At least the England Women’s National Team can say it’s the champs of Europe.
The English women rebounded from a heartbreaking loss in the semifinals to defeat Germany 1-0 in overtime and claim third in the World Cup.
It was England’s first win against Germany and its highest-ever finish in the World Cup.
The result was especially satisfying considering how England ended up in the third place game in the first place. An own goal in stoppage time in the semifinals against Japan broke a 1-1 tie and derailed what was a fairly dominant English effort.
No one would have blamed England if it had come out flat and uninspired against Germany, but it did just the opposite and gave the Germans all they could handle for 120 minutes.
“We said before the game, we said, life’s horrible, it’s really tough sometimes. You get a kick in the teeth just when you think you’ve made it and wow, we got a big kick in the teeth in that semifinal,” England coach mark Sampson said. “But we wanted to show theRead More »from England claims bronze medal after defeating Germany 1-0