Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Where to watch England vs Nigeria live stream, TV channel, lineups, betting odds for Women's World Cup match – Sporting News


England were one of only a few teams to win all of their matches in the group stages of the Women’s World Cup, and they will be hoping to keep the record going in the Round of 16 when they face off against Nigeria.
The Lionesses shrugged off injury concerns before and during the tournament and are now the bookmakers’ favourites to win a first ever World Cup and add to their European Championship win last year.
It will not be a straightforward test against a Nigeria side that shocked co-hosts Australia in the group stages to defeat them 3-2, setting them up to qualify ahead of Olympic champions Canada.
England did send an ominous warning to the rest of the tournament in their previous match, though, as they smashed China 6-1 in Adelaide.
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The match will kick off at 5:30 p.m. local time at Brisbane Stadium on August 7. Here’s how that time translates to major territories across the world:
England’s Round of 16 clash against Nigeria will be available to watch in all regions of the world, with football fans wanting to tune in to see one of the top sides at the tournament.
The match will be broadcast on BBC One in the UK, with a large audience expected to tune in to the game.
Fans in select regions of the world can stream the Women’s World Cup live on FIFA+, including in Japan, Brazil, Indonesia and Thailand. 
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England, who are already missing the likes of Leah Williamson and Fran Kirby due to knee injuries suffered before the tournament began, were given an almighty scare in their second group match when star midfielder Keira Walsh appeared to suffer a serious knee injury against Denmark.
However, subsequent tests revealed the injury was less severe than first thought, meaning there is a good chance she will be fit for the Round of 16 encounter after missing the win over China, with Laura Coombs and Katie Zelem replacing her in the final two matches.
Lauren James has been outstanding going forward for England, scoring a beauty against Denmark as well as producing a player-of-the-match performance against China, where she scored twice and got three assists.
Sarina Wiegman has opted for both a back three and a back four at the tournament, using a 4-3-3 formation in the opening two matches before reverting to a 3-4-1-2 against China, with Alex GreenwoodMillie Bright and Jessica Carter at the centre-back positions.
England projected starting lineup (4-3-3): Earps (GK) — Bronze, Bright, Greenwood, Daly — Stanway, Walsh, Toone — Kelly, Russo, James
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Nigeria have kept a back four for their entire campaign, but coach Randy Waldrum used some experimentation throughout the group stage.
He notably chose to drop star striker Asisat Oshoala to the bench in their game against Australia and the move paid off, as she came on in the second half to score the third goal that would ultimately secure victory.
Halimatu Ayinde also came into the midfield after Deborah Abiodun was sent off in the opening match against Canada, and she has managed to keep her spot and should start against the Lionesses.
Their back line has remained the same, with Michelle AlozieOsinachi OhaleOluwatosin Demehin and Ashleigh Plumptre keeping two clean sheets in the group stages.
Nigeria projected starting lineup (4-3-3): Nnadozie (GK) — Alozie, Ohale, Demehin, Plumptre — Ucheibe, Ayinde, Payne — Ajibade, Oshoala, Kanu
England are expected defeat Nigeria in a match bookmakers are predicting to have few goals.
This could be due to the defensive record of both teams, as well as England’s struggle in front of goal before the tournament and also in their first two group games.
Patrick is a freelance journalist who is currently based in Sydney, and primarily covers football for The Sporting News.


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