Here's what the Lionesses and others had to say after England's devastating Euros exit
England’s semi-final European Championship exit came as a shock to a nation that had seen the Lionesses win their first four games, but still the nation were proud of the efforts of a team they’ve come to cherish.
A 3-0 defeat at the hands of the hosts knocked England out, and despite being the highest ranked team left in the tournament, Mark Sampson was pleased with the way his side went about the tournament.
Meanwhile utility woman Lucy Bronze and goalkeeper Siobhan Chamberlain demonstrated the mixture of emotions a tournament exit at the semi-final stage can produce.
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And Michael Owen, who played a key role for England at World Cups in 1998 and 2002, was disappointed with the result but acknowledged the importance of the Lionesses reaching the semi-final stage.
It wasn’t just the world of sport that got behind the team, though – here’s the royal opinion.
Comedian Paddy McGuinness very much enjoyed the tournament by the sound of it…
… and Mayor of London Sadiq Khan got involved with a gif.
Sports broadcaster Jacqui Oatley made it clear that she was not expecting England to lose quite so heavily.
But as another sports reporter pointed out, England’s summer overall has been one tremendous story of success.
The Lionesses will hope for better at the Women’s World Cup in France in two years time.