May 29, 2024

Just in: Nigeria’s Super Falcons lose to England on penalties despite brilliant performance

Nigeria’s Super Falcons have been dumped out of the FIFA Women’s World Cup after they lost 4-2 on penalties to England.

The Nigerian girls put up a brave performance against England, holding them 0-0 throughout the game.

England was on the verge of a World Cup exit as they struggled against a brilliant Nigerian side.

The game got worse for the English team after they lost Lauren James to a red card late in the game.

She will now miss the quarter-final, and more games if football governing body, FIFA, decides to punish her further after the red card.

The game was later decided through a penalty shootout with a Georgia Stanway miss, but this was followed by two further misses from the Super Falcons to hand the Lionesses the pass to the next round.

England scored the remainder of their spot kicks as Chloe Kelly completed the job for the Lionesses and booked a quarter-final spot, where they will face either Jamaica or Colombia.

The round of 16 will be decided from August 5 to August 8 with eight games being played across Australia and New Zealand.

The quarter-finals, which will be played in Wellington, Auckland, Brisbane and Sydney, are scheduled for August 11 and 12.

The first semi-final takes place on August 15 in Auckland, with the other semi-final taking the center stage on August 16 at the Accor Stadium in Sydney, which will then host the final on August 20.

The bronze medal tie will be played on August 19, 24 hours before the final, in Brisbane.

 

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