England go out of the 2015 Women's World Cup in Canada after losing their semi-final 2-1 against Japan, with defender Laura Bassett scoring a dramatic own goal in injury time.
Laura Bassett scored into her own net during second-half stoppage time, giving Japan a 2-1 victory over England in a Women's World Cup semifinal.
One win away from reaching the Women's World Cup final, England battled favored Japan relentlessly in the semifinals on Wednesday night, forcing stoppage time while tied at 1 goal apiece Then, in the 92nd minute, just three minutes from going to extra time against defending champs Japan, the Lionesses lost. Show More Summary
Mark Sampson talked about his team's exit from the World Cup sounding like he was going to cry, and his interview was fantastic. England is out of the Women's World Cup thanks to the worst gut-punch 90th minute loss you'll ever see.Show More Summary
England again were hit with heartbreak on the international level. The emotion of losing in the worst way possible doesn't single out the men, it seems, as the Lionesses fell 2-1 to Japan on an own goal in injury time during the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup semifinal Wednesday. Show More Summary
England lost to Japan in the World Cup semifinal in the worst way possible. In the final minute of injury time, Japan attempted a cross into the box. England's defender Laura Bassett did a great job getting to the pass that appeared to be heading towards an open attacker. Show More Summary
For 90 minutes, England stood toe-to-toe with Japan. The match was tied 1-1, with each team having scored a penalty kick, and as the clock ticked into extra time, it looked like we would need 30 more minutes to decide the tie. And then, English defender Laura Bassett made a touch that will haunt her for the rest of her life: Read more...
England manager Mark Sampson says Laura Bassett "should be looked upon as a hero" for her World Cup performances, despite her own goal giving Japan a 2-1 semi-final victory.
Mark Sampson had nothing but praise for Laura Bassett after a devastating own goal.
England's Laura Bassett scores an own goal in injury time to hand Japan a last-gasp 2-1 victory in their 2015 Women's World Cup semi-final.
Laura Bassett needs a hug immediately.
Noooooooooooooooo Oh. My. God. Someone go give Angela Bassett a hug. Someone go give her infinity hugs. England outplayed Japan for most of their women's World Cup semifinal, and had a half-dozen chances to put the game away in the second half. Show More Summary
Carli Lloyd was still in high school the last time the U.S. won a Women's World Cup. But she hasn't forgotten the experience.
England level against Japan through Fara Williams's penalty after Toni Duggan was fouled in the box in their 2015 Women's World Cup semi-final in Edmonton.
Japan took a first-half lead in the Women's World Cup semi-final against England, as Aya Miyama converted from the penalty spot. Saori Ariyoshi won the spot-kick for Japan as she was clearly fouled, but replays indicated that the foul took place outside of the penalty area. Follow England vs. Japan live here. [Twitter] Read more World Football news on BleacherReport.com
Captain Aya Miyama scores from the penalty spot after Claire Rafferty fouled Saori Ariyoshi to put Japan 1-0 up against England in their 2015 Women's World Cup semi-final in Edmonton.
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United States fans are eagerly awaiting their World Cup final opponent. Will they get a rematch with Japan, or a first time big match against underdogs England? Japan was supposed to get this far in the Women's World Cup. They facedShow More Summary
The U.S. advanced to the final of the Women's World Cup with a 2-0 win over Germany last night, and the match resulted in big ratings for Fox. In fact, it set a Fox record for soccer, averaging 8.4 million viewers. It was the broadcast network's highest-rated program among adults 18-49 since the season finale of Empire on March 18. Show More Summary