England (No. 4 in the FIFA rankings) has reached the quarterfinals of the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia-New Zealand 2023 after defeating Nigeria (No. 40) on penalties despite being outnumbered.
England won 4-2 on penalties after a 0-0 draw through 90 minutes and extra time in the round of 16 at Brisbane Stadium in Australia on Sunday.바카라사이트
The Three Lions, who had earlier finished first in Group D (3 wins, 9 points), advanced to the Round of 16 with a hard-fought victory over Nigeria.
England will play the winner of the Colombia-Jamaica match for a spot in the quarterfinals.
After finishing third in the 2015 edition and fourth in the 2019 edition, England will be looking for their first win at the tournament.
England celebrate after beating Nigeria. AFP=News1
Nigeria, ranked 40th, finished second in Group B (1 win, 2 draws) and made it to the round of 16, where they put up a good fight against England before falling short after a penalty shootout.
As expected, the game was relatively evenly matched. England dominated possession, but Nigeria fought back with their trademark counterattacks.
With the score tied at 0-0, England were thrown a curveball when Lauren James was sent off in the 32nd minute.
In the end, neither team could find the back of the net until the 90th minute, and neither team scored in extra time.
The tie came down to penalty kicks.
England got off to a shaky start when their number one kicker, Georgia Stanway, missed, but calmly converted their second through fifth kicks.
Australia beat Denmark to reach the quarter-finals ⓒ AFP=News1
Nigeria, on the other hand, were unable to make up for the misses of their first and second kickers and were eliminated.
Hosts Australia (12th) beat Denmark (15th) 2-0 in the round of 16 match at Accor Stadium in Sydney, Australia.
Australia, who entered the round of 16 as the top-ranked team in Group B (2-1-1), earned a comfortable win over Denmark, who finished second in Group D (2-1-1).
Caitlin Fuld opened the scoring in the 29th minute and Haley Lasso added a goal in the 25th minute to seal the win.
The Socceroos will meet the winner of the France-Morocco match on Nov. 12 in the quarterfinals.