FIFAWWC23: Super Falcons tough opponent to face, says Lauren James


England and Chelsea forward, Lauren James, has said her team’s Round of 16 clash against Nigeria’s Super Falcons at the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup will be a ‘very tough’ one, reports.

The Nigerian team secured their spot in the round of 16 by becoming the first African team to qualify. After a goalless draw against the Republic of Ireland on Monday, the nine-time African champions clinched the runners-up position in Group B of the competition.

The two footballing nations will clash in a mouthwatering round of 16 match in Brisbane next Monday, with a place in the last-eight coming as a reward for the winner.
Chelsea and England forward, Lauren James, has expressed herself on ITV stating:

“Nigeria is going to be very tough, to be fair every team has been tough, even watching the other games.

“Teams are catching up with each other and I know that will be another very difficult game.”

Meanwhile, based on head to head, the two countries met in group-stage 28 years ago, as Lionesses edged the contest 3-2 to progressed to the knockout stages at the expense of the African side.

Nigeria lost to Germany at this same stage of the competition four years ago, while England claimed a fourth-place finish after losing their 3rd-place match against Sweden.

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