- Lauren James was sent off in England’s shaky win over Nigeria
- The Lionesses of England will face Colombia in quarter-final
- FIFA has decided on Lauren James situation
WHAT HAPPENED IN THE GAMES? In a dramatic turn of events during Lionesses last-16 tie at the FIFA Women’s World Cup, England’s standout player, Lauren James, found herself at the center of controversy. The 21-year-old was shown a red card in the 87th minute for a reckless stamp on Nigeria’s Michelle Alozie.
Lauren James’ superb performance is evident through her impressive record of three goals and three assists in three starting appearances.
Regrettably, her exceptional contributions will be missed in the crucial quarter-final clash against Colombia. However, it’s important to note that she will be available for the finals should The Lionesses Of England secure their spot in the World Cup final.
DIVING DEEPER: FIFA’s verdict has been finalized, and as a result of her red card against Nigeria, Lauren James has received a two-game suspension. This decision comes after careful consideration by FIFA officials. It is worth noting that should England secure their place in the final, James will be available to play. The English Football Association had the option to appeal the red card, but it appears that they chose not to pursue this course of action.
WHAT NEXT? The Lionesses Of England will take on Colombia in Sydney on August 12.