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. Unfortunately for England, Bassett wasn’t able to clear the ball completely as it deflected off the crossbar and went into the goal for an own goal.
Watching the play live it was unclear if the ball crossed the line. However, replays showed that it was a clear goal for Japan and a 2-1 lead.
As you can imagine, Bassett was inconsolable after the match as her teammates and coach rallied to her side.
Japan will now play the United States in the final.
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