England Stun Nigeria in Penalty Shootout After Going Down to 10 Women

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England vs Nigeria
England vs Nigeria

Brisbane, Australia – England advanced to the quarterfinals of the Women’s World Cup on Monday, defeating Nigeria 4-2 in a penalty shootout after the match was tied 1-1 after extra time.

England had Lauren James sent off in the 87th minute for a second yellow card, but they were able to hold on for the draw and then win the shootout.

The shootout was tied 2-2 after five penalties, but England goalkeeper Mary Earps saved Nigeria’s sixth penalty, and Beth Mead converted her penalty to give England the win.

The victory is a major boost for England, who are now one step closer to winning their first Women’s World Cup title. They will face the winner of the match between France and the Netherlands in the quarterfinals.

Here are some additional details about the match:

  • The match was played at the Brisbane Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.
  • The attendance was 23,080.
  • The referee was Stéphanie Frappart of France.
  • England took the lead in the 32nd minute through Beth Mead, but Nigeria equalized in the 82nd minute through Ifeoma Onumonu.
  • England had a chance to win the match in extra time, but Nikita Parris missed a penalty in the 118th minute.
  • The match went to a penalty shootout, which England won 4-2.

The victory is a major boost for England, who are now one step closer to winning their first Women’s World Cup title. They will face the winner of the match between France and the Netherlands in the quarterfinals.

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