An intense but splendid match from start to finish. The England Lionesses wouldn’t call it splendid! But no one can doubt the quality of play nor determination on the field yesterday by both sides, but football, as they say, can be a cruel game. Somehow, we can see the female Cameroonian dancing on the grave of the England Lionesses female World-cup dream. To be the first senior English team (Male or Female) to reach an international competition final since 1966.
Remember, remember the frustrations brought about by VAR decisions during the England/Cameroonian match? We bet the England Lionesses haven’t if you have, read more about that here. The controversial, albeit technically correct video-assisted decisions which greatly favoured the English team resulted in the West-African side displaying grade-A drama on the pitch. From disrupting the match for moments by refusing to play-on and even threw in a few crying bouts for good measure, the frustrations were real and the comments from the English coach were quite judged condescending.
For England, it certainly was end of the road but it will be a short bus ride home.
Highlights from the game:
- Alex Morgan enrages English fans her ‘tea drinking’ celebration gesture.
- England goalscorer Ellen White’s 70th-minute equaliser ruled offside by VAR
- VAR awarded England Lionesses a penalty, taken by Steph Houghton’s, but U.S goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher said “Not today”
- The England Lionesses were dealt yet another blow when Millie Bright was sent off after receiving a second yellow card.