Team GB star’s heartbreaking message after women’s football team knocked out of Olympics

Team GB star’s heartbreaking message after women’s football team knocked out of Olympics

On Friday, Team Great Britain’s women’s football team was eliminated from the Tokyo Olympics after a tough defeat by Australia 4-3 - despite Ellen White’s impressive hat trick in the quarter-finals.

White later took to her Twitter to express her pride in playing with the team, alongside a photo of her looking crushed.

“The pride I feel being a part of this team is beyond words! And to have represented @TeamGB at #tokyo2020 was an honour & a privilege! Thank you for the support,” she wrote.

Team GB also penned a heartfelt message about the upset.

“The passion and the pride. They gave it everything,” they wrote.

Inspired by the sweet messages, people took to the comments to express how proud they were of how far the team came despite the loss.

“We’re so, so proud of you all,” someone wrote.

“Unlucky to lose that girls, less said about referee decisions the better. “Well done for all your efforts!” another added.

Others took to the comments to hold her head high and that she should be proud of herself. Check out the responses below.

Team GB got off to a good start but faltered as Alanna Kennedy took the lead 10 minutes before the break.

White equalised with a looping header in the second half and a second – her fifth of the tournament - which came nine minutes later to completely turn the game around.

But Australia refused to give up as Kerr exposed weak defence in the 89th minute with a clean finish to deny Hege Riise’s side.

Ellie Carpenter fouled Nikita Parris five minutes into extra time, and a disputed penalty was awarded, but Teagan Micah saved Weir’s kick.

Mary Fowler scored for Australia minutes later with a deflected shot, and Kerr added her second at the start of the second half of extra-time before White finished her a hat trick.

Advancing to the next game, team Australia will now compete against Sweden, who beat Japan 3-1 in the semi-finals on Monday.

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