LYON, France – It’s déjà vu for England at the World Cup. A 2-1 loss to the U.S. in the semifinals has kept the Lionesses out of the World Cup final for the second straight edition. A poor first half had England playing catch-up early on. Christen Press slipped in behind Lucy Bronze to put the World Cup holders ahead early.
It wasn’t a great game for Bronze, Millie Bright and Demi Stokes. The Lionesses were out of sorts defensively.
“I’m just disappointed in myself,” Bronze said postgame. “I’m disappointed in the first goal. That’s not something that I’m use to. I’m used to being defensively solid, no matter what people say about me. I’m an attacker, but I always want to defend my player well. I’m disappointed that I didn’t do that.”
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