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Mother of England player says her daughter 'will bounce back'

Marie Bassett told ITV Central how proud she was of her daughter Laura despite the own goal Photo: ITV Central

The mother of England footballer Laura Bassett has told ITV News about the 'surreal moment' when she saw her daughter score the own goal which cost England a place in the World Cup Final.

Marie Bassett described watching her daughter burst into tears once the match ended 2-1 to Japan in the early hours of this morning.

She insists that her daughter, a defender for Notts County FC, will come through the disappointment with the support of her family and fellow players and 'bounce back'.

She also paid tribute to what the squad have done for women's football in England.

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