This Monday, England faced Nigeria in the Round of 16 of the 2023 Women’s World Cup in Brisbane, Australia. The Super Falcons failed in the battle against England who therefore reached the quarter-finals.

Like South Africa, Nigeria were also disqualified from the Women’s World Cup quarter-finals after being beaten by England today in a tense game that led to a penalty shootout . (0-0 | 4-2)

The Super Falcons struggled in terms of possession. But they did not give up until the last whistle.

England striker Lauren James couldn’t find the back of the net today. But she was creating chances, doubling up to help her colleagues on the attack on the left side and also involved herself in defensive duties, running back, calmly collecting the ball and distributing in the middle. However, Lauren James was shown a red card after an error and she had to drop her team four minutes from the end of regulation time.

Nigeria, the only African team to qualify for the quarter-finals in this competition tried to do so again while taking advantage of the exit of the England star, but that was not the case.

The Nigerian women’s team has qualified for the World Cup in all its nine editions, but reached the quarter-finals only once, in 1999.

The other African representatives at the FIFA 2023 Women’s World Cup who have also the big challenge are the Moroccans who will face France tomorrow.