Nigeria Faces England In Women’s World Cup Knockout Stage

By Chidi Nwoke, Abuja.

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The Super Falcons of Nigeria will face a fierce battle against the three Lionesses of England in the second round of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

Nigeria qualified for the round of 16 on Monday after securing a 0-0 draw with the Republic of Ireland. The Super Falcons finished Group B in second place behind co-hosts Australia.

England put in their best performance of the FIFA Women’s World Cup on Tuesday, thrashing China 6-1 to march into the last 16 as Group D winners.

The three Lionesses of England.

The match will take place on the 7th of August at the Suncorp Stadium in Milton, Australia. The encounter promises to be a highly entertaining clash as both sides remain unbeaten so far in the competition.

The Super Falcons will be weary of England star Lauren James, who has been in fine form so far at the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

She became the first England player to be directly involved in 5+ goals in a game at the Men’s or Women’s FIFA World Cup.

However, Super Falcons forward Rasheedat Ajibade, said the team is limitless and can achieve anything they put their mind to as the fearless Nigerian ladies prepare for an uphill task against England.

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