Late golden goal sinks England in Junior World Cup
ARGENTINA'S Carla Dupuy broke England hearts with a dramatic golden goal in the Junior World Cup semi final in Boston, USA.
Neither sides managed to trouble the scorers in either regulation time and the score was still locked at 0-0 in the final minute of extra time, as penalty strokes loomed large.
But Dupuy lashed home at the death, leaving England no time to mount a comeback.
"The girls are absolutely gutted," said Assistant Coach Martin Rodgers.
"As a coaching staff we are incredibly proud of them. They left it all out on the field. To take it to within a minute of a penalty stroke competition for a place in the final is still quite an achievement.
"Argentina has a good team. They've got good runners and although they created more chances I thought the girls stuck to the game plan well and kept their opportunities to a minimum.
"We've got to be up for the medal match now. It will be a difficult game against Korea who will be hurting after their defeat to the Netherlands but they're a resolute lot [the England team] and they'll be up for it."
England will now meet Korea in the bronze medal match on Sunday but regardless of the result, they have already eclipsed their previous best finish in the competition. (Seventh in Santiago, Chile in 2001)