The Lionesses find themselves on the more advantageous side of the tournament bracket after the surprising elimination of one of the pre-tournament favorites, Germany, in the previous week. However, the tournament has witnessed numerous unexpected outcomes, emphasizing that no team should be taken lightly.
Rather than potentially facing Germany in the quarter-finals, a team they narrowly defeated in the Euro 2022 final last year, England will now be up against Colombia, who currently hold the 25th spot in the world rankings.
The elimination of Canada (ranked seventh) also means that only two of the world’s top 10 teams remain in England’s half of the draw: France and Australia.
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In the meantime, the other half of the bracket has finalized the teams for the quarter-finals, introducing a significant upset with the exit of defending champions and favorites of the tournament, the United States.
Among the four remaining teams, only Japan (ranked 11th) falls outside the top 10 in the world rankings, yet they have arguably delivered some of the most remarkable performances in the competition thus far.
Sweden (second), Spain (sixth), and the Netherlands (ninth) all hold aspirations of progressing to the final stage of the tournament.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Tournament Upsets
What was the outcome of England’s match against Nigeria in the Women’s World Cup 2023?
England managed to secure a spot in the quarter-finals after narrowly defeating Nigeria in a penalty shootout.
How favorable is England’s position in the tournament bracket?
England is on the more advantageous side of the draw due to the unexpected elimination of Germany, one of the pre-tournament favorites.
Who will England face in the quarter-finals?
Instead of Germany, England will now be up against Colombia, a team ranked 25th in the world rankings.
How many of the top 10 teams are left on England’s side of the draw?
Only two of the world’s top 10 teams, France and Australia, remain in England’s half of the draw after Canada’s elimination.
What other significant upsets have occurred in the tournament?
The defending champions and favorites, the United States, were knocked out by Sweden in the quarter-finals.
Which teams are left in the other half of the draw for the quarter-finals?
The remaining teams in the other half of the draw are Sweden (ranked second), Spain (ranked sixth), the Netherlands (ranked ninth), and Japan (ranked 11th).
How has Japan performed in the competition?
Despite being ranked 11th, Japan has showcased some of the best performances in the tournament so far.
More about Tournament Upsets
- Women’s World Cup 2023 Official Website: Official source for updates and information on the Women’s World Cup 2023.
- England’s Women’s National Football Team: The official page for England’s women’s national football team, providing team news, fixtures, and more.
- FIFA World Rankings: The current FIFA world rankings for women’s national teams.
- Tournament News and Updates: For the latest news and updates on the Women’s World Cup 2023 and other soccer events.
- Sweden’s Women’s National Football Team: Information about Sweden’s women’s national football team, including news and team details.