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Nigeria Will be Hosting the 2020 Under-20 Women's World Cup

It is the first African country to be awarded the hosting rights for the tournament by FIFA.

The International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) has awarded the hosting rights for the 10th edition of the Under-20 Women's World Cup to be held in 2020, to Nigeria. According to the Premium Times, sporting officials from Zurich are set to visit Nigeria in August to make an assessment of the country's preparedness in terms of infrastructure and security.

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Nigeria's players celebrate after South Korea scored an own goal during the France 2019 Women's World Cup Group A football match between Nigeria and South Korea, on June 12, 2019, at the Alpes Stadium in Grenoble, central-eastern France. (Photo : JEAN-PIERRE CLATOT/AFP/Getty Images)

Nigeria Claims First 2019 Women's World Cup Victory

The Super Falcons secured a 2-0 win against South Korea.

The Nigerian women's national team just earned their first 2019 World Cup win against South Korea.

After suffering a loss to Norway during their first match over the weekend, the Super Falcons won 2-0 against the South Korean team in a Group A face-off on Wednesday. They earned their first goal after South Korea's Kim Do-yeon scored an own-goal, putting Nigeria in the lead in the game's first half.

The winning goal was scored by 24-year-old Nigerian forward and former Liverpool player, Asisat Oshoala who led a skillfull counter-attack to claim the win for Nigeria.

READ: Women's World Cup: All the Goals, Highlights & Best Clips of South Africa, Nigeria & Cameroon

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