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Summary

  1. England finish third at Women's World Cup
  2. England's first win over Germany
  3. Williams sends keeper the wrong way
  4. Kemme drags down Sanderson for penalty

Live Reporting

By Andy Cryer

All times stated are UK

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Farewell

But, for me, that is where I leave you this morning.

What an evening it has been though. 

It has been a pleasure.

World Cup final

USA v Japan (00:00 BST Monday)

Don't forget you can also watch Monday's World Cup final between the holders Japan and the USA live on the BBC.

Coverage begins on BBC Two at 23:30 BST on Sunday night, while you could also watch online and follow live text commentary.

Commentary will also be on BBC Radio 5 live Sports Extra from 23:32 BST.

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#Lionesses #WomensWorldCup can i request for the women to replace some of the male players in the Premier League. #EnglandWomen #bbcfootball

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England's former players enjoyed that win too...

Well done @England 3rd place 👏🏻 you have inspired our nation young and old. GET IN 😄

AET: Germany 0-0 England

Mark Sampson celebrates with his players
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Regarding the penalty: "Just put it in the goal Fara!" On the match "We deserved it. Every game been there fighting away. Played three of the top nations, France, Japan, Germany. This team are incredible. On support: "The support has been incredible, awesome, amazing. It has made such a difference.

Mark SampsonEngland coach

AET: Germany 0-1 England

I don't know where they get it from. They dug deep. Life is horrible sometimes. It's really tough. You get a kick in the teeth and we had a massive kick in the teeth the other day. But we wanted to show the world today, everyone has a tough time, dust yourself down and go again.

Mark SampsonEngland coach

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Well done #ENG you have done the nation proud #bbcfootball #Lionesses ❤️❤️❤️❤️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️🔴⚪️🔴⚪️

First time I've enjoyed watching England at an international tournament. Congratulations on 3rd place #Lionesses #FIFAWWC #bbcfootball

AET: Germany 0-1 England

I felt we wanted it more than the Germans and we deserved it. I'm so happy the girls won and got the bronze medal.

Lindsay JohnsonEngland and Everton striker on BBC Three

Player reaction

AET: Germany 0-1 England

"Speechless. We had big hopes and big belief and our performance showed how together and how strong we are. We hadn't beaten them after 20 attempts.

Fara WilliamsEngland goal scorer

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Historic moment for English football, its brought 23 talented women into the nations hearts. We are proud of all of you #bbcfootball #bronze

Much as I hate 3rd-place games, that was a hell of a way to end. Out on a high, Germany beaten, smile on Bassett's face. Nice. #bbcfootball

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what a sight watching our girls that have made a whole nation so so proud to be finally enjoying themselves @england #Lionesses #bbcfootball

AET: Germany 0-1 England

England's players continue to cavort around the pitch. They now launch into the 'Yaya Toure - Kolo Toure dance'. Bit left field but, hey, they've won a World Cup bronze medal.

AET: Germany 0-1 England

Laura Bassett with a huge beaming smile as she gets her bronze medal. What a difference from a few days ago...

AET: Germany 0-1 England

England are making the most of this. Skipper Steph Houghton waves both fists in the air as she makes her way to collect her bronze medal.

Credit to the Germans as they stand and politely applaud but that is clearly the last place they want to be me at this moment...

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Laura Bassett celebrates
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From tears of despair to tears of joy brilliant by the #England #Lionesses to beat #Germany and take 3rd place in the #FIFAWWC! #bbcfootball

Every player, from one to twenty-three, deserves this bronze medal! #Lionesses #bbcfootball

Historic moment. England going to win something at the World Cup and the Germans aren't! #bbcfootball

AET Germany 0-1 England

England have performed out of their skins. At the final whistle they fell to their knees, they had nothing left. Wow, to beat Germany, the number one ranked team in the world. That is just amazing.

Faye WhiteFormer England captain on BBC 5 Live

AET Germany 0-1 England

Rachel Brown-Finnis

Former England goalkeeper on BBC 5 Live

I could not be prouder for everything these girls have achieved. Previous teams never believed they could beat Germany but this team, had the belief. They had all the characteristics - technically, tactically, physically and psychologically. It is a new era for women's football.

AET: Germany 0-1 England

The podium is out on the pitch as England are ready to be handed their bronze medals. Germany do not look happy...

AET: Germany 0-1 England

"Steph Houghton leading the celebrations in front of the England fans that have travelled. It's been a fantastic campaign by this team and it's great to see them smiling after their semi-final heartache. Now they will receive the bronze medal while Germany will get a handshake."

Alistair MagowanBBC Sport's at Commonwealth Stadium

AET: Germany 0-1 England

Fara Williams has scored more (non-shootout) penalties than anyone else in this tournament - 3.  

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@BBCFootball_ #Lionesses #bbcfootball You knocked out the hosts, you beat Germany, you rock Lionesses!

Congratulations #England #Lionesses done the country proud. There's only one @fara_williams47 #bbcfootball #FIFAWWC #WWC2015 #Eng #Ger

'This means everything to the England players'

Germany 0-1 england

This performance is typical of how England have played at this World Cup and they have given everything to beat Germany. Beating Germany and getting to the top of the European ladder means everything to these players.

Lucy WardBBC pundit on BBC Three

Germany 0-1 England

Babett Peter looks dejected
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German players are slumped in dejection while England's players are going absolutely crazy in a huddle. Jumping, dancing and singing.

Who says third-place play-offs mean nothing.

Germany 0-1 England

On the second half performance and extra time they well deserved it. They wanted it more than Germany.

Lindsay JohnsonEverton and BBC Three pundit

FULL-TIME

Germany 0-1 England

England's players celebrate at full-time
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Scenes as England's subs race across the pitch in celebration. ENGLAND HAVE FINISHED THE WORLD CUP IN THIRD POSITION.

Germany 0-1 England

England's bench are on their feet. They are all smiles. They are nearly there and have the ball deep inside Germany's half... keeping it in the corner.

Germany 0-1 England

A bronze medal awaits and a first ever win against Germany. So close as England break...

Germany 0-1 England

Breathe England and Karen Bardsley collects, Two minutes injury time signalled. 

Germany 0-1 England

Bianca Schmidt crosses but England clear.Back it comes...

Germany 0-1 England

Poor delivery but Germany have a throw.

Germany 0-1 England

Germany come again.. and corner as Lena Petermann's shot is deflected.

Germany 0-1 England

Remember England haven't beaten Germany in 20 attempts. They are so close now...

Germany 0-1 England

Free-kick England deep inside their own half. Into the last three minutes.

Germany 0-1 England

That is not a good miss - Schmidt really had to score that.

Lucy WardBBC pundit on BBC Three

CLOSE!

Germany 0-1 England

What a miss. Alexandra Popp crosses from the left and Bianca Schmidt looks certain to score at the far post. She doesn't as she heads wide. What a let off.

Germany 0-1 England

After seeing the German keepers reaction to the penalty decision, I wouldn't want to Angerer! #bbcfootball

How great had bardsley been tonight made some great saves #bbcfootball #lionesses

If England wins this, the media will hail the performance better than 1966's. #bbcfootball

Germany 0-1 England

Anja Mittag's low free-kick bounces in front of Karen Bardsley but she gathers at the second attempt. England five minutes away from finishing third.