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Super Falcons of Nigeria to face Japan in friendly

The Super Falcons have a test against the Nadeshiko of Japan 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup winners.

Super Falcons of Nigeria to face Japan in friendly

The Super Falcons of Nigeria will take on the Nadeshiko of Japan in a friendly fixture.

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The friendly encounter between the two nations was announced on Monday, June 20, 2022.

The fixture comes after the Super Falcons participate at the 2022 Africa Women Cup of Nations (AWCON)

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) revealed that the game between the two sides will be a test against one of the premier teams in world football.

The game takes place within one of the FIFA Women International Windows for this year.

It will hold on Thursday, 6th October at the Noevir Stadium, Kobe Misaki Park, Hyogo-ku.

Japan won the 2011 FIFA World Cup in 2011 while the Super Falcons have qualified for every edition of the tournament.

The Super Falcons are nine-time African champions are ranked 39th in the world while Japan are ranked 13th.

The only competitive meeting between the two-teams happened on August, 14 2004 at the Karaiskakis Stadium in Piraeus.

The Nadeshiko lost 1-0 to the Super Falcons in a 2004 Olympic Women’s Football Tournament.

The Super Falcons are preparing for the 2022 AWCON grouped against South Africa, Burundi and Botswana.

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