Nigeria will face England in the round of 16 of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup game on Monday August 7 in Brisbane, Australia.
To set up the Round of 16 clash scheduled for the Lang Park Stadium in Brisbane, Australia, Nigeria finished as runners-up in group B while England finished top of group D at the ongoing FIFA Women’s World Cup.
The Super Falcons played three games, took one win (vs Australia), plus two draws (vs Ireland and Canada) to finish with five points behind Australia who topped group B.
For England, a 6-1 spanking of China on August 1 confirmed their place on top of the standings in group D above Denmark who defeated Haiti 0-2 to go through in second place.
The Round of 16 match between Nigeria and European Champions England will see the Super Falcons remain in Brisbane, their base for the unbeaten group stage run .
If they progress past England, Nigeria’s Super Falcons will equal their best performance, a quater-final finish at the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 1999.
32-teams participated in the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup tournament co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand with 16-teams, the first and second from each group, advancing to the knockout round.