• Sampson wants World Cup medal to transform English game


    EDMONTON, Canada: Coach Mark Sampson said he hopes England’s historic bronze medal at the Women’s World Cup will transform the game in the country. The Lionesses achieved their first ever win over world number one team Germany thanks to a Fara Williams penalty in extra time. England had suffered heartbreak in the semifinals as Laura Bassett’s stoppage-time own-goal saw them fall 2-1 to Japan.



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