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Women’s World Cup Kicks Off Friday In France

Friday marks another important day in football- the first whistle will blow to kick off Women’s World Cup 2019 edition in France and for the whole month football enthusiasts will enjoy an action packed entertainment.

Since goals are the name of the game in football, this world cup will feature 27 referees and three are African women , including Rwanda’s Mukansanga Radia Salma and the 38-year-old Ethiopian Lydia Tafesse.

Africa is sending three strong teams including; Nigeria, South Africa and Cameroon.

In Group A, Nigeria, reigning African champions, will have to beware of the Blues.

The French won 8-0 in a friendly against the Super Falcons. Other opponents of this group: Norway and South Korea.

In Group B, South African women will face defending Olympic champion, Germany, Spain and China.

For Group E, Cameroon will play against Canada, the Netherlands and New Zealand.

This world cup that runs from June 7 to July 7 will be comprised of 24 teams playing 52 matches in nine host cities: Grenoble, Le Havre, Lyon, Montpellier, Nice, Paris, Reims, Rennes and Valenciennes.

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