Wednesday in Edmonton, the match is settled cruelly for English, with a goal against his camp Bassett in injury time. Jill Scott and his partners had previously outperformed resist and seemed ready to create a new surprise by taking the defending Japanese title in overtime. But by trying to disengage, Bassett has brought the ball into the top corner of his own guardian.
A case of penalty kicks
Like the first semifinal on Tuesday between Germany and the United States United, the match had previously been a matter of penalty kicks. Japan was first rewarded for his domination and his collective control with a penalty kick obtained by Ariyoshi, perhaps outside the area, and transformed by Miyama (33 e ).
But since the start of the tournament, England still surprised by his ability to react and quickly equalized, also from the penalty spot. The Houghton captain fell very easily on contact with at least minimal Ogimi and Williams equalized (1-1, 40 e ).
Revenues in the game, the players Mark Sampson then really embarrassed the reigning world champions and even had the better chances with such a huge hit on the bar signed Duggan (62 e ) and hazardous fire White (64 e ) and Jill Scott (66 e ).
But it is the dramatic turn of Bassett signed that sealed the fate of the match. The Japanese will go to the final and the English will have to settle the match for third place on Saturday against Germany.