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England Women Crash out of the World Cup


Japan took the lead in Edmonton with a first-half Aya Miyama penalty but England equalised with a penalty of their own when Fara Williams stepped up to dispatch her spot kick with aplomb. 

But with extra-time seemingly inevitable, Bassett scored an unfortunate own goal,
handing Japan victory and setting up a rematch of the 2011 final with USA in Vancouver on Sunday.

England matched Japan in the exchange but at the extra time, the match was settled by the most unfortunate of circumstance when Basset, turned the ball into her own net.

It was hoped at least in England that the women will make up for the misfortune of their male counterpart but this semi-final loss continues the 49 years trophyless streak. 

The women however, will return to a hero's welcome unlike the disappointment that trails the Men football team.

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