England will begin the knockout stages of the Women’s World Cup with a highly anticipated showdown against Nigeria this morning.
The Lionesses finally seemed to have exploded into life at the tournament by thrashing China 6-1 to seal top spot in Group D.
Lauren James has been one of the tournament’s best players, with three goals and three assistsgetty
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The victory followed up successive unconvincing 1-0 victories over Haiti and Denmark that maintained England’s perfect record.
Opponents Nigeria scraped through in second in Group B with only one win and two draws against Canada and the Republic of Ireland.
But their only three points were gained with a stunning 3-2 win over co-hosts Australia and will provide a stern last-16 test.
England vs Nigeria: How to watch on TV
This World Cup last 16 clash will take place on Monday, August 7.
The match at Lang Park in Brisbane, Australia is scheduled to kick-off for 5:30pm local time, which is 8:30am in the UK.
It is being shown BBC One with coverage starting at 8am.
It will be shown free-to-air and you can also live stream it for free on the BBC website and BBC iPlayer.
England vs Nigeria: How to listen on the radio
Full coverage from the Lionesses first knockout match in the land down under will be live on talkSPORT 2.
Faye Carruthers will be your host with Joe Shennan providing commentary, while Charlotte Richardson will have updates on talkSPORT.
talkSPORT.com will also be running a live blog to follow all the action as well.
To tune in to talkSPORT or talkSPORT 2 through the website, click HERE for the live stream.
You can also listen via the talkSPORT app, on DAB digital radio, through your smart speaker and on 1089 or 1053 AM.
There were fears Walsh would be ruled out for the tournament, but she’s backGetty
England vs Nigeria: Teams
England XI: Earps, Carter, Bright, Greenwood, Bronze, Stanway, Walsh, Daly, James, Hemp, Russo
Subs: Charles, Toone, Nobbs, Hampton, Roebuck, Wubben-Moy, Morgan, Coombs, Kelly, England, Zelem, Robinson
Nigeria XI: Nnadozie, Alozie, Ohale, Demehin, Plumptre, Ucheibe, Ayinde, Ajibade, Payne, Onumonu, Kanu
Subs: Oluehi, Ogbonna, Ebi, Oshoala, Oparanozie, Monday, Ordega, Echegini, Imuran, Okoronkwo, Balogun
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Daly made it 6-1 to England in a crushing victoryGetty
England vs Nigeria: What has been said?
Speaking to ITV after her star performance against China, Lauren James said: “Happy for the team, everyone’s buzzing and we’re looking forward to going into the next round.
“I felt free, Whether I’m on the wing or in the middle I’m happy to be on the pitch playing and enjoying my football, I’m happy that I can contribute to goals as well.
“Each day, each game I’m looking to improve and get better. There’s many more years of improvement, I can always get better.
“I just need to stay focused and hope that can happen.”
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England is set to face Nigeria in the upcoming Women’s World Cup, and fans will not want to miss the match. The group stage clash between the two teams is scheduled for Thursday, June 14 at 19:00 BST (2:00 PM ET).
The match will be broadcast around the world, but those in the UK wanting to watch won’t have to pay a fortune for a monthly subscription. The match will be broadcasted live on BBC One and can be stream for free at BBC iPlayer.
For viewers wanting to listen to a radio commentary, talkSPORT will be hosting the match online and through their app. With talkSPORT’s coverage of the Women’s World Cup, you’ll get the latest updates and analysis throughout the competition.
Alongside England’s match against Nigeria in Group D, talkSPORT will also broadcast other matches. This includes every one of England’s group games and their last-16 tie if they make it that far.
Before the match against the Super Falcons kicks off, fans can also listen in to talkSPORT’s programme, The Countdown to France. The show features special guests and exclusive insight into the competition.
So, if watching England in the Women’s World Cup is your thing, make sure you have all the info to catch the match with England vs Nigeria. You can watch the match live on BBC One and stream it on BBC iPlayer for free, and listen to the match commentary on talkSPORT.