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Falconets advance in U-20 Women’s Cup qualifiers as Mauritius withdraw



MAURITIUS have withdrawn from the 2024 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup qualifiers, paving the way for Nigeria’s Falconets to progress to the next round.

The Mauritius Football Association has given notice to the Confederation of African Football of the withdrawal of the country’s U-20 women national team from the qualifying series.

“Kindly note that CAF was informed of the withdrawal of Mauritius FA from the African qualifiers of FIFA U-20 WWC 2024. Consequently, Nigeria is qualified to the next round of the competition and the missions of all officials of matches 37 & 38 are cancelled,” CAF wrote to the Nigeria Football Federation.

The Falconets were to due fly to Mauritius next week for the first leg in Saint Pierre, with the return leg scheduled for the MKO Abiola National Stadium, Abuja on October 14.

With this situation, 2022 U-20 Women’s World Cup quarter-finalists Nigeria now await their opponents in the next round of the qualification series.

The Falconets are the most successful African team in the tournament’s history, reaching the final in 2010 and 2014, and the semi-finals in 2012.


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