By Felix Onojaiyefe
Republic of Ireland women coach Vera Pauw, says her team has no fear for Super Falcons of Nigeria.
The Irish women are making their first appearance in the World Cup.They will face co-hosts, Australia, Olympic champions, Canada and Nigeria in Group B.
Pauw’s side will face the Super Falcons in their final group game at the Lang Park, Brisbane on July 31.
It will be the first meeting between both countries at the international level.
“It’s a bit of a shame that we’re drawn in the toughest teams in Pot 4 in Nigeria, but we won’t fear anyone. It’s a tough group but a very exciting one”, she said.
“That opening game [versus Australia], wow – it’s fantastic. There’s a huge Irish community in Australia and I think a lot of people over there will face a bit of a dilemma over who they support in that one,”Pauw told news men.
The Super Falcons will take on Olympic Champions Canada on July 21 and then face co-hosts Australia July 27, before taking on the Irish.

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