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England's Women's World Cup team arrive home

The Lionesses with their bronze medals. Credit: ITV News

The England Women's World Cup team has arrived back in Heathrow after pulling off the best finish by any England team at a World Cup since the men were victorious in 1966.

Fara Williams' extra-time penalty against Germany in Edmonton handed the Lionesses a 1-0 win that secured them a bronze medal in the tournament.

The Lionesses won bronze, he best finish by any England team at a World Cup since 1966 Credit: ITV News

An unfortunate own goal by Laura Bassett in stoppage time against Japan pushed the team out of the semi-finals.

But that was all but forgotten when the team arrived home jubilantly on Monday morning.

England can now confidently target Euro 2017 glory at the tournament in Holland. The qualifiers begin in September.

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