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2023 WWC: England Thrash China 6-1, Set Up Round Of 16 Clash With Super Falcons

2023 WWC: England Thrash China 6-1, Set Up Round Of 16 Clash With Super Falcons

Nigeria’s Super Falcons will take on European champions Three Lionesses of England in the last 16 of the 2023 FIFA women’s World Cup.

The round of 16 clash, which will be played on Monday August 7, was confirmed after England thrashed China 6-1 in their final Group D game on Tuesday.

The win took England to nine points after three games and also top of the group.

Lauren James, younger sister of Chelsea defender Reece James, was the star of the match as she bagged a brace and provided three assists.

Also read: 2023 WWC:’We Keep Going’ –Eguavoen Hails Falcons Win Over Ireland

The Falcons booked their place in the knockout round after playing 0-0 draw with debutants Republic of Ireland on Monday.

The first time the Falcons played England at the World Cup was in the group stage of the 1995 edition in Sweden.

England triumphed 3-2 and inflicted a second defeat on the Falcons in the group stage of the 1995 World Cup.

Meanwhile, co-hosts Australia who finished ahead of the Falcons in Group B will take on Denmark in the round of 16.

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  • Hey!!hey! These people will yawaje ni o (destroy us) 

    Anyway, what God cannot do does not exist. 

    Let’s hope. 

  • We should beat England If we use the same Line up we used against Australia. Kindly Note from Hence forth Oshoala should be utilized as a Super Sub when the oppositions legs are Heavy she is not good enough as a starting player.

    • MONKEY POST 11 months ago

      @UGO na PEGAN Abi and ATHEIST na them full this FORUM o..



      I was going through the other THREAD and I was SHOCKED even ME that is not VERY RELIGIOUS…



  • England has only lost once in 37 matches. Nigeria are unbeaten in 7 matches. Nigeria survived Olympic champions Canada. Can they get one over the European champions after scoring only 3 goals in nearly 5 hours of WC football against an opponent yet to concede in open play? Monday awaits. In football, unpredictability is the buzz word

  • MONKEY POST 11 months ago

    @UGO na PEGAN Abi and ATHEIST na them full this FORUM o..



    I was going through the other THREAD and I was SHOCKED even ME that is not VERY RELIGIOUS…



    • I am yet to see an upset in this WC. Morocco’s victory over Korea was like a blind man leading the blind. Columbian victory over Germany was like for like lol. The boys are already giving way for the men to thrive. For me, beating England would be the major upset than the Aussies match. Who scores only one goal from 15 corners as Australia did against us? Sweden scored 3 out of 5 goals against Italy from corners. It is better we let our girls know the level of mountain they’d climb against England so they can shock the world. Encouraging them that they can do it get as e be oh

      • MONKEY POST 11 months ago

        Nice one @SLY but in every CIRCUMSTANCES It’s WISE to be REALISTIC but VERY FOOLISH to count GOD out…

  • I see Australia dancing all my ladies kukere oya jakajo, for beating Canada to avoid England. Toooo super falcon anything is possible in the world of football sha. Statistically England will carry the day but again anything is possible.

  • Jaybee 11 months ago

    This is going to be a herculean task for the SF. The English women team is very organized, fast, and clinical in front of goals. There is going to be a lot of defending from the SF and let’s kid ourselves, the English team is solid.
    Something that has been conspicuously missing among our girls is “Football Intelligence – aka common sense”. Waldrum should go back and watch England’s three matches in their group and come up with a selection that can curtail their onslaught.

    However, having said all of this, anything can happen in Soccer and it is never over until it is actually and absolutely over. I wish the SF success on Monday.

  • pompei 11 months ago

    England looked good today against a China team that simply was not at the races. England were sharp, hungry, and well drilled. China played a match to forget. Errors all over the place. The last error by their goalie resulting in England’s 6th goal aptly summed up their day. To call that a school girl error is an insult to school girls.
    James is England’s danger woman. Great ball striking technique, like her brother Reece. Ucheibe and Ayinde will have their hands full against her.
    England have James as their midfield creator in chief. Nigeria has Toni Payne.
    England are beatable, of course. But it will take a lot to beat them! One thing we can’t afford against the 3 Lionesses is profligacy in front of goal.
    To beat England, we must keep it tight defensively, and take our chances when they come.

