WATCH – Own goal ends England’s FIFA Women’s World Cup hopes
ABS-CBN Sports on Jul 02, 2015 12:13 PM
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With their semifinals match even at a goal apiece and nearing the end of the ninety minute regulation, the only thing that Japan and England needed to do was prevent a goal from either side and they’d be headed into extra time.
In the 92nd minute however, things took a turn for the tragic for the Englishwomen, as England defender Laura Bassett attempted to intercept a Japan pass, but instead volleyed the ball into her own goal, giving Japan the 2-1 win and a trip to the FIFA Women’s World Cup Final against the United States.
Watch the costly own goal below: