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World Cup 2023: Lauren James could be handed lengthy ban after red card for stomp, video, England, news

Sarina Wiegman has backed Lauren James to learn “a huge lesson” following her red card for treading on a Nigeria player.

The ten-player Lionesses still sealed a quarter-final spot with a dramatic 4-2 shootout win over the Super Falcons.

But Chelsea forward James could potentially face a three-match ban for stepping on Michelle Alozie’s back.

Lionesses boss Sarina Wiegman said: “It’s a huge lesson to learn but it’s not something she has done on purpose. She is the sweetest person.

“Look, that happens sometimes with human beings, they are in such a high intensity, emotional game, and in a split second she lost her emotions.

“She apologised and she felt really, really bad.

“But she doesn’t want to hurt anyone.”

James, 21, has been among England’s best performers during the World Cup and one of the tournament’s standout young stars.

She shone during their group stage…

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