When is England vs Nigeria in the Women’s World Cup last 16 and how can you watch the clash?
Sarina Wiegman’s side needed just a point in their final group stage game to confirm a place in the last 16, but the Lionesses – spearheaded by a brilliant Lauren James – claimed all three points in style.
The Group D winners now play the runners up from Group B – won by Australia – facing a battle against Nigeria to reach the quarter-finals.
Nigeria won just one of three group stage games, coming against Australia, drawing the remaining two. England will no doubt come in as heavy favourites.
Mail Sport breaks down everything you need to know ahead of England’s showdown with Nigeria.
Lauren James (right) starred as Sarina Wiegman’s (left) England reached the World Cup last 16
Rachel Daly fired home the final goal of the game late on to wrap up a resounding win
When is England vs Nigeria?
England will face Nigeria on Monday, August 7, with kick-off at 8.30am UK time.
For fans watching in Australia, the game will start at 5.30pm AEST and 5pm ACST.
How to watch England vs Nigeria
The clash between England and Nigeria will be shown live on BBC, also available to stream on BBC iPlayer.
All 64 matches in this summer’s FIFA Women’s World Cup will be broadcast live on terrestrial TV in the UK after the BBC and ITV clinched a joint rights deal.
The move, which includes live audio commentary on BBC 5 Live and 5 Sports Extra, comes after FIFA and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) agreed to extend their existing media rights partnership.
England will come up against Nigeria next in the Women’s World Cup as they bid for a quarter-final place
There had been a threat of a broadcasting blackout in Europe’s Big Five nations – England, Spain, Italy, Germany, France – following bids of £800,000-£8m ($1m-$10m), which Gianni Infantino insisted were unfair.
For those wanting to watch in Australia, Optus Sport will be broadcasting all 64 games live. A monthly plan starts at $6.99 for Optus customers, and $24.99 for everyone else.
Meanwhile, for fans watching in the US, Fox Sports is set to show every game of the tournament.
Mail Sport will be providing live coverage of England’s clash with Nigeria so you can keep up to date with all the action here.
When is the World Cup final?
This year’s Women’s World Cup final will take place on Sunday, August 20.
Kick-off is set for 11am BST (8pm AEST/ 7.30pm ACST).
The final will take place at the Stadium Australia in Sydney – which has a capacity of 70,000.