England, reigning European champions, qualified for the quarterfinals of the Women’s World Cup against Nigeria.
England won their pass to the quarterfinals on Monday after beating Nigeria 4-2 in a penalty shootout in a match that ended regulation time and extra time with a goalless draw.
The current European champions and firm candidates for the world title were left with one less player from minute 87, when Lauren James, star of the duel against China, saw a direct red card for a stomp on Alozie, which deprives her of playing the next round of the championship, in which he will face the winner of the match between Colombia-Jamaica.
United States, Germany, Canada, Brazil… The tournament, the first with 32 participants, was full of surprises for the favourites, who found themselves exposed to much tougher competition than expected.
For their part, Australia also advanced after beating Denmark 2-0 in Sydney. The co-hosts will face either France or Morocco in Brisbane on Saturday.
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