England men's captain Wayne Rooney has congratulated the women's team after they made it to the World Cup semi-finals on Saturday night.
Rooney and his international team-mates were a damp squib in Brazil last year, with the team failing to make it out of the group stages after defeats to Italy and Uruguay and a draw against Costa Rica.
The women began their campaign with a loss to France but have not looked back since, beating Mexico, Colombia, Norway and hosts Canada to become the first English senior team to make a World Cup semi-final since 1990.
And Rooney, a veteran of three World Cup campaigns, was among the first to congratulate the Lionesses following their 2-1 win against Canada.
"England women doing the country proud. Huge congratulations on reaching the semi-finals," he wrote on Twitter.
The tweet said: "Our lionesses go back to being mothers, partners and daughters today, but they have taken on another title - heroes."
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The mother of England's Laura Bassett has told ITV News her daughter will bounce back from scoring the decisive own goal in the semi-final.