England’s team defender, Laura Bassett, scored a goal against her own team by mistake and caused England a World Cup. It was devastating news to both Laura and her team, but the team managed to calm her down, or better yet, support her for being a strong member throughout the tournament. The team lost to Japan and will be facing Germany in the bronze match. Mark Sampson, England’s manager, stated that “she’s been courageous, strong, kept this group together. She didn’t deserve that, but she should be looked upon as a hero. An absolute hero.” American soccer star, Landon Donovan tweeted: “Absolutely devastated for @laurabassett6 We all make mistakes and I hope she doesn’t let this define her”. Poor Bassett, an own goal as they call it, is definitely unpleasant.
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