Women’s World Cup LIVE: Latest scores as England learn quarter-final opponent

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England will learn their quarter-final opponent at the Women’s World Cup as the knockout stages continue today, following the Lionesses’ dramatic penalty shoot-out victory over Nigeria.

There are just two last-16 ties left to play, with Colombia facing Jamaica for a place in the quarter-finals and a meeting with England in Sydney on Saturday. Both teams caused huge shocks in making it out of the group stage, with Colombia stunning Germany to top Group H and Jamaica knocking out Brazil to reach the last-16 for the first time.

England survived a major scare to defeat Nigeria on penalties after having to play with 10 players in extra time following Lauren James’ red card. Sarina Wiegman must now wait to discover the extent of her star forward’s suspension, which is set to be decided by a disciplinary panel.

France and Morocco play in the final last-16 tie later today, with a place against Australia up for grabs after the co-hosts comfortably defeated Denmark on Monday.

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Women’s World Cup: Colombia vs Jamaica

This match is going to be physcial and toe-to-toe. Jamaica will look to defend deep and push forward when they can. Colombia should control more of possession but will need to find a way through Jamaica’s tough defence.

The national anthems are sung and kick off is up next…

Mike Jones8 August 2023 08:56


Women’s World Cup: Colombia vs Jamaica

These two sides are the last remaining representatives from their respective federations (Colombia from Conmebol, Jamaica from Concacaf) at this World Cup.

The Reggae Girlz are only the third side from the Concacaf region to reach the Women’s World Cup knockouts, after USA and Canada.

Mike Jones8 August 2023 08:52


Women’s World Cup: Colombia vs Jamaica

This is Colombia’s second time in the last 16 of the Women’s World Cup, having also made the first knockout round on debut in 2015.

Jamaica are the first Caribbean nation to play in the knockout stages of a Fifa World Cup – male or female – since Cuba in 1938.

Mike Jones8 August 2023 08:48


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Nigeria’s Michelle Alozie, the played stood on by Lauren James during yesterday’s clash, has responded to the incident.

“We are playing on the world’s stage,” she posted. “This game is one of passion, insurmountable emotions, and moments. All respect for Lauren James.”

Alozie added in another post: “Sill a red though.”

Jamie Braidwood8 August 2023 08:44


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Lucy Bronze on Lauren James: “Obviously she’s going to be disappointed in herself. I went straight off the pitch after the game to make sure she was OK.

“Obviously she was a little bit upset and rightfully so and more than anything she just feels bad for the team. I said to her, ‘We’ve made it through. It’s a team, it’s not just one player.’”

Mike Jones8 August 2023 08:37


Women’s World Cup: Colombia vs Jamaica line-ups

Colombia are starting 18-year-old defender Ana Maria Guzman in place of the suspended Manuela Vanegas today. Guzman is the second teenager in Colombia’s line-up alongside Linda Caicedo.

“This is a great opportunity,” Guzman said. “To be in such a national team is a blessing, to give my best for national team and team mates.

“Yes, we are the youngest players, but on the pitch we are very skilled.”

Mike Jones8 August 2023 08:32


Women’s World Cup: Colombia vs Jamaica line-ups

Colombia XI: Perez; Arias, Guzman, Arias, Ospina; Durango, Carabali; Caicedo, Usme, Santos; Ramirez

Jamaica XI: Spencer; Wiltshire, A. Swaby, C. Swaby, Blackwood; Carter, Spence, Sampson, Brown; Shaw, Van Zanten

Mike Jones8 August 2023 08:27


Women’s World Cup: Colombia vs Jamaica

Jamaica head coach Lorne Donaldson says his team are prepared to match Colombia in this last 16 tie when the to surprise teams face off in Melbourne.

Jamaica progressed out of the groups at the expense of Brazil, while Colombia won Group H with Germany getting eliminated. Donaldson hopes his side will perform admirably as they attempt to set up a quarter-final against England.

“We won’t change much, but we will give it a good shot,” he said, “This is like a boxing match, someone will go down. We want to be standing when the game is over.”

However, Jamaica have struggled in front of goal. They have only scored once – in a 1-0 victory over Panama – and it has been their top notch defence which has propelled them to the knockout rounds. Goalless draws with France and Brazil left them on five points and ensured they are the only team left in the competition not to have conceded a goal.

“A lack of goals is not a major concern,” added Donaldson. “We have played some good teams, two of the top teams, we were supposed to lose by six or seven.

“We so have to try to score to win this game, so we will put our best foot forward.”

Mike Jones8 August 2023 08:21


Women’s World Cup LIVE: James ‘upset’ after red card

England defender Lucy Bronze revealed she made a post-match beeline to console “upset” Lauren James after the forward was shown what could be a World Cup-ending red card in the Lionesses’ nervy last 16 victory over Nigeria.

James will miss at least her side’s quarter-final clash with either Colombia or Jamaica after she was sent off late in Monday night’s knockout match in Brisbane for deliberately stepping on the back of Nigeria defender Michelle Alozie.

Bronze was one of the 10 Lionesses who doggedly defended their way through 30 minutes of extra time in the goalless draw before Bethany England, Rachel Daly, Alex Greenwood and Chloe Kelly wrapped up the 4-2 win on penalties.

Jamie Braidwood8 August 2023 08:16


Women’s World Cup: Colombia vs Jamaica

Jamaica face Colombia in today’s Women’s World Cup last-16 clash, but manager Lorne Donaldson revealed the teams have crossed paths before at the tournament…. at a Sydney nightclub.

“I was in Sydney, our first game … we went to a club that night. At the bottom was Colombia partying. And at the top, it was Jamaica,” he said.

“So we went down there, some Jamaicans trying to party with the Colombians and it was great. I think it makes it better that you have countries like this who enjoy life first.

“There are more important things in life than football.”

Jamie Braidwood8 August 2023 08:01


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