Nigeria's Super Falcons set up clash with England in FIFA Women's World Cup Round of 16

Nigeria's Super Falcons set up clash with England in FIFA Women's World Cup Round of 16

  • Nigeria's Super Falcons will lock horns with European champions England in the Round of 16 match at the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup.

Nigeria's journey in Group B was filled with several historic moments as they finished in the second spot behind Australia.

Their campaign comprised two draws and one impressive victory, culminating in a total of five points.

The Super Falcons came tantalisingly close to clinching the group's top position, but a draw against Ireland in their final match prevented them from achieving that coveted spot.

Now, the former African champions face a Herculean task as they brace themselves to challenge England, who have been on fire throughout the tournament.

The Three Lionesses demonstrated their prowess by conquering Group D, bagging nine impressive points with three resounding victories.

The latest of which, a breathtaking 6-1 triumph over China, undoubtedly solidified their position as one of the tournament's powerhouses.

Mark your calendars for the 7th of August when these two football giants will go head-to-head at the prestigious Brisbane Stadium in Brisbane.

The Super Falcons know that they are up against England's golden generation of players, the same squad that recently lifted the Euros trophy. Eager to build upon that triumph, the Lionesses will undoubtedly leave no stone unturned to emerge victorious in Australia.

Interestingly, this encounter will only mark the second time these two nations cross paths at the Women's World Cup.

In their first meeting back in 1995, England emerged triumphant with a 3-2 scoreline, adding a touch of nostalgia to this high-stakes showdown. 

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