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Steph Houghton: 2015 World Cup Semi-Final The One That Got Away

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The Lionesses have already made history by getting this far - by reaching the semi-finals of the 2015 Women's World Cup. They have beaten the hosts, Canada, and support back home has rocketed: all eyes are on Steph Houghton's side as they take on reigning champions Japan in the last four. With the scores level at the 90-minute mark, but England creating far more chances than their opponents, extra time beckons, and so too does becoming the first English football team to reach a World Cup Final since 1966. Cue a shocking, heart-breaking injury-time own goal from defensive stalwart Laura Bassett, and a devastating loss for the eventual bronze medallists. In the company of Caroline Barker, Houghton reflects on an agonising turn of events...

The Lionesses have already made history by getting this far - by reaching the semi-finals of the 2015 Women's World Cup. They have beaten the hosts, Canada, and support back home has rocketed: all eyes are on Steph Houghton's side as they take on reigning champions Japan in the last four. With the scores level at the 90-minute mark, but England creating far more chances than their opponents, extra time beckons, and so too does becoming the first English football team to reach a World Cup Final since 1966. Cue a shocking, heart-breaking injury-time own goal from defensive stalwart Laura Bassett, and a devastating loss for the eventual bronze medallists. In the company of Caroline Barker, Houghton reflects on an agonising turn of events...

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