Fans across the country were heartbroken for England’s Lionesses as Steph Houghton’s missed penalty against the USA ended their World Cup campaign.
Despite crashing out in the semi-finals to reigning champions, more than 11.7 million fans and supporters across the nation helped to transform perceptions of women’s football.
Gutted it’s over for England but glad so many people got to see how great the #Lionesses are and how brilliant the women’s game is over this World Cup. Now bring on the Euros! 🏴🦁 https://t.co/3SBMdKxDS6
— Charlotte Hodges (@CharHodges88) July 3, 2019
Gutted is an understatement. We gave everything but it wasn’t to be. Small margins make the difference & unfortunately they cost us on the night. I can’t express enough how amazing all your support has been, it really does mean a lot…Thank you ♥️ #Lionesses #FIFAWWC pic.twitter.com/IYRXInj6px
— Nikita Parris (@lilkeets) July 3, 2019
Over 11m viewers watched a Women's football match last night.. When I was working with top pro teams here years ago the idea of that as they played National Championships in near empty small stadiums would've seemed impossible.Great stuff⚽ #WomensWorldCup2019 #Lionesses #USAENG
— Kath Wilson (@katsitter) July 3, 2019
This is getting us through today 🙌
— Lionesses (@Lionesses) July 3, 2019
"I've let the team down."
— Match of the Day (@BBCMOTD) July 2, 2019