Credit: Twitter

Credit: Twitter

As the Ninth edition of the FIFA Women's World Cup is currently underway in Australia and New Zealand, the top footballing nations from all over the world are competing to get their hands on the prestigious silverware. England’s star forward Lauren James scored a stunning goal in just the 6th minute of the match against Denmark and shocked the spectators.

When Chelsea's Lauren James, who was chosen to play for the first time in this tournament, scooped up the ball, took a touch, and curled a wonderful strike into the bottom corner from outside the box, past leaping Denmark goalkeeper Lene Christensen, England had taken a 1-0 lead after just six minutes.

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As James ran to celebrate the goal, she was soon chased by her teammates who rushed to her side to congratulate her for the amazing strike. This early lead will prove crucial for the English women in winning the game, as it will take them one step closer to the knockout stages. 

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England started off their World Cup campaign with a 1-0 comprehensive win, having 75% ball possession throughout the game against Haiti on Saturday. England are placed in ‘Group D’ alongside China, Haiti, and Denmark. James' first-half strike was enough to take England to the top of the group standings. After this match, the Lionesses will square off against China on Tuesday. The top two teams from China, England, Denmark, and Haiti will then proceed to the round of 16.

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England have arguably one of the best squads in their history, and considering the recent success of the Women's Super League, they are one of the favourites to get their hands on the silverware and win their maiden World Cup title this time. The final showdown of the tournament will take place at the Stadium Australia in Sydney on August 20.