The Super Falcons of Nigeria have failed to advance to the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 quarter-finals after they lost to England following a dramatic penalty shoot-out.
The two nations failed to find the back of the net in 90 minutes, and after 30 minutes of extra time.
Following a red card to Lauren James for stamping on the back of Nigeria player Michelle Alozie, England women were reduced to 10 few minutes before the end of 90 minutes. However , a defensive display from England took the game to extra time before a penalty shootout. England won 4 -2 on penalties. Desire Oparanozie and Michelle Alozie lost the spot kick for Nigeria.
England will either face Colombia or Jamaica in the quarter-finals of the tournament.