England boss Mark Sampson says his side deserve to head home as heroes after suffering a semi-final defeat to Japan.
BBC Sport re-lives England's memorable journey to the semi-finals of the Women's World Cup, after the teams hopes of lifting the trophy ended with a 2-1 defeat to Japan.
England go out of the Women's World Cup with a 2-1 semi-final defeat by Japan, with Laura Bassett scoring an injury-time own goal.
England suffer semi-final heartbreak in the Women's World Cup as an injury-time own goal sends Japan through to the final.
England manager Mark Sampson says Laura Bassett "should be looked upon as a hero" for her World Cup performances, despite her own goal giving Japan a 2-1 semi-final victory.
England's Laura Bassett scores an own goal in injury time to hand Japan a last-gasp 2-1 victory in their 2015 Women's World Cup semi-final.
England level against Japan through Fara Williams's penalty after Toni Duggan was fouled in the box in their 2015 Women's World Cup semi-final in Edmonton.
Captain Aya Miyama scores from the penalty spot after Claire Rafferty fouled Saori Ariyoshi to put Japan 1-0 up against England in their 2015 Women's World Cup semi-final in Edmonton.