Alex Morgan of USA Women celebrates victory over England at the Stade de Lyon. (Eric Verhoeven/Soccrates/Getty Images)
England’s Lionesses have lost to the United State women’s national soccer team (USWNT) in the semi-final of the World Cup.
Team USA, the reigning World Cup title holders, are on their way to their third World Cup final in a row.
They beat England 2-1 at the match held at the Stade de Lyon in Lyon, France.
Jill Ellis, Team USA’s coach, said, “I can’t express how proud I am. It was such a great effort. We had some challenges in terms of bodies, and everyone stepped up, and that’s what this team are about.”
“That was Alyssa Naeher’s shining moment, though we’ve got one more game. What a frickin’ stop! I couldn’t be more proud of this group of players. Stay humble, we’ve got one more.”
— Jonathan DeBona (@JonDeBona) July 2, 2019
— ᴸᵃᵘʳᵃ • *. •? (@LastReality352) July 2, 2019
Piers Morgan tweeted nine angry red-face emojis when England’s Millie Bright was sent off with a red card after 86 minutes.
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) July 2, 2019
But Team USA fans’ overjoyed reaction drowned him out.
— Kevin Stevenson (@bighoss2b) July 2, 2019
— Rosalia✨ (@xo_wdw) July 2, 2019
— Cat Zimm (@cimzim) July 2, 2019
The Lionesses were gracious in defeat.
To those who have recently fallen in love with our #Lionesses and to those who have been here since the beginning. Your support means the world. This thing that is happening, doesn’t end here.
Thank you x pic.twitter.com/u0qLERb7IS
— Lionesses (@Lionesses) July 2, 2019
But blame began to be put on Phil Neville, England’s coach.
Assessment that P Neville cocked up seems entirely fair
— emily bell (@emilybell) July 2, 2019
“I’m happy,” says Phil Neville. Are you, Phil? Are you really?
— Carrie Dunn (@carriesparkle) July 2, 2019
England fan went viral watching World Cup at Glastonbury
Football is undeniably a male-dominated sport and it can often be a challenge to find pubs and bars screening women’s games.
This Women’s World Cup, however, has seemingly seen a shift in attitudes—a welcome movement led by women both in and outside of the sport.
One woman’s photo went viral when she celebrated an England win over Norway at Glastonbury
Beth Miles is part of Goal Diggers, a London-based football team for women and non-binary people.
Beth Miles has become the face of the Women’s World Cup (Leon Neal/Getty Images)
When England smashed through to the quarter-finals after beating Cameroon 3-0, Beth was pumped—but she feared she wouldn’t be able to watch the match while attending Glastonbury festival.
“In the past, Glastonbury has stopped showing football matches so I wasn’t super hopeful,” she told PinkNews.
“But Georgia Stanway—a Manchester City player—tweeted asking if it could be [shown]..
“It felt right for the game to be screened at Glastonbury — the festival is a celebration of inclusivity and equality, and it was just amazing to see so many people coming out to support our amazing team.”
“By 8pm West Holts stage was completely rammed, with hundreds of people coming down to support The Lionesses. It was incredible.”