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From tears of pain to tears of joy, footballs coming home as England crush the Germans

England's lionesses in triumphant win over the Germans make history. England have finished third in the FIFA World Cup that was hosted in Canada. They are the highest European ranking team over seeing the Germans into the 3rd Bronze place after the play off tonight / this afternoon Candanian time. Their previous heart ache of scoring an own goal in the dying seconds against Japon in the semi final is now over. And their manager Mark Sampson has hailed his players as incredible. 

England's lionesses in triumphant win over the Germans make history. England have finished third in the FIFA World Cup that was hosted in Canada. They are the highest European ranking team over seeing the Germans into the 3rd Bronze place after the play off tonight / this afternoon Candanian time. Their previous heart ache of scoring an own goal in the dying seconds against Japon in the semi final is now over. And their manager Mark Sampson has hailed his players as incredible. 

The England ladies cheer as victory sinks in... During the celebration players breakout in song as 'footballs coming home' is sang aloud. Manager Sampsom has stated the party is just beginning  for the England ladies. 

Victory over a strong German side will be written in history tonight 

Victory over a strong German side will be written in history tonight 

BBC sport Jubiliation for the England team. 

BBC sport Jubiliation for the England team. 

Mark Sampson is very proud standing with Laura Basset who has said to have been in agony both emotionally and physically after scoring an own goal in the semi final against Japan. 

Mark Sampson is very proud standing with Laura Basset who has said to have been in agony both emotionally and physically after scoring an own goal in the semi final against Japan. 

Well done Englands ladies. And shame on the BBC for not sending a full presenting studio team to Canada. 

 

And now add Germany to the list

And now add Germany to the list

The team are expected to return to a heroic welcome

The team are expected to return to a heroic welcome

A memorable moment to inspire a nation

A memorable moment to inspire a nation

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