England are back in action at the 2023 Women’s World Cup for the knockout section of the tournament, facing a Nigeria side that upset the odds to get out of a tough Group B – reigning Olympic champions Canada were the surprise victims.
The Lionesses finally got into their groove as the group stage wrapped earlier this month, putting six goals past China afetr labouring to previous victories over Haiti and Denmark.
The China match highlighted some tactical adaptability when Sarina Wiegman changed the formation in the wake of Keira Walsh’s knee injury and it appeared to throw off the shackles.
England have also won every last 16 game they have ever played at the World Cup since the round was first introduced between the group stage and the quarter-finals. The Lionesses came from behind against Norway, in 2015 sealed by a stunning goal from emerging star Lucy Bronze, before prevailing in a bad tempered but ultimately one-sided clash with Cameroon four years ago.
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