.

Hosts, Azerbaijan will play the opening match against Colombia in Baku on 22 September.

The tournament will take place between 22 September and 13 October in Baku and Lankaran. The top two finishers from each group will advance to the quarter-finals.

The teams were drawn into the following groups:

Group A: Azerbaijan, Colombia, Nigeria, Canada

Group B: France, USA, Korea DPR, Gambia

Group C: Mexico, New Zealand, Brazil, Japan

Group D: Uruguay, China PR, Ghana, Germany