England’s World Cup dream is still alive after they narrowly overcame an impressive Nigeria side in a penalty shootout to reach the quarter-finals.

The Lionesses give off an impression of being in the more good side of the draw following the exit of one of the pre-competition top choices Germany last week, albeit a rivalry of upsets has shown no group can be undervalued.

Rather than a potential quarter-last gathering with world number two side Germany, who the Lionesses barely beat in the Euro 2022 last year, England face Colombia, who are 25th in world rankings.

With Canada (seventh) additionally out, it implies there are just two of the world’s best 10 groups left in Britain’s side of the draw – France and Australia.

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In the mean time, the quarter-last places have all been concluded in the other portion of the draw, which has likewise seen a major shock with the deficiency of reigning champs and competition top choices the US.

Of the leftover four groups, just Japan (eleventh) are not inside the world’s main 10, but rather they have ostensibly created probably the best exhibitions of the opposition up until this point.

Sweden (second), Spain (6th) and the Netherlands (10th) will all extravagant their possibilities going the whole way to the last.