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Women's World Cup: Image of the day

SISTERS IN ARMS: Christine Sinclair comsoles Janine Beckie

SISTERS IN ARMS: Christine Sinclair comsoles Janine Beckie

Football can be so cruel...

From the euphoria of reaching the knock-out stages of the Women's World Cup to the heartbreak of elimination - it's a game of fine margins.

City and Canada striker Janine Beckie had played a key role in helping her country to the last 16, claiming a match-winning assist in the opening day win over Cameroon and featuring in every game since.

READ: Steph Houghton hails World Cup home comforts

WATCH: Ellen White on her World Cup spectacle celebration

Against Sweden in the Round of 16 however, her luck would turn as she saw a penalty superbly saved by Hedvig Lindahl to send the Scandinavians - featuring former City player Kosovare Asllani - through and the 2015 quarter-finalists home.

Despite the agony, Beckie and co. remained courageous in defeat, as our Image of the Day depicts, with Canada's all-time top goalscorer Christine Sinclair consoling our heartbroken heroine, while the Swedes celebrate.

Commiserations to Canada. Congratulations to Sweden.

 

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Women's World Cup: Image of the day

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Houghton and White help England reach last eight

CAPTAIN FANTASTIC: Steph Houghton celebrates with her team-mates after firing England ahead

Goals from City duo Steph Houghton and Ellen White helped England overcome Cameroon and reach the Women’s World Cup quarter-finals.

England overcome Cameroon amidst farcical scenes after twin VAR protests by the African side