BBC Sport - Women's World Cup 2015: Mark Sampson praise for 'hero' Laura Bassett

Sampson praise for 'hero' Bassett

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.

With a minute of added time remaining, Bassett sliced an attempted clearance into her own net off the crossbar to settle a hard-fought game in Edmonton.

Captain Steph Houghton has "no words" to describe the defeat but is "so proud" of her teammates' World Cup endeavours.

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