England's star player Lauren James was given a red card for bad behavior in the pre-quarterfinal match played between England and Nigeria on Monday in the Women's FIFA World Cup 2023. The red card for England's Lauren James, who scored two goals in the team's 6-1 win against China, means the star player will miss at least one match.
Lauren was initially shown a yellow card in the 87th minute of the match for a foul on Nigeria defender Michel Alozie, but after a VAR (Video Assistant Referee) review, referee Melissa Borjas gave him a red card. Replays showed that Lauren stepped forward with her feet on Mitchell.
In the absence of star player Lauren James, England beat Nigeria in a penalty shootout on Monday to book a place in the quarter-finals. This pre quarter match ended in a 0-0 draw after full time and extra time (120 minutes).
Nigeria had the better chances, but England, playing with 10 men, won 4–2 in a shootout in front of nearly 50,000 spectators in Brisbane. England will take on the winner of the match between Colombia and Jamaica in the quarter-finals in Sydney on Saturday.
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Red card is given if there is no improvement in the player's behavior even after the yellow card. Red card means the player has to go off the field. If a player is ejected, no other player can come in his place. In this way the number of players is reduced.
On receiving a red card, the player is banned for at least one match. How big is the rest of the offense, depends on that also how many matches will be banned. If the offense is major then the player's ban can be extended even further.