Women’s World Cup: FIFA formally welcomes Super Falcons to France

By Harry Awurumibe

Dr. Alhosani talking to the Super Falcons on anti-doping.

The world football governing body, FIFA this Wednesday formally welcomed African champions, Nigeria to the 8th FIFA Women’s World Cup finals which will kick off in less than two day.

In a session at their Hotel Mercure Reims Centre Cathedral, players and officially performed the ‘Welcome’ ritual and were taken through the rules of the game by FIFA official Sandra Hunt.

A second session, on anti-doping, was guided by Dr. Rheema Alhosani.

The sessions were conducted after the Super Falcons’ first training session in Reims which lasted for 90 minutes.

The 8th FIFA Women’s World Cup finals will kick off on Friday with a clash between France and Korea Republic at the Parc des Princes in Paris. Matches will also take place in Grenoble, Le Havre, Lyon, Montpellier, Nice, Reims, Rennes and Valenciennes.

Nigeria file out on Saturday evening against Norway at the Stade Auguste Delaune in Reims, and will tackle Korea Republic at the Stade des Alpes in Grenoble on June 12, before taking on France at the Roazhon Park in Rennes on June 17.


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