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Sports News of Thursday, 31 May 2018


Uruguay and Ghana to open FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup

The national under-17 female team, the Black Maidens, would play host nation Uruguay in the opening game of the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) U-17 Women’s World Cup in Uruguay.

This was announced at the official draw for the competition, held at the Home of FIFA, in Zurich.

The match would be played November 13 in Montevideo, with New Zealand taking on tournament debutants Finland in the same section.

Defending champions Korea DPR, would open up against Germany in Colonia.

The draw was attended by Sarai Bareman, FIFA's Chief Women's Football Officer, and Rafael Fernandez, president of the Local Organising Committee. Sarai Bareman and Jaime Yarza, FIFA Head of Tournaments, carried out the draw procedures. Both were assisted by official tournament ambassador Deyna Castellanos (Venezuela) and FIFA Legend Niko Kranjcar (Croatia).

The competition will be held in three stadiums, in Colonia del Sacramento, Maldonado and Montevideo.