Saturday 22 September 2018

Cruel fate for a terrific player

Laura Bassett
Laura Bassett

Poor Laura Bassett. The English defender had the most catastrophic interventions at the Women's World Cup semi-final in Canada.

After playing a vital role in getting her team to Wednesday night's semi-finals she sent the ball into her own net in stoppage time, handing Japan a 2-1 win.

It was heartbreaking seeing her reaction. Bassett - being comforted by teammate Jo Potter, left - knew that she had ended the dream for her country.

It would be terrible if she was remembered only for this, as she is a terrific player. Onwards and upwards, as they say.

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