  • Edoman 11 months ago

    Yes, we can. Nigerian girls can do it if only they believe. If we could beat Australia in their own backyard, who is saying our girls cannot beat England?

  • Ayphillydegreat 11 months ago

    The only real test England had in this tournament was Denmark and the game was pretty close. Denmark could’ve scored when an header it the post. Haiti gave them a tough time and China weren’t that good in this tournament. 

    SuperFalcons have been tested all through the group stage. They came out unbeaten. It’s a whole week to the game both teams will have enough time to perfect their strategies. On paper it’s a difficult matchup for the SuperFalcons against the European champions, but anything is possible in football particularly female football. As long as our ladies don’t quiver as they’re not scared of any team, I will appreciate every effort they put in.

  • pompei 11 months ago

    BTW, U.S. escaped elimination today by the width of a goal post. A dying minute effort from Portugal hit the U.S. upright. If the ball had travelled by a cat’s whisker to the left, it would have gone in.
    And that would have been lights out for the U.S. at the world cup.
    Former player Carli Lloyd said the player of the match was the goal post. Hahahaha! The goalpost stood tall and proud as it saved America’s behind from an early world cup exit.
    A few questions are now being asked about this U.S. team. A team that was hyped to the highest heavens, and portrayed as poised to steamroll every opponent that was unfortunate enough to meet them. Now, after 3 lacklustre matches, the hype has waned, and reality is setting in.

  • Papafem 11 months ago

    I believe in this team strongly. I haven’t been afraid that they will lose against any team since that match with Australia. What we need is better organization and fighting for the second balls. We should be more purposeful with possession and decisive in front of the goal. Defensively, England has a tough challenge against us. The Lionesses haven’t faced a team as solid defensively as ours with Falcon’s defensive rigidity. If we can find a way to be more clinical and composed with possession, the match against England will be just like any other match we’ve played so far.

    I’ve also noticed in the three matches that SF has a way of imposing their style of play on their opponents. Even teams with high intensity like The Republic of Ireland often ended up playing according to our dictates. Whenever we decide to attack, we look extremely dangerous, as seen against Australia and the Irish girls when Onumonu and Monday came in. Even against Canada, we had our moments. So, I’m not afraid going into the match against the English girls. I’m feeling hopeful and optimistic.

  • Akanlo Ede 11 months ago

    Let our keeper train well on pk taking and saving ball too as well as other players should play pk while in training and depecting it on 7 of august

  • Omo9ja 11 months ago

    Most of us don’t get it. The name “England” is what the whole world is scared of, but the team, in particular, is very weak.

    I am very sure of one thing. Super Falcons will beat the English team by God’s grace if they do one thing. What it is, they should not be scared of England or any team.

    By doing so, Super Falcons will deal with the English team.

    I am not bothered about the outcome of the England last match. Their opponent was soaked in pressure because of the name “England,” and if Super Falcons followed the same low mentality or played the way they played against Canada, then Falcons would collect wotowoto against England.

    Falcons have to defend as a team and attack as a unit with a perfect combination of players. By doing so, the victory is our by God’s grace.

    England played against a weaker side today, and they will believe that they can do the same against Nigeria and if Falcons put their hearts together and the coaching crew by selecting the right players for the match, England is beatable.

    Onumonu and Asisat Oshoala must not start the match.

    Coach Waldrum should not listen to NFF in terms of selection.

    As long as Oshoala and Onumonu don’t start the match, then there’s hope.

    I am so happy that we are playing the English team, and I am super excited that Ashley Plumptre will be on the pitch against England also.

    If we win that match, Ashley will be super happy.

    Coach Waldrum, please follow our advice. We have to beat this England in this tournament because this is a perfect time to do it because the English team is not in good shape at the moment.

    Nobody should judge the English team based on their last game, but rather, they should go back and watch their matches before the World Cup and their previous matches in this tournament. By doing so, people will understand me much better.

    Good luck to our Super Falcons. No shaking. We are winning by the grace of God. Ire o. God bless Nigeria!!!

  • William the conqueror 11 months ago

    England go chop am wotowoto. Believe it.

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