This is how the English Women’s National Team lost Wednesday night’s World Cup semifinal against Japan. The game was tied 1-1 at halftime and remained the score up until the 91st minute of the second half. Then disaster struck for England — otherwise known as Laura Bassett accidentally scoring an own goal with just a little less than a minute and 30 seconds left in the match.
This means that Japan moves on and will face the United States for the World Cup Final on Sunday evening. It will actually be a rematch of the 2011 World Cup Final, in which the U.S. Women lost in a shootout 3-1, but not before giving up leads of 1-0 with nine minutes remaining in regulation, and a 2-1 advantage with three minutes left in overtime.
Let’s hope this game doesn’t end in the same heartbreaking fashion like the one the English National Team just experienced.