Tuesday, August 8, 2023

England defeated Nigeria on penalties to advance to the Women's World Cup quarterfinals

 NEW DELHI: Britain got their spot in the quarter-finals of the Ladies' Reality Cup subsequent to overcoming Nigeria 4-2 on punishments in Brisbane on Monday. The last-16 match had finished in a goalless draw toward the finish of additional time, prompting a strained shootout.

Chloe Kelly ended up being the legend, scoring the triumphant punishment that sent the European bosses, Britain, into the last eight. Their next rivals will be either Colombia or Jamaica, setting up an intriguing quarter-last conflict.


During the guideline time, Britain confronted difficulties when one of their players was shipped off. Forward Lauren James, who had been the group's top scorer with three objectives in the gathering stage, got a red card in the 87th moment for a cantankerous stamp on the rear of Michelle Alonzi after a knot between the two players. Subsequently, Britain played with 10 ladies all through the additional time.

Regardless of the weakness of being a player down, Britain showed assurance and levelheadedness during the punishment shootout. Beth Britain, Rachel Daly and Alex Greenwood additionally changed over their punishments, adding to Britain's hard-battled triumph.


The emotional match displayed the versatility and ability of the English group, who presently anticipate their next challenge in the Ladies' Reality Cup quarter-finals.

Britain started off a bad foot in the punishment shootout when Georgia Stanway terminated wide, yet Want Oparanozie couldn't make use and missed with a practically indistinguishable exertion.

Beth Britain committed no error, however Nigeria's Michelle Alozie shot far over top to give Britain a benefit they never gave up, fixing the success when Chloe Kelly smoothly changed over.

The Lionesses, who last year brought home the European Title at a stuffed Wembley Arena in London, were supposed to win easily against the world's 40th positioned group.


The Nigerians, notwithstanding, have displayed in this World Cup that they have the game to challenge anyone.

They dazed has Australia in the gathering stage, exploiting their speed in the progress to score a 3-2 win.

What's more, they utilized similar strategies against Britain, whose back three were consistently uncovered by the Nigerian assault.

Britain had begun the match unequivocally and shaken Nigeria in the initial clashes as the Lionesses found a lot of room out wide.

They additionally controlled belonging, finishing 173 passes in the primary half to Nigeria's 83.

Be that as it may, it was the Nigerians who looked the most risky and they gave the European heroes a genuine dread on various events.

Britain conceived Ashleigh Plumptre had two brilliant opportunities to open the scoring, the main coming in the sixteenth moment when a strike from fresh collided with the crossbar.

A moment later she constrained a fine jumping save from Mary Earps.

The Nigerians had eight shots at objective in the principal half, three more than Britain, whose most obvious opportunity tumbled to Alessia Russo in the 23rd moment.

The last part followed a similar example as the first, Britain ruling belonging however Nigeria looking the more hazardous.

Britain had a brilliant opportunity to seal the coordinate with 15 minutes left exclusively for Chiamaka Nnadozie to pull off a fine save from Rachel Daly's strong header.

The game unavoidably went to additional consistently Nigeria looked in all likelihood, Michele Alozie and Oshoala both going close, yet neither one of the groups could break the gridlock.

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