Lionesses Out Of UEFA Women's Euro 2017
England Lionesses left the UEFA Women's Euro 2017 competition at the semi-final stage last night following a 3-0 defeat at the hands of the tournament hosts, Netherlands.
Incidentally, the game was watched by a record 4 million UK viewers on Channel 4. A true statement and reflection on the popularity of the women's game.
England boss Mark Sampson, post-match.
'We didn't really get any decisions today, from our point of view, we've done well to work the opportunities but I'm just incredibly proud of the players to put on a performance like that tonight.
'They've all worked so hard over the last year to get themselves into the condition to come and compete at these championships.
'Over the course of the tournament, they've been one of the best teams here, but in tournament football, small things can make a big difference.'
Lights out.. 🏴— Lucy Bronze (@LucyBronze) August 3, 2017
Pride, anger, hurt, honour..
Proud of every single one of this group I call my teammates!
Congratulations to the Netherlands pic.twitter.com/JMga9g2DHI
Sunday's final is between...
England must now get the loss and disappointment out of their minds and begin to prepare for the 2019 FIFA World Cup qualifiers which begin next month. First up is Russia at Prenton Park on Tuesday 19 September.