FIFA sidelines Lauren James for Three matches after red card: After being sent off against Nigeria in the 2023 Women’s World Cup, England’s midfielder Lauren James will not be participating again. EnoughInfo.com
The match was a goal-less draw, in the 70th minute, James was sent off for stamping on Michelle Alozie.
The referee had shown a yellow card before being told to check the VAR screen on the field.
In the end, a penalty shootout decided the game. But England won 4-2 despite playing the entire period with only 10 players.
Dismissals for aggressive conduct result in a three-match suspension, therefore James has likely played her last game of the World Cup due to the unwarranted stamp.
FIFA sidelines Lauren James for Three matches after red card
To quote the FIFA rules: “A player will be suspended for at least three matches for violent conduct; at least three matches or an appropriate period of time for assault, including elbowing, punching, kicking, biting, spitting, or hitting an opponent or any person other than a match official.“
Due to their early elimination, England will play no more than three more games.