The Women’s world cup unlike that of the male category is still a work in progress and as at this moment comprises of just 24 teams.
From group A to group F two teams will automatically book their place into the next round of the competition_which is the round of 16 while four best losers would fill into the 12 teams that have qualified automatically to make the the next stage.
According to the above explanation and following the way things are panning out, the Lionesses would need a win against New Zealand on the third day of play to benefit from this opportunity and hope and pray results elsewhere go in their favour.
As at this moment there are only 4 teams on the third position with a point point and above: Nigeria 3 points, China 3 points, Australia 3 points, and Argentina with 1 point.
The Lionesses however have a relatively simpler task on the final day against New Zealand while Nigeria face France, and China log horns with European giants Spain.
The Lionesses have put themselves in a precarious position after swallowing back-to-back defeats to Canada and Netherlands, but there is a chance to book a spot on the last match day though it is very always going to be a tough ask given that teams wouldn’t want to go home without registering a point